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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5 percent, the highest in the state and equal to that of Tunica County, Mississippi, where casinos don't seem to have created enough jobs.
In Austin, then the county-seat town of Tunica County, the city was put to the torch leaving only two homes standing.
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.
But one school in Tunica County has succeeded in making strides in student achievement by focusing on improving the quality of literacy instruction.
And Tunica County, Mississippi, qualified as the poorest county in the nation with a 52.
Gallagher said his firm is working on the 9,500-unit Riverbend Crossing golf course and residential development in Tunica County, Miss.
The number of people working in Tunica County, Mississippi, for example, increased by 3,144 between late 1992, when the first casino was introduced, and the end of 2001, even though the population increased by only 1,172.
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.