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Time Zone: Tunica County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Tunica is the Seat for Tunica County.

Tunica County was founded in 1836 and was created by taking area from WashingtonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Tunica had a population of 10,436 people. This is an increase of 13.1% since the last Census (which gave a population of 9,227 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Tunica represented 0.32% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 78th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201010,778+16.81%+3.28% since 2009
200910,436+13.1%-0.86% since 2008
200810,526+14.08%+0.33% since 2007
20009,227The Last Census

More information can be found on the Tunica County Census Page for Tunica County.


Websites for Tunica County

Official Website:   www.tunicacounty.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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