Sunflower County, Mississippi Population 2022

Sunflower County, Mississippi's estimated population is 21,807 with a growth rate of -4.81% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sunflower County, Mississippi is the 38th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 28,981 and has seen a growth of -24.75% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18501,1020.00%
18605,0193,917355.44%
18705,015-4-0.08%
18804,661-354-7.06%
18909,3844,723101.33%
190016,0846,70071.40%
191028,78712,70378.98%
192046,37417,58761.09%
193066,36419,99043.11%
194061,007-5,357-8.07%
195056,031-4,976-8.16%
196045,750-10,281-18.35%
197037,047-8,703-19.02%
198034,844-2,203-5.95%
199032,867-1,977-5.67%
201028,981-3,886-11.82%
201128,521-460-1.59%
201228,407-114-0.40%
201327,906-501-1.76%
201427,405-501-1.80%
201526,877-528-1.93%
201626,493-384-1.43%
201726,142-351-1.32%
201826,211690.26%
201925,110-1,101-4.20%
202024,009-1,101-4.38%
202122,908-1,101-4.59%
202221,807-1,101-4.81%
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Sunflower County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,29724.45%
Black or African American19,06974.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native600.23%
Asian70.03%
Some Other Race990.38%
Two or More Races2270.88%
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Sunflower County, Mississippi Population by Race

Sunflower County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2022

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Sunflower County, Mississippi Median Age

36.3


Total

34.5


Male

38.1


Female

Sunflower County, Mississippi Adults

There are 20,076 adults, (3,475 of whom are seniors) in Sunflower County, Mississippi.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Sunflower County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

12,178

47.28%

Male

13,581

52.72%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Population by Age

Sunflower County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sunflower County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.6%20.4%
Male58.3%41.7%
All53.3%46.7%
Non Family43.9%56.1%
Female37.4%62.6%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sunflower County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3452.5753.3
Married2,4623.479.6
Male3793.0758.3
Female2,2843.4937.4
Non Family3,2201.2343.9

3.34

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Sunflower County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2177.00%
9th to 12th Grade3,14318.08%
High School Graduate5,60632.26%
Some College3,47720.01%
Associates Degree1,0736.17%
Bachelors Degree1,7299.95%
Graduate Degree1,1356.53%
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Sunflower County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sunflower County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,6823,9021,196
Black12,3938,9661,665
2+ Races79513
Asian77
Other Race5130
Hispanic205104
Native American60

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.54%.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,428$29,002$25,033
Less Than 9th Grade$17,299$20,000$16,324
High School Graduate$17,288$21,810$15,390
Some College$26,372$31,463$23,529
Bachelors Degree$39,576$44,602$37,895
Graduate Degree$50,361$110,441$44,711

$26,428

Average Earnings

$29,002

Average Male

$25,033

Average Female

Sunflower County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sunflower County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Sunflower County, Mississippi Language

98.52% of Sunflower County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.30% of the population.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Language

Sunflower County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple21015573.81%
Black15,9586,04237.86%
Native371232.43%
White4,9423276.62%
Other28NaN%
Hispanic47315332.35%

30.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.00%

Male Poverty Rate

31.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sunflower County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sunflower County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 73.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sunflower County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 32.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.57%.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.76%
High School34.49%
Some College20.41%
Bachelors or Greater5.70%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed12.30%
Male Unemployed32.68%
Female Employed17.89%
Female Unemployed55.02%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sunflower County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,515$48,935
Families$42,565$59,774
Married Families$74,688$85,426
Non Families$17,195$28,954
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Income by Household Type

Sunflower County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.7%

Male Marriage Rate

27.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sunflower County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Sunflower County, Mississippi Marital Status

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711

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War160
First Gulf War171
Vietnam208
Korea37
World War II28

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3480
35 to 54213
55 to 64143
65 to 74111
75+164

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3125.83%
Black3992.77%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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6.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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45.8%

Labor Force Participation

40.8%

Employment Rate

11%

Unemployment Rate

Sunflower County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Sunflower County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Sunflower County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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88.01%

Born in Sunflower County, Mississippi

99.49%

Native Born

0.51%

Foreign Born

0.15%

Non Citizen

0.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.49% of Sunflower County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 88.01% 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.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Place of Birth

  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

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