Tunica County, MS

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2020 Population
9,807
1.81% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
34.6
2.98% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
31.7%
32.3% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$34,485
12.4% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$101,800
4.95% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Tunica County, MS had a population of 9.81k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $34,485. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Tunica County, MS declined from 9,988 to 9,807, a −1.81% decrease and its median household income declined from $39,370 to $34,485, a −12.4% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tunica County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (80.3%), White (Non-Hispanic) (18.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.377%), Other (Hispanic) (0.286%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.184%).

None of the households in Tunica County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.6% of the residents in Tunica County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Tunica County, MS was $101,800, and the homeownership rate was 39%.

Most people in Tunica County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Tunica County, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Tunica County, MS is home to a population of 9.81k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.897% of Tunica County, MS residents were born outside of the country (88 people).

In 2020, there were 4.31 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.87k people) in Tunica County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.83k White (Non-Hispanic) and 37 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
97.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Tunica County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Tunica County, MS was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tunica County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.87k ± 76
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.83k ± 19
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    37 ± 50.2
0.969%
Hispanic Population
95 people

In 2020, there were 4.31 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.87k people) in Tunica County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.83k White (Non-Hispanic) and 37 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.969% of the people in Tunica County, MS are hispanic (95 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tunica County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.897%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
88 people
2.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
270 people

As of 2020, 0.897% of Tunica County, MS residents (88 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tunica County, MS was 2.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    226 ± 116
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    77 ± 54
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    29 ± 44

Tunica County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Tunica County, MS employs 4.04k people. The largest industries in Tunica County, MS are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,146 people), Transportation & Warehousing (435 people), and Educational Services (394 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($46,228), Educational Services ($46,071), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,255).

Occupations

4.04k
2020 Value
± 543
−5.23%
1 Year decline
± 19.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Tunica County, MS declined at a rate of −5.23%, from 4.27k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tunica County, MS, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (789 people), Personal Care & Service Occupations (373 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (350 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tunica County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.04k
2020 Value
± 543
−5.23%
1 Year decline
± 19.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Tunica County, MS declined at a rate of −5.23%, from 4.27k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tunica County, MS, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,146 people), Transportation & Warehousing (435 people), and Educational Services (394 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tunica County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Tunica County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$29,043
Median earning men ± $1,331
$20,197
Median earning women ± $6,449

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,844), Wholesale Trade ($46,228), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,964), Public Administration ($34,659), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,821).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 69
    Retail Trade
  2. 66
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 57
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.5B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($25.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$182B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $182B. This is expected to increase 105% to $374B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.9B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $21.9B, followed by Louisiana with $11.4B and Tennessee and $10.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tunica County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 72.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (26%), followed by Other (1.32%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.876% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (691k), Some college (559k), and Secondary Education (417k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Tunica County, MS was $101,800 in 2020, which is 0.443 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $107,100 to $101,800, a 4.95% decrease. The homeownership rate in Tunica County, MS is 39%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Tunica County, MS have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tunica County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$101,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$16,276
$1,545
Median Property Taxes
±$276

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tunica County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Tunica County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

39%
Homeownership
2020
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 39% of the housing units in Tunica County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 40.2%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9502
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in Tunica County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$34,485
Median Household Income
± $10,141
3.96k
Number of Households
± 530

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.96k households in Tunica County, MS declined from $34,485 from the previous year's value of $39,370.

The following chart displays the households in Tunica County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tunica County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2020, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Other (1.84%)

In 2020, 84.1% of workers in Tunica County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (1.84%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tunica County, MS have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.47% of the workforce in Tunica County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tunica County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tunica County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

31.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tunica County, MS (3.05k out of 9.61k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tunica County, MS is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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87.2% of the population of Tunica County, MS has health coverage, with 34.6% on employee plans, 36.4% on Medicaid, 9.01% on Medicare, 5.69% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Mississippi was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Mississippi across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.7% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.8%
Uninsured
34.6%
Employer Coverage
36.4%
Medicaid
9.01%
Medicare
5.69%
Non-Group
1.54%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tunica County, MS declined by 15.5% from 15.1% to 12.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tunica County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 137 in Tunica County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 44.2% in Tunica County, MS.

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