Sunflower County MS Information


Sunflower County Subdivisions

Sunflower County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,622
Daytime Population: Workers 8,090
Daytime Population: Residents 15,667
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,757
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 22,636
Population in Familes 19,228
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,986
Population Density2 38
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $28,072
Average Household Income $42,894
Per Capita Income $15,715


Total Housing Units 9,685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,496 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,639 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,550 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $76,025
Average Home Value $96,552


Total Households 8,135
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 5,750
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.38% -1.17%
Households -1.11% -1.29%
Families -1.3% -1.41%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.22%


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, 2017 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 # 36 57th
Population Density # 46 45th
Diversity Index # 48 43rd
Median Household Income # 74 11th
Per Capita Income # 77 7th

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