About Sunflower County MS
Sunflower County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,450. Its largest city and county seat is Indianola.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 707 square miles (1,830 km), of which 698 square miles (1,810 km) is land and 9.2 square miles (24 km) (1.3%) is water. Sunflower County is the longest county in Mississippi. The traveling distance from the southern boundary at Caile to its northern boundary at Rome is approximately 71 miles.
The center of the county is about 30 miles (48 km) east of the Mississippi River, about 40 miles (64 km) west of the hill section of Mississippi, 100 miles (160 km) north of Jackson, and about 100 miles (160 km) south of Memphis, Tennessee.
The county reached its peak population in 1930. After that, population declined from 1940 to 1990. There was considerable migration out of the rural county, especially as mechanization reduced the need for farm labor. Both whites and blacks left the county. Many African Americans migrated north or west to industrial cities to escape the social oppression and violence of Jim Crow, especially moving in the Great Migration during and after World War II, when the defense industry on the West Coast attracted many.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 29,450 people residing in the county. 72.9% were black or African American, 25.4% white, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% of some other race and 0.5% of two or more races. 1.4% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).
As of the census of 2000, there were 34,369 people, 9,637 households, and 7,314 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 10,338 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.86% Black or African American, 28.88% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
As of the census of 1990, there were 32,341 people. The racial makeup of the county was 71.89% Black or African American, 26.40% White or European American, 0.12% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
As of the census of 1980, there were 30,402 people. The racial makeup of the county was 73.88% Black or African American, 24.45% White or European American, 0.15% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 1.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,637 households out of which 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.30% were married couples living together, 28.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 21.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.50.
In the county, the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 14.00% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 18.10% from 45 to 64, and 9.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 115.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $24,970, and the median income for a family was $29,144. Males had a median income of $26,208 versus $19,145 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,365. About 24.60% of families and 30.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.50% of those under age 18 and 24.10% of those age 65 or over.
Sunflower County has the ninth-lowest per capita income in Mississippi and the 72nd-lowest in the United States.
Sunflower County Mississippi neighborhoods include: Aberdeen, Amory, Anguilla, Ashland, Bailey, Batesville, Bay Saint Louis, Bay Springs, Belden, Belen, Belzoni, Benoit, Benton, Bentonia, Biloxi, Blue Mountain, Blue Springs, Bolton, Booneville, Brandon, Braxton, Brooklyn, Byhalia, Byram, Caledonia, Camden, Canton, Carriere, Carthage, Cascilla, Charleston, Chatham, Choctaw, Chunky, Clarksdale, Clinton, Coahoma, Coldwater, Collinsville, Columbia, Columbus, Como, Corinth, Courtland, Crawford, Crenshaw, Crowder, Cruger, Crystal Springs, Daleville, Darling, De Kalb, Diamondhead, Diberville, Drew, Duck Hill, Dumas, Dundee, Ecru, Edwards, Ellisville, Enid, Enterprise, Etta, Falcon, Falkner, Flora, Florence, Flowood, Forest, French Camp, Fulton, Gattman, Gautier, Georgetown, Glen Allan, Golden, Greenville, Greenwood, Greenwood Springs, Grenada, Gulfport, Hamilton, Harrisville, Hattiesburg, Hazlehurst, Heidelberg, Hermanville, Hickory Flat, Hollandale, Holly Bluff, Holly Springs, Houlka, Houston, Isola, Itta Bena, Jackson, Jayess, Kilmichael, Kiln, Lamar, Lambert, Lauderdale, Laurel, Leakesville, Learned, Leland, Lena, Lexington, Long Beach, Lorman, Louin, Louise, Lucedale, Lumberton, Lyon, Madison, Magee, Mantachie, Marion, Marks, Mc Henry, Mc Lain, Mendenhall, Meridian, Michigan City, Minter City, Monticello, Moorhead, Morgan City, Morton, Moss Point, Natchez, Neely, Nettleton, Newhebron, Oak Vale, Ocean Springs, Okolona, Olive Branch, Pachuta, Pascagoula, Pass Christian, Pattison, Paulding, Pearl, Pearlington, Pelahatchie, Perkinston, Petal, Philadelphia, Philipp, Picayune, Pickens, Pinola, Pontotoc, Pope, Poplarville, Port Gibson, Potts Camp, Prairie, Preston, Purvis, Raleigh, Randolph, Raymond, Red Banks, Redwood, Richland, Richton, Ridgeland, Ripley, Robinsonville, Rolling Fork, Rose Hill, Roxie, Ruleville, Sarah, Sardis, Satartia, Saucier, Schlater, Senatobia, Shannon, Sidon, Silver City, Silver Creek, Sledge, Smithville, Sontag, Soso, Southaven, Starkville, State Line, Steens, Stewart, Stringer, Sumrall, Terry, Thaxton, Tinsley, Tiplersville, Toomsuba, Tougaloo, Tremont, Tunica, Tupelo, Tutwiler, Union, Utica, Vaiden, Vance, Vancleave, Vaughan, Vicksburg, Vossburg, Walnut, Walnut Grove, Waterford, Water Valley, Waveland, Waynesboro, Wesson, Wiggins, Winona, Winterville, Woodland, Woodville, Yazoo City
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