Tunica is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 981 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tunica is the 170th largest community in Mississippi.
Tunica is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tunica is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tunica who work in sales jobs (14.51%), management occupations (13.63%), and office and administrative support (12.74%).
One of the benefits of Tunica is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.11 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Tunica is a very car-oriented town. 0.98% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Tunica is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Tunica has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
As is often the case in a small town, Tunica doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Tunica is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.49% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Tunica in 2010 was $23,998, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,992 for a family of four. However, Tunica contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Tunica is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Tunica home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tunica residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tunica include English, German, Other Arab, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Tunica is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.