Sunflower County, Mississippi Population 2020

Sunflower County, Mississippi's estimated population is 24,913 with a growth rate of -1.62% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sunflower County, Mississippi is the 37th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202024,913-411-1.62%
201925,324-411-1.60%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.62%
County Website
Founded
1844
County Seat

Sunflower County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American19,62373.96%
White6,63825.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native1130.43%
Two or More Races860.32%
Some Other Race510.19%
Asian210.08%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Sunflower County, Mississippi Median Age

35.3


Total

34.1


Male

37.1


Female

Sunflower County, Mississippi Adults

There are 20,447 adults, (3,303 of whom are seniors) in Sunflower County, Mississippi.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Age Dependency

54.8

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Sunflower County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

12,605

47.51%

Male

13,927

52.49%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Households and Families

Sunflower County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sunflower County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
All54.9%45.1%
Non Family47.4%52.6%
Male44.8%55.2%
Female41.9%58.1%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3892.6754.9
Non Family2,9221.1547.4
Married2,5333.3578
Female2,4433.6741.9
Male4913.2644.8

3.41

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sunflower County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5358.71%
9th to 12th Grade3,23818.38%
High School Graduate5,19129.46%
Some College3,70921.05%
Associates Degree1,2337.00%
Bachelors Degree1,77310.06%
Graduate Degree9415.34%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black12,4688,7551,547
White4,8443,8991,161
Hispanic23214728
Multiple Races72663
Native American67
Asian18173
Other Race164

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.97%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,129$27,406$22,215
Less Than High School$17,554$20,694$15,071
High School Grad$18,891$23,103$16,357
Some College$25,824$29,647$23,558
Bachelors Degree$30,352$29,500$30,978
Graduate Degree$49,318$82,778$42,778

$25,129

Average Earnings

$27,406

Average Male

$22,215

Average Female

Sunflower County, Mississippi Language

Sunflower County, Mississippi Language by Age

Sunflower County, Mississippi Language

99.06% of Sunflower County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.87% of the population.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Poverty

Sunflower County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black16,7696,55839.11%
White5,0873747.35%
Hispanic4449822.07%
Other471736.17%

31.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.64%

Male Poverty Rate

32.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sunflower County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sunflower County, Mississippi is Black, with 39.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sunflower County, Mississippi is White, with 7.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.76%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.61%
High School31.10%
Some College22.13%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed63.91%
Male Unemployed41.80%
Female Employed18.11%
Male Employed13.14%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Income

Sunflower County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,029$47,217
Families$37,100$55,150
Married Families$63,145-
Non Families$19,073$28,787

Sunflower County, Mississippi Marital Status

Sunflower County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

27.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.3%

Male Marriage Rate

26.8%

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

964

Number of Veterans

876

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam289
Second Gulf War201
First Gulf War173
World War II38
Korea37
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64240
35 to 54219
75+208
65 to 74175
18 to 34122
Name Veterans % of Total
Black5353.66%
White4287.65%
Asian15.56%

$Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

3.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sunflower County, Mississippi Employment Status

46.1%

Labor Force Participation

38.7%

Employment Rate

16%

Unemployment Rate

Sunflower 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

87.45%

Born in Mississippi

99.57%

Native Born

0.43%

Foreign Born

0.15%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.57% of Sunflower County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 87.45% having been born in Mississippi. 0.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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