Sunflower County, MS

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2022 Population
25,867
1.63% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.7
0.824% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
28.7%
8.34% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$37,403
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$103,800
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
8,739
3.46% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sunflower County, MS had a population of 25.9k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $37,403. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sunflower County, MS declined from 26,295 to 25,867, a −1.63% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,608 to $37,403, a 14.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sunflower County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (73.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.71%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.715%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.131%).

None of the households in Sunflower County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Sunflower County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sunflower County, MS are Mississippi Delta Community College (413 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Sunflower County, MS was $103,800, and the homeownership rate was 56%.

Most people in Sunflower County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Sunflower County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sunflower County, MS is home to a population of 25.9k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.773% of Sunflower County, MS residents were born outside of the country (200 people).

In 2022, there were 3.12 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (19k people) in Sunflower County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 443 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Sunflower County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sunflower County, MS was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sunflower County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19k ± 172
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.1k ± 24
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    443 ± 113
1.88%
Hispanic Population
486 people

In 2022, there were 3.12 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (19k people) in Sunflower County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 443 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.88% of the people in Sunflower County, MS are hispanic (486 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sunflower County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.773%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
200 people
0.122%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
32 people

As of 2022, 0.773% of Sunflower County, MS residents (200 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sunflower County, MS was 0.122%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    180 ± 80
  2. Vietnam
    153 ± 78
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    119 ± 95

Sunflower County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sunflower County, MS employs 8.74k people. The largest industries in Sunflower County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,408 people), Educational Services (1,223 people), and Retail Trade (940 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,083), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,122), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,230).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.74k
2022 Value
± 697
3.46%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sunflower County, MS grew at a rate of 3.46%, from 8.45k employees to 8.74k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sunflower County, MS, are Management Occupations (947 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (901 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (849 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sunflower County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.74k
2022 Value
± 697
3.46%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sunflower County, MS grew at a rate of 3.46%, from 8.45k employees to 8.74k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sunflower County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,408 people), Educational Services (1,223 people), and Retail Trade (940 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sunflower County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Sunflower County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,942
Median earning men ± $2,655
$28,242
Median earning women ± $2,721

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($175,417), Public Administration ($54,773), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,830).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,587), Public Administration ($35,896), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($35,670).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 150
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 116
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 111
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sunflower County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 70% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (28.9%), followed by Other (0.857%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sunflower County, MS awarded 413 degrees. The student population of Sunflower County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 728 male students and 1,311 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sunflower County, MS are Black or African American (238 and 57.6%), followed by White (155 and 37.5%), Hispanic or Latino (17 and 4.12%), and Asian (2 and 0.484%).

The largest universities in Sunflower County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Mississippi Delta Community College (413 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sunflower County, MS are General Studies (101 and 24.5%), Registered Nursing (47 and 11.4%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (23 and 5.57%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,039 students enrolled in Sunflower County, MS, 35.7% men and 64.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 1,155 records, of which 65.8% were women and 34.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 101 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sunflower County, MS was General Studies with 101 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Sunflower County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
413 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mississippi Delta Community College with 413 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 144 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sunflower County, MS, which is 0.535 times less than the 269 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 238 degrees mean that there were 1.54 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 155 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,290) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($90) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sunflower County, MS was $103,800 in 2022, which is 0.368 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $93,700 to $103,800, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Sunflower County, MS is 56%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sunflower County, MS have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sunflower County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sunflower County, MS is $37,403. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sunflower County, MS was Census Tract 9504.01 with a value of $61,955, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $52,128 and $49,844.

In 2022, 19.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sunflower County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.634%.

Property

$103,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,999
$4,556
Median Property Taxes
±$437

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sunflower County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

56%
Homeownership
2022
59.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56% of the housing units in Sunflower County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504.01
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sunflower County, MS was Census Tract 9504.01 with a value of $61,955, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $52,128 and $49,844.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sunflower County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$37,403
Median Household Income
± $3,958
8.14k
Number of Households
± 614

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.14k households in Sunflower County, MS grew to $37,403 from the previous year's value of $32,608.

The following chart displays the households in Sunflower County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sunflower County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.77%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.23%)

In 2022, 84.6% of workers in Sunflower County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.77%) and those who worked at home (4.23%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sunflower County, MS have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.32% of the workforce in Sunflower County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sunflower County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sunflower County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sunflower County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.634%.

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Poverty & Diversity

28.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sunflower County, MS (6.35k out of 22.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sunflower County, MS is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 41.2% of the children was living in poverty in Sunflower County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 17.2%.

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Health

88.4% of the population of Sunflower County, MS has health coverage, with 32.1% on employee plans, 34.6% on Medicaid, 9.32% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.669% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sunflower County, MS see 3139 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.42% decrease from the previous year (3217 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2474 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3092 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45% were men and 55% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,139 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sunflower County, MS

Primary care physicians in Sunflower County, MS see an average of 3,139 patients per year. This represents a 2.42% decrease from the previous year (3,217 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sunflower County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.3% under 18 years, 24.8% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45% were men and 55% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.6%
Uninsured
32.1%
Employer Coverage
34.6%
Medicaid
9.32%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.669%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sunflower County, MS declined by 0.66% from 11.7% to 11.6%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 116 in Sunflower County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 50% in Sunflower County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.3% in Sunflower County, MS.

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