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Tunica County, MS&

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Population
10,407
0.67% decline
Median Age
32.4
Median Household Income
$31,918
2.27% growth
Poverty Rate
28.4%
Number of Employees
4,176
0.36% decline
Median Property Value
$87,500
9.4% growth

About the photo: The Memphis Arches, the Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River at sunset, looking west toward Arkansas.

Economy

The economy of Tunica County, MS employs 4,176 people. The economy of Tunica County, MS is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 12.31; 3.83; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Tunica County, MS are Arts, Entertainment, Recreation (1,114), Educational Services (527), and Retail trade (493), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($85,083), Educational Services ($34,632), and Finance & Insurance ($33,387).

Median household income in Tunica County, MS is $31,918. Males in Tunica County, MS have an average income that is 1.56 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,795. The income inequality of Tunica County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Tunica County, MS. In Tunica County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 9 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,678. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.

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Diversity

Tunica County, MS is home to a population of 10,407 people, from which 98.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Tunica County, MS is composed of 8,050 Black residents (77.4%), 2,057 White residents (19.8%), 179 Hispanic residents (1.72%), 57 Asian residents (0.55%), and 35 Other residents (0.34%). The most common foreign languages in Tunica County, MS are Spanish (145 speakers), Vietnamese (72 speakers), and Arabic (43 speakers), but compared to other places, Tunica County, MS has a relative high number of Other (10 speakers), Vietnamese (72 speakers), and Arabic (43 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area awarded 14,099 degrees. The student population of Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 5,400 male students and 8,699 female students. Most students in Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area are White (6,552 and 46.5%), followed by Black or African American (6,131 and 43.5%), Hispanic or Latino (360 and 2.55%), and Asian (353 and 2.5%). The largest universities in Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area by number of graduates are University of Memphis (4,263 and 30.2%), Northwest Mississippi Community College (1,259 and 8.93%), and Southwest Tennessee Community College (1,119 and 7.94%). The most popular majors in Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area are Registered Nursing (397 and 2.82%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (345 and 2.45%), and General Business Administration & Management (271 and 1.92%). The median tuition costs in Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area are $29,990 for private four year colleges, and $7,488 and $19,200 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tunica County, MS is $87,500, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $80,000 to $87,500, a 9.4% increase. The homeownership rate of Tunica County, MS is 39.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Tunica County, MS have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tunica County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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