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Welcome to Tunica ...
The location of Tunica has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Tunica has a population of 858 people<3> (see below for details).
Tunica was established in 1888.
The community of Tunica is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Tunica lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Tunica is located in the (662) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tunica had an population of 858 people. This is a decrease of 16.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 24.2% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Tunica had a population of 1,030 people (or 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 (which had a count of 1,132 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Tunica.
Communities Also Named Tunica ...
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tunica.
Communities near Tunica ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tunica.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tunica. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tunica.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tunica.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tunica. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.
Adding Tunica to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Tunica in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tunica was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Tunica on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tunica on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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: https://www.ms.gov/
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This page was last modified: 30 Nov 2021