Sunflower County, Mississippi Population 2019

Sunflower County, Mississippi's estimated population is 26,146 with a growth rate of -1.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sunflower County, Mississippi is the 36th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201825,735-411-1.57%
201726,146-349-1.32%
201626,495-384-1.43%
201526,879-528-1.93%
201427,407-500-1.79%
201327,907-499-1.76%
201228,406-111-0.39%
201128,517-464-1.60%
201028,981-3,886-11.82%
199032,867-1,977-5.67%
198034,844-2,203-5.95%
197037,047-8,703-19.02%
196045,750-10,281-18.35%
195056,031-4,976-8.16%
194061,007-5,357-8.07%
193066,36419,99043.11%
192046,37417,58761.09%
191028,78712,70378.98%
190016,0846,70071.40%
18909,3844,723101.33%
18804,661-354-7.06%
18705,015-4-0.08%
18605,0193,917355.44%
18501,1020.00%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American19,911
White6,715
Two or More Races104
Some Other Race76
American Indian and Alaska Native72
Asian37

Sunflower County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2019

Sunflower County, Mississippi Median Age

34.9


Total

33.7


Male

36.9


Female

Sunflower County, Mississippi Adults

There are 20,652 adults, (3,210 of whom are seniors) in Sunflower County, Mississippi.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Age Dependency

54.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sunflower County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

12,801

47.56%

Male

14,114

52.44%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Households and Families

Sunflower County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sunflower County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
All56.2%43.8%
Non Family49.3%50.7%
Male46.4%53.6%
Female46.3%53.7%

56.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,5052.756.2
Non Family2,8651.1449.3
Married2,5813.3975.7
Female2,5073.6846.3
Male5523.1446.4

3.43

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sunflower County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6629.41%
9th to 12th Grade3,24918.39%
High School Graduate5,19829.42%
Some College3,72521.09%
Associates Degree1,2727.20%
Bachelors Degree1,7109.68%
Graduate Degree8504.81%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black12,4948,6191,547
White4,9313,988997
Hispanic21912313
Multiple Races69458
Native American43
Other Race2919
Asian28258

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 89.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,946$26,337$22,511
Less Than High School$16,953$19,896$14,531
High School Grad$21,029$24,038$18,293
Some College$24,558$26,292$22,315
Bachelors Degree$30,617$30,197$30,742
Graduate Degree$45,179$67,941$39,758

$24,946

Average Earnings

$26,337

Average Male

$22,511

Average Female

Sunflower County, Mississippi Language

Sunflower County, Mississippi Language by Age

Sunflower County, Mississippi Language

98.71% of Sunflower County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.04% of the population.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Poverty

Sunflower County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black17,2146,90540.11%
White5,3004408.30%
Hispanic40514335.31%

32.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.87%

Male Poverty Rate

33.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sunflower County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sunflower County, Mississippi is Black, with 40.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sunflower County, Mississippi is White, with 8.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.20%
High School29.54%
Some College22.58%
Bachelors or Greater6.77%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.96%
Male Unemployed40.11%
Female Employed17.46%
Male Employed12.45%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Income

Sunflower County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$28,556$43,118
Families$35,368$50,465
Married Families$59,026-
Non Families$18,825$26,341

Sunflower County, Mississippi Marital Status

Sunflower County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

27.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.3%

Male Marriage Rate

26.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Sunflower County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Sunflower County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans

986

Number of Veterans

887

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam312
Second Gulf War176
First Gulf War136
World War II61
Korea40

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black5033.41%
White4698.28%
Asian932.14%
2 or More55.75%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

4.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sunflower County, Mississippi Employment Status

47.5%

Labor Force Participation

39.2%

Employment Rate

17.6%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Sunflower County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Indianola106189655-963-9.07%
Ruleville30072727-280-9.31%
Moorhead24052215-190-7.90%
Shaw 19471803-144-7.40%
Drew19271731-196-10.17%
Sunflower11591049-110-9.49%
Inverness1019927-92-9.03%
Doddsville9889-9-9.18%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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