Sunflower, Mississippi

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Sunflower, Mississippi
Location of Sunflower, Mississippi
Location of Sunflower, Mississippi
Coordinates: 33°32′43″N 90°32′15″W / 33.54528°N 90.53750°W / 33.54528; -90.53750Coordinates: 33°32′43″N 90°32′15″W / 33.54528°N 90.53750°W / 33.54528; -90.53750
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Sunflower
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 118 ft (36 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 696
 • Density 1,719.3/sq mi (663.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38778
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-71600
GNIS feature ID 0678411

Sunflower is a town in Sunflower County, Mississippi. The population was 696 at the 2000 census.[1]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 696 people, 229 households, and 166 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,719.3 people per square mile (671.8/km²). There were 242 housing units at an average density of 597.8 per square mile (233.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 27.87% White, 71.26% African American, 0.43% Asian, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.14% of the population.

There were 229 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 25.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.69.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 14.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,842, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $22,143 versus $21,458 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,176. About 30.7% of families and 39.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.6% of those under age 18 and 35.1% of those age 65 or over.


The Town of Sunflower is served by the Sunflower County School District.

Sunflower is also home to the Sunflower County Freedom Project, an independent non-profit after school program for middle and high school students, based in the context of the Civil Rights Movement and the Freