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Sunflower County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 27,419 (54% urban, 46% rural); it was 34,369 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,878
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,325
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,964
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,619 (it was 3,673 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

30%

Land area: 694 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sunflower County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (63.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 90%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sunflower County, Mississippi:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (73.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (24.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years
Males: 14,257  (52.0%)
Females: 13,162  (48.0%)
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Sunflower County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sunflower County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $27,946 ($24,970 in 1999)

This county:

$27,946
Mississippi:

$41,754

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $393 (lower quartile is $251, upper quartile is $497)
This county:

$393
State:

$560


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $76,616 (it was $49,100 in 2000)
Sunflower:

$76,616
Mississippi:

$113,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,034 - $125,420
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $868
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $338

Institutionalized population: 4,173
Sunflower County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $68,100
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $82,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $913 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $819 (1.1%)

Sunflower County household income distribution in 2009 Sunflower County home values distribution Sunflower County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 32.3%
Sunflower County:

32.3%
Mississippi:

20.8%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.7% for Black residents, 25.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 94.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.0 years old
(Males: 33.9 years old, Females: 36.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.0 years old, Black residents: 32.2 years old, American Indian residents: 24.9 years old, Asian residents: 43.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.3 years old, Other race residents: 26.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sunflower County is $406 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $648 a month.

Cities in this county include: Indianola, Ruleville, Moorhead, Drew, Inverness, Sunflower, Doddsville.

Sunflower County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Carroll County , Cobb County, Georgia , Jefferson County, Oklahoma , Orangeburg County, South Carolina , Montague County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.0%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,673
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 149 (71.4% naturalized citizens)

Sunflower County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 13
  • 2000 to 2009: 16
  • 1990 to 1999: 41
  • 1980 to 1989: 56
  • 1970 to 1979: 6
  • Before 1970: 11
Note: State values scaled to Sunflower County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.3%

Sunflower County marital status for males Sunflower County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,664
  • One, attached: 44
  • Two: 266
  • 3 or 4: 306
  • 5 to 9: 710
  • 10 to 19: 172
  • 20 or more: 118
  • Mobile homes: 479
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Sunflower County with a mortgage: 2,307 (45 second mortgage, 62 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,434

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

50.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sunflower County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,39040
Black Protestant2,15212
Mainline Protestant2,01116
Catholic2122
Other51
None18,680-
Sunflower County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Sunflower County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Sunflower County:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sunflower County:

13.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Sunflower County:

40.0%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

25.5%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Sunflower County:

Average size of farms: 981 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $347,230
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $256.32
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.05%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 41.85%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $328,781
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 80.31%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 59.49%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $243,077
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 68.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.37
Corn for grain: 21328 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 15403 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 67395 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 115254 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 342 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sunflower County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 142.5 miles away from Sunflower County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 144.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 192.4 miles away from Sunflower County center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 173.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 09, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4268: March 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4268, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1972: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1972, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 24, 2001 to December 17, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1398: December 07, 2001, FEMA Id: 1398, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Severe Winter Storms, Ice and Freezing Rain, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 26, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1265: January 25, 1999, FEMA Id: 1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Freezing Rain And Sleet, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 14, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1009: February 18, 1994, FEMA Id: 1009, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 26, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-906: May 17, 1991, FEMA Id: 906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: February 17, 1991 to March 21, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-895: March 05, 1991, FEMA Id: 895, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Drought and Freezing, Incident Period: February 22, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3032: February 22, 1977, FEMA Id: 3032, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought
  • Mississippi Heavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-368: March 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 368, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Sunflower County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Ethiopia (31%)
  • Mexico (21%)
  • Panama (14%)
  • Dominican Republic (11%)
  • Cuba (9%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Guatemala (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sunflower County (%):

  • American (10%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)
  • Dutch (0%)

Sunflower County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,629 (83.1%)
  • Carpooled: 878 (11.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 133 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 222 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 83 (1.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Sunflower County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 4,623 people in state prisons
  • 405 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 204 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Sunflower County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 3,756 people in state prisons
  • 446 people in college/university student housing
  • 248 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 133 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 36 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 35 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $32,788.

5.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.59% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($17,026 average AGI)
1.82% relocated from other states ($7,082 average AGI)
Sunflower County:

1.82%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bolivar County, MS  0.72% ($29,306 average AGI)
from Washington County, MS  0.61% ($23,115)
from Humphreys County, MS  0.48% ($19,585)
from Shelby County, TN  0.37% ($17,750)
from Leflore County, MS  0.34% ($26,586)
from Hinds County, MS  0.29% ($22,480)
from DeSoto County, MS  0.13% ($30,818)


6.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,692 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.92% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($16,213 average AGI)
2.18% relocated to other states ($8,479 average AGI)
Sunflower County:

2.18%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bolivar County, MS  0.67% ($32,276 average AGI)
to Washington County, MS  0.65% ($21,821)
to Shelby County, TN  0.45% ($19,051)
to Leflore County, MS  0.37% ($18,094)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.32% ($23,964)
to Hinds County, MS  0.30% ($18,192)
to Humphreys County, MS  0.26% ($18,455)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.0

