Sunflower County MS Information

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Sunflower County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunflower County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 33 61st
Population Density1 # 45 46th
Diversity Index2 # 60 28th
Median Household Income # 70 16th
Per Capita Income # 81 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Sunflower County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 28,219
Population in Households 24,063
Population in Familes 20,543
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,156
Population Density1 40
Diversity Index2 43
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,680
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 6,167
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,032 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,648 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,005 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $102,921
Average Home Value $136,005
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,618
Average Household Income $37,866
Per Capita Income $12,907
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.0% -0.79%
Households -0.38% -0.73%
Families -0.58% -0.86%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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