Sunflower County MS Information


Sunflower County Subdivisions

Sunflower County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,920
Population in Households 23,756
Population in Familes 20,211
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,164
Population Density1 40
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 8,625
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 6,099
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,876 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,749 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,060 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $73,853
Average Home Value $95,165


Median Household Income $27,353
Average Household Income $40,877
Per Capita Income $15,225
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.85% -0.49%
Households -0.36% -0.37%
Families -0.57% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.


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, 2016 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 # 35 59th
Population Density1 # 45 46th
Diversity Index2 # 50 40th
Median Household Income # 72 13th
Per Capita Income # 74 11th

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