Births per 1000 population in Sunflower County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Sunflower County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 15.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sunflower County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sunflower County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sunflower County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,216 (2,927 aged, 1,289 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 907 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Sunflower County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (297)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (281)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (275)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (245)
  • Congestive heart failure (186)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (164)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (160)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (136)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (117)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (116)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 26%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.99
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,493
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 434
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49,296

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,482
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 993
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 43

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 100.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.0. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,419
  • In family households: 20,198 (2,005 male householders, 3,637 female householders)
    2,648 spouses, 8,251 children (7,746 natural, 189 adopted, 316 stepchildren), 2,117 grandchildren, 354 brothers or sisters, 454 parents, 468 other relatives, 339 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,280 (1,142 male householders (993 living alone)), 1,682 female householders (1,544 living alone)), 450 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,894

Size of family households: 2,373 2-persons, 1,278 3-persons, 1,127 4-persons, 573 5-persons, 143 6-persons, 113 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,544 1-person, 235 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 10 6-persons.

1,738 married couples with children.
2,682 single-parent households (250 men, 2,432 women).

98.5% of residents of Sunflower speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (19% speak English very well, 81% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $215,557,000 ($6,455 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,235,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $57,680,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $55,316,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $27,341,000
Federal grants: $70,083,000
Federal procurement contracts: $766,000 ($53,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,372,000 ($915,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,084,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,565,000
Federal Government insurance: $51,472,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,681
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,739
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +87
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,024
Here -94 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sunflower County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.16 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 189
  • 2010 to 2013: 80
  • 2000 to 2009: 790
  • 1990 to 1999: 980
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,779
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,519
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,266
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,039
  • 1940 to 1949: 656
  • 1939 or earlier: 531
Note: State values scaled to Sunflower population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sunflower County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sunflower County population
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 34
  • 4 rooms: 363
  • 5 rooms: 1,314
  • 6 rooms: 1,205
  • 7 rooms: 635
  • 8 rooms: 635
  • 9+ rooms: 504
  • 1 room: 296
  • 2 rooms: 67
  • 3 rooms: 402
  • 4 rooms: 754
  • 5 rooms: 1,202
  • 6 rooms: 642
  • 7 rooms: 206
  • 8 rooms: 110
  • 9+ rooms: 53
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sunflower County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sunflower County population
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 46
  • 2 bedrooms: 429
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,152
  • 4 bedrooms: 877
  • 5+ bedrooms: 226
  • no bedroom: 302
  • 1 bedroom: 372
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,182
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,542
  • 4 bedrooms: 324
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Sunflower County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sunflower County population
  • no vehicle: 236
  • 1 vehicle: 1,648
  • 2 vehicles: 1,632
  • 3 vehicles: 831
  • 4 vehicles: 262
  • 5+ vehicles: 118
  • no vehicle: 641
  • 1 vehicle: 2,091
  • 2 vehicles: 671
  • 3 vehicles: 287
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

87% of Sunflower County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Mississippi.

Sunflower County:

86.8%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24,050
  • Other state: 3,162
  • Northeast: 97
  • Midwest: 1,141
  • South: 1,743
  • West: 191

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sunflower County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (68.7%)
  • Electricity (18.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.2%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (60.2%)
  • Electricity (31.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 461
Here:

14.7%
Mississippi:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 238
Here:

18.1%
Mississippi:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 112
Here:

9.2%
Mississippi:

9.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Sunflower County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $16,102,000
    Regular Highways: $3,130,000
    Police Protection: $1,480,000
    Health - Other: $1,233,000
    Financial Administration: $837,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $837,000
    Central Staff Services: $750,000
    Correctional Institutions: $509,000
    General Public Buildings: $462,000
    Local Fire Protection: $324,000
    Parks and Recreation: $227,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $170,000
    General - Other: $161,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $105,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $243,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $476,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $81,000
    Health - Other: $57,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $527,000
    General - Other: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,157,000

Sunflower County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $17,970,000
    All Other: $897,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $167,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $487,000
    Sale of Property: $436,000
    Interest Earnings: $377,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $325,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $679,000
    General Local Government Support: $643,000
    Health and Hospitals: $421,000
    All Other: $384,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,700,000
    Other License: $317,000

Sunflower County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,960,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,863,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,397,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000

Sunflower County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,536,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,160
  • Number of aged recipients: 267
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,893
  • Number of recipients under 18: 448
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,145
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 567
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 910
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 882
Sunflower County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Sunflower County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Sunflower County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie29173.0 years
James28570.4 years
Mary27777.4 years
John23773.8 years
William18573.0 years
Robert16569.8 years
Annie12477.8 years
George12074.1 years
Henry9172.2 years
Joe8772.5 years
Most common last names in Sunflower County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams22673.5 years
Smith17074.4 years
Johnson16870.9 years
Jones14274.1 years
Brown11473.5 years
Davis8669.7 years
White8171.6 years
Moore7877.9 years
Wilson7174.1 years
Robinson6773.5 years
Businesses in Sunflower County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike3
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Popeyes1
Burger King1Subway3
Church's Chicken2Super 81
Days Inn1T-Mobile1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
New Balance1Wendy's1

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