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1.74% decline
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Median Household Income
0.94% decline
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Number of Employees
1.06% growth
Median Property Value
1.57% growth

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The economy of Sunflower County, MS employs 8,471 people. The economy of Sunflower County, MS is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Public Admin.; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 4.98; 1.72; and 1.7 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Sunflower County, MS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,510), Retail trade (1,173), and Manufacturing (871), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($31,346), Healthcare & Social Assistance ($26,705), and Finance & Insurance ($26,224).

Median household income in Sunflower County, MS is $27,126. Males in Sunflower County, MS have an average income that is 1.64 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,744. The income inequality of Sunflower County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Sunflower County, MS. In Sunflower County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 29 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,755. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.


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Sunflower County, MS is home to a population of 27,424 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Sunflower County, MS is composed of 20,157 Black residents (73.5%), 6,705 White residents (24.4%), 434 Hispanic residents (1.58%), 103 Two+ residents (0.38%), and 25 Asian residents (0.09%). The most common foreign languages in Sunflower County, MS are Spanish (329 speakers), Chinese (46 speakers), and African Languages (42 speakers), but compared to other places, Sunflower County, MS has a relative high number of Scandinavian (29 speakers), African Languages (42 speakers), and German (22 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Sunflower County, MS awarded 571 degrees. The student population of Sunflower County, MS is skewed towards females, with 247 male students and 324 female students. Most students in Sunflower County, MS are Black or African American (346 and 60.6%), followed by White (213 and 37.3%), Hispanic or Latino (5 and 0.88%), and Unknown (3 and 0.53%). The largest universities in Sunflower County, MS by number of graduates are Mississippi Delta Community College (571 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Sunflower County, MS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (230 and 40.3%), Registered Nursing (44 and 7.71%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (24 and 4.2%). The median tuition costs in Sunflower County, MS are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sunflower County, MS is $71,100, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $70,000 to $71,100, a 1.57% increase. The homeownership rate of Sunflower County, MS is 56.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Sunflower County, MS have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sunflower County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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