Sunflower, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sunflower, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Sunflower had a population of 1,038 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sunflower: Sunflower City.

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


Total Population 1,038
Daytime Population: Workers 69
Daytime Population: Residents 737
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 806
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 1,038
Population in Familes 890
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,701
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $25,600
Average Household Income $37,932
Per Capita Income $13,139


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $66,667
Average Home Value $87,048


Total Households 344
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 249
Average Family Size 4
  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 -1.51% -1.53%
Households -1.4% -1.5%
Families -1.61% -1.66%
Median Household Income   0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

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, 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 # 199 45th
Population Density # 18 95th
Diversity Index # 235 35th
Median Household Income # 307 15th
Per Capita Income # 329 9th

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