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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tunica is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tunica who work in management occupations (16.63%), office and administrative support (12.94%), and teaching (12.32%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Tunica spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.25 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Tunica is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Tunica, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 0.97% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Tunica is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Tunica is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.33% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Tunica in 2010 was $22,643, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,572 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 German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Other Arab.
The most common language spoken in Tunica is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.