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Welcome to Tunica ...

The town of Tunica is located in Tunica County and is the County Seat for Tunica County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Tunica has a population of 926 people<1> (see below for details).

Tunica was established in 1888.

The community of Tunica is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Tunica lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Tunica: (662)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tunica had a population of 1,030 people (which is 9.56% of the total population of Tunica County). This makes Tunica the county's most populous community.

The population of Tunica represents 0.03% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 160th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,030 people, the population of Tunica decreased 9.01% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,132 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Tunica had an population of 926 people. This is a decrease of 10.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.2% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tunica.

Communities near Tunica ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Tunica and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Helena - West Helena (AR)   [Map]   10,701   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Helena (AR)   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Horseshoe Lake (AR)   [Map]   275   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hughes (AR)   [Map]   1,275   N   18 miles [29 km]
West Helena (AR)   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Crenshaw   [Map]   848   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Tunica.

Communities Also Named Tunica ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Tunica - they are located in and Louisiana (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tunica.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tunica. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tunica. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tunica. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Tunica:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tunica ...

Looking for more information about Tunica? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tunica, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tunica.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Tunica. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
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Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tunica. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tunica County: www.tunicacounty.com/

The official website for State of Mississippi: www.ms.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tunica.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tunica - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Tunica. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tunica) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tunica. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tunica

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunica. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6880, Longitude: -90.3814     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tunica have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tunica.



 
 
 

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