Sunflower County, MS

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2020 Population
25,759
1.56% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.3
1.97% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
30.6%
3.63% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$31,515
2.2% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$86,300
10.1% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
8,431
2.67% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Sunflower County, MS had a population of 25.8k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $31,515. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Sunflower County, MS declined from 26,168 to 25,759, a −1.56% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,838 to $31,515, a 2.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sunflower County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (73.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23.6%), White (Hispanic) (0.877%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.555%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.353%).

None of the households in Sunflower County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.9% of the residents in Sunflower County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sunflower County, MS are Mississippi Delta Community College (487 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Sunflower County, MS was $86,300, and the homeownership rate was 53.3%.

Most people in Sunflower County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Sunflower County, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Sunflower County, MS is home to a population of 25.8k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.512% of Sunflower County, MS residents were born outside of the country (132 people).

In 2020, there were 3.14 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (19k people) in Sunflower County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.07k White (Non-Hispanic) and 226 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.9% of Sunflower County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Sunflower County, MS was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sunflower County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19k ± 66
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.07k ± 34
  3. White (Hispanic)
    226 ± 160
1.88%
Hispanic Population
483 people

In 2020, there were 3.14 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (19k people) in Sunflower County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.07k White (Non-Hispanic) and 226 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.88% of the people in Sunflower County, MS are hispanic (483 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sunflower County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    18,827 ± 3,358 people
  2. India
    5,246 ± 1,777 people
  3. Vietnam
    4,118 ± 1,574 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 18,827 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,246 and Vietnam with 4,118.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.512%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
132 people
0.619%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
162 people

As of 2020, 0.512% of Sunflower County, MS residents (132 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sunflower County, MS was 0.619%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    201 ± 82
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    162 ± 65
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    160 ± 84

Sunflower County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Sunflower County, MS employs 8.43k people. The largest industries in Sunflower County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,297 people), Educational Services (1,229 people), and Retail Trade (881 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($147,659), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,000), and Finance & Insurance ($39,167).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,621. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.43k
2020 Value
± 642
2.67%
1 Year growth
± 9.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sunflower County, MS grew at a rate of 2.67%, from 8.21k employees to 8.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sunflower County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (874 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (864 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (732 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sunflower County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.43k
2020 Value
± 642
2.67%
1 Year growth
± 9.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sunflower County, MS grew at a rate of 2.67%, from 8.21k employees to 8.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sunflower County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,297 people), Educational Services (1,229 people), and Retail Trade (881 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sunflower County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Sunflower County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$29,403
Median earning men ± $3,210
$22,779
Median earning women ± $4,442

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($96,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,500), and Public Administration ($32,258).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,618), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($31,949), and Public Administration ($31,517).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 150
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 116
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 111
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $50.6k
    Manufacturing
  2. $36k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $35.2k
    Wholesale Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.5B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($25.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$182B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $182B. This is expected to increase 105% to $374B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.9B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $21.9B, followed by Louisiana with $11.4B and Tennessee and $10.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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flagCivics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sunflower County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 70% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (28.9%), followed by Other (0.857%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Sunflower County, MS awarded 487 degrees. The student population of Sunflower County, MS in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 705 male students and 1,391 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sunflower County, MS are Black or African American (295 and 60.6%), followed by White (163 and 33.5%), Hispanic or Latino (16 and 3.29%), and Unknown (10 and 2.05%).

The largest universities in Sunflower County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Mississippi Delta Community College (487 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sunflower County, MS are General Studies (180 and 37%), Registered Nursing (50 and 10.3%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (25 and 5.13%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 2,096 students enrolled in Sunflower County, MS, 33.6% men and 66.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 1,383 records, of which 66.8% were women and 33.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 180 degree-majors awarded
  2. 50 degree-majors awarded
  3. 25 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sunflower County, MS was General Studies with 180 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Sunflower County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
487 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mississippi Delta Community College with 487 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 173 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sunflower County, MS, which is 0.551 times less than the 314 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 295 degrees mean that there were 1.81 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 163 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,090) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($50) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.876% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (691k), Some college (559k), and Secondary Education (417k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Sunflower County, MS was $86,300 in 2020, which is 0.376 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $78,400 to $86,300, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Sunflower County, MS is 53.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Sunflower County, MS have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sunflower County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sunflower County, MS is $31,515. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sunflower County, MS was Census Tract 9504.01 with a value of $45,417, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $44,857 and $42,642.

In 2021, 20.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sunflower County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.135%.

Property

$86,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,246
$4,450
Median Property Taxes
±$411

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sunflower County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Sunflower County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

53.3%
Homeownership
2020
61.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 53.3% of the housing units in Sunflower County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504.01
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sunflower County, MS was Census Tract 9504.01 with a value of $45,417, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $44,857 and $42,642.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sunflower County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$31,515
Median Household Income
± $2,323
8.35k
Number of Households
± 589

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.35k households in Sunflower County, MS grew to $31,515 from the previous year's value of $30,838.

The following chart displays the households in Sunflower County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sunflower County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2020, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.41%)

In 2020, 83% of workers in Sunflower County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (3.41%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sunflower County, MS have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.15% of the workforce in Sunflower County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sunflower County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sunflower County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 20.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sunflower County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.135%.

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Poverty & Diversity

30.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sunflower County, MS (6.56k out of 21.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sunflower County, MS is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 47.2% of the children was living in poverty in Sunflower County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 11.2%.

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87% of the population of Sunflower County, MS has health coverage, with 33% on employee plans, 33.3% on Medicaid, 9.77% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.695% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Mississippi was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Sunflower County, MS see 3217 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.3% decrease from the previous year (3712 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2511 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2790 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.2% were men and 56.8% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,217 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sunflower County, MS

Primary care physicians in Sunflower County, MS see an average of 3,217 patients per year. This represents a 13.3% decrease from the previous year (3,712 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sunflower County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Mississippi across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 23.9% between 18 and 34 years, 33.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.2% were men and 56.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13%
Uninsured
33%
Employer Coverage
33.3%
Medicaid
9.77%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
0.695%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sunflower County, MS declined by 9.56% from 14.4% to 13%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 94.9 in Sunflower County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 53.7% in Sunflower County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.2% in Sunflower County, MS.

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