Sunflower County, Mississippi Population 2021

Sunflower County, Mississippi's estimated population is 22,908 with a growth rate of -4.59% 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 -20.96% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202122,908-1,101-4.59%
202024,009-1,101-4.38%
201925,110-1,101-4.20%
201826,211690.26%
201726,142-351-1.32%
201626,493-384-1.43%
201526,877-528-1.93%
201427,405-501-1.80%
201327,906-501-1.76%
201228,407-114-0.40%
201128,521-460-1.59%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-4.59%
County Website
Founded
1844
County Seat
2010 Population
28,981
Growth Since 2010
-20.96%
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Sunflower County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American19,33273.88%
White6,59525.20%
Some Other Race1030.39%
Two or More Races850.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native330.13%
Asian200.08%
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Sunflower County, Mississippi Population by Race

Sunflower County, Mississippi Population Pyramid $2021

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Sunflower County, Mississippi Median Age

35.6


Total

34.2


Male

37.2


Female

Sunflower County, Mississippi Adults

There are 20,185 adults, (3,384 of whom are seniors) in Sunflower County, Mississippi.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Age Dependency

55.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Sunflower County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

12,301

47.01%

Male

13,867

52.99%

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
Married75.6%24.4%
All53.6%46.4%
Male49.1%50.9%
Non Family46.8%53.2%
Female39.1%60.9%

53.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sunflower County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3222.6353.6
Non Family3,0301.1746.8
Married2,5113.3475.6
Female2,2603.6539.1
Male5213.2149.1

3.39

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Sunflower County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4248.14%
9th to 12th Grade2,97417.00%
High School Graduate5,64232.25%
Some College3,59920.57%
Associates Degree1,1716.69%
Bachelors Degree1,7009.72%
Graduate Degree9875.64%
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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
Black12,4518,9941,550
White4,7623,9231,132
Hispanic173116
2+ Races70593
Native American33
Other Race3311
Asian18172

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 23.77%.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,639$28,166$22,494
Less Than 9th Grade$17,366$23,015$15,791
High School Graduate$18,600$24,338$15,411
Some College$25,934$31,179$24,097
Bachelors Degree$33,649$39,531$32,535
Graduate Degree$50,075$86,477$45,500

$25,639

Average Earnings

$28,166

Average Male

$22,494

Average Female

Sunflower County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sunflower County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Sunflower County, Mississippi Language

98.61% of Sunflower County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.39% 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
Black16,2976,39239.22%
White4,9863767.54%
Hispanic46414431.03%
Other1031413.59%
Native331133.33%

31.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.97%

Male Poverty Rate

33.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sunflower County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sunflower County, Mississippi is Black, with 39.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sunflower County, Mississippi is White, with 7.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.75%.

Sunflower County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.49%
High School31.31%
Some College22.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.01%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed67.88%
Male Unemployed39.97%
Female Employed16.78%
Male Employed13.73%

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$30,838$47,453
Families$38,070$55,338
Married Families$63,278-
Non Families$18,444$30,555
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Income by Household Type

Sunflower County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.6%

Male Marriage Rate

27.4%

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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866

Number of Veterans

777

Male Veterans

89

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam233
First Gulf War197
Second Gulf War196
Korea33
World War II32

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54256
55 to 64195
75+188
65 to 74124
18 to 34103

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black5043.48%
White3616.57%
Asian15.56%

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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3.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sunflower County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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45.6%

Labor Force Participation

39.3%

Employment Rate

13.7%

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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87.81%

Born in Sunflower County, Mississippi

99.38%

Native Born

0.62%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.38% of Sunflower County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 87.81% having been born in Mississippi. 0.29% 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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