Tunica County

Tunica County, Mississippi

PO Box 217
Tunica, MS 38676
Phone: (662) 363-2451
Fax: (662) 357-5934

On the northwestern border of MS, southwest of Memphis, TN; organized Feb 9, 1836 by the Treaty of Pontotoc from Chickasaw cession of 1832. Name Origin: For a tribe of Tunican linguistic stock located on the lower Yazoo River in MS. Their name probably means 'the people' or 'those who are the people.'

Area (sq mi):: 480.78 (land 454.81; water 25.97) Population per square mile: 22.70
Population 2005: 10,321 State rank: 72 Population change: 2000-20005 11.90%; 1990-2000 13.00% Population 2000: 9,227 (White 26.90%; Black or African American 70.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.50%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 30.60
Income 2000: per capita $11,978; median household $23,270; Population below poverty level: 33.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,327-$19,325
Unemployment (2004): 8.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.10% Median travel time to work: 19.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Tunica County used to be one of the poorest places in the United States, but about 20 years ago the local economy started to perk up with the arrival of casinos on the Mississippi River.
Lefever has extensive experience in the gaming industry, having served as top financial officer for several casino/hotel properties, including Resorts Atlantic City, The Desert Inn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, and Sheraton Casino in Tunica County, Mississippi.
Employment in Tunica County however has grown steadily since the first casino was introduced in late 1992, reflecting the steady increase in the number of casinos in Tunica County throughout the middle and late 1990s.
The counties used in the analyses are Warren County (Vicksburg casino market) and Tunica County (Tunica casino market) in Mississippi; Massac County (one casino) and St.
Ten years ago, Tunica County was the poorest in the nation.
He is currently training in Hawaii and is expected to stay in Memphis or at a casino hotel in nearby Tunica County, Mississippi, during the build-up to the fight.
The little nonprofit Tunica County Housing Authority was ready to build a modest new house on Academy Street for a black family.
Near Vicksburg, in Tunica County, Kaplan and some soldiers enter a casino.
So we recently moved the barge from Tunica Township to Robinsonville, Tunica County.
Other winning projects included a study of Alaska's Tlingit Indians and their culture; an examination of the effects of riverboat gambling in Tunica County, Miss.
On August 10, 2008, Larry Williams drove the full size 2007 Freightliner Glaval Bus on Interstate 61 through Tunica County, Mississippi.
Majestic Star), a Fitzgeralds-brand casino and hotel in Tunica County, Mississippi (Fitzgeralds Tunica) and a Fitzgeralds-brand casino in Black Hawk, Colo.