Tunica County, Mississippi

According to the 2000 Census, Tunica County, Mississippi has a population of 9,227 people. Of those, 2,541 (28%) are White, 6,473 (70%) are Black, and 233 (3%) are Latino[1]. However, 52 (or 1% of the 9,227 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Tunica County a population of 9,175 with a demographic that is 28% White, 70% Black, and 3% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 9,227 52 9,175
White 2,541 14 2,527
Black 6,473 38 6,435
Latino 233 0 233


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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