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Sunflower, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Sunflower had a population of 1,110 as of July 1, 2016. Sunflower ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sunflower is located at latitude 33.5443 and longitude -90.5373 in Sunflower County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sunflower (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sunflower County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 121 feet.

The Town of Sunflower (GNIS ID: 2406690) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Sunflower is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sunflower County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunflower population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sunflower: Sunflower City.

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


Total Population 1,110
Population in Households 1,110
Population in Familes 952
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,819
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 268
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $64,674
Average Home Value $83,152


Median Household Income $24,887
Average Household Income $36,508
Per Capita Income $12,747
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.69% -0.66%
Households -0.38% -0.49%
Families -0.7% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunflower to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 191 48th
Population Density1 # 14 96th
Diversity Index2 # 234 36th
Median Household Income # 308 15th
Per Capita Income # 330 9th

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