Sharkey County, Mississippi Population 2020

Sharkey County, Mississippi's estimated population is 4,423 with a growth rate of -2.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sharkey County, Mississippi is the 81st largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20184,377-46-1.04%
20174,423-93-2.06%
20164,516-51-1.12%
20154,567-46-1.00%
20144,613-65-1.39%
20134,678-108-2.26%
20124,786-89-1.83%
20114,875-11-0.23%
20104,886-2,180-30.85%
19907,066-898-11.28%
19807,964-973-10.89%
19708,937-1,801-16.77%
196010,738-2,165-16.78%
195012,903-2,530-16.39%
194015,4331,55611.21%
193013,877-313-2.21%
192014,190-1,504-9.58%
191015,6943,51628.87%
190012,1783,79645.29%
18908,3822,07632.92%
18806,3060.00%

How Many People Live in Sharkey County, Mississippi?

4,423

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,33773.97%
White1,13225.09%
Asian280.62%
Some Other Race80.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.13%

Sharkey County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Sharkey County, Mississippi Median Age

42.1


Total

37.5


Male

43.8


Female

Sharkey County, Mississippi Adults

There are 3,411 adults, (784 of whom are seniors) in Sharkey County, Mississippi.

Sharkey County, Mississippi Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sharkey County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

2,364

52.41%

Male

2,147

47.59%

Sharkey County, Mississippi Households and Families

Sharkey County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sharkey County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.4%10.6%
All66.3%33.7%
Non Family57.8%42.2%
Male50%50%
Female46.5%53.5%

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7552.4966.3
Non Family7611.1457.8
Married6043.1389.4
Female3144.5446.5
Male762.5750

3.51

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sharkey County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2959.79%
9th to 12th Grade49616.46%
High School Graduate72924.20%
Some College76125.26%
Associates Degree1695.61%
Bachelors Degree42514.11%
Graduate Degree1384.58%

Sharkey County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black2,0631,454227
White915741318
Asian212118
Other Race8
Native American66
Hispanic5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,775$31,815$24,000
Less Than High School$21,830$21,902$21,500
High School Grad$20,913$30,982$14,009
Some College$25,352$40,614$22,333
Bachelors Degree$35,737$48,611$35,114
Graduate Degree$41,250$$41,667

$26,775

Average Earnings

$31,815

Average Male

$24,000

Average Female

Sharkey County, Mississippi Language

Sharkey County, Mississippi Language by Age

Sharkey County, Mississippi Language

99.18% of Sharkey County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.65% of the population.

Sharkey County, Mississippi Poverty

Sharkey County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,3091,07132.37%
White1,058545.10%
Asian281553.57%
Other8337.50%

25.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.82%

Male Poverty Rate

27.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sharkey County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sharkey County, Mississippi is Asian, with 53.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sharkey County, Mississippi is White, with 5.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.00%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.99%
High School32.58%
Some College10.43%
Bachelors or Greater4.88%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed18.92%
Male Unemployed13.59%
Male Employed12.52%
Female Employed11.78%

Sharkey County, Mississippi Income

Sharkey County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$28,799$43,551
Families$39,024$59,086
Married Families$52,770-
Non Families$17,138$23,113

Sharkey County, Mississippi Marital Status

Sharkey County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.1%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sharkey County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Sharkey County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sharkey County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Sharkey County, Mississippi Veterans

130

Number of Veterans

126

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War74
Vietnam35
Second Gulf War28
World War II11
Korea8

Sharkey County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black843.47%
White464.81%

Sharkey County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

4.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sharkey County, Mississippi Employment Status

50.4%

Labor Force Participation

42%

Employment Rate

16.5%

Unemployment Rate

Sharkey County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

91.22%

Born in Mississippi

98.32%

Native Born

1.68%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.32% of Sharkey County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 91.22% having been born in Mississippi. 1.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Population of Cities in Sharkey County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Rolling Fork21432025-118-5.51%
Anguilla725661-64-8.83%
Cary311285-26-8.36%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990