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Sunflower County, Mississippi

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Sunflower County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 34,369. Its county seat is Indianola6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,832 km² (707 mi²). 1,797 km² (694 mi²) of it is land and 35 km² (13 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.90% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 34,369 people, 9,637 households, and 7,314 families residing in the county. The population density is 19/km² (50/mi²). There are 10,338 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 28.88% White, 69.86% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 9,637 households out of which 38.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.30% are married couples living together, 28.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% are non-families. 21.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.01 and the average family size is 3.50.

In the county the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 115.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 120.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $24,970, and the median income for a family is $29,144. Males have a median income of $26,208 versus $19,145 for females. The per capita income for the county is $11,365. 30.00% of the population and 24.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 39.50% of those under the age of 18 and 24.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Regions of Mississippi Flag of Mississippi
The Delta - Natchez District
Largest cities
Biloxi - Greenville - Gulfport - Hattiesburg - Jackson - Meridian - Pascagoula - Southaven - Tupelo - Vicksburg
Counties

Adams - Alcorn - Amite - Attala - Benton - Bolivar - Calhoun - Carroll - Chickasaw - Choctaw - Claiborne - Clarke - Clay - Coahoma - Copiah - Covington - De Soto - Forrest - Franklin - George - Greene - Grenada - Hancock - Harrison - Hinds - Holmes - Humphreys - Issaquena - Itawamba - Jackson - Jasper - Jefferson - Jefferson Davis - Jones - Kemper - Lafayette - Lamar - Lauderdale - Lawrence - Leake - Lee - Leflore - Lincoln - Lowndes - Madison - Marion - Marshall - Monroe - Montgomery - Neshoba - Newton - Noxubee - Oktibbeha - Panola - Pearl River - Perry - Pike - Pontotoc - Prentiss - Quitman - Rankin - Scott - Sharkey - Simpson - Smith - Stone - Sunflower - Tallahatchie - Tate - Tippah - Tishomingo - Tunica - Union - Walthall - Warren - Washington - Wayne - Webster - Wilkinson - Winston - Yalobusha - Yazoo

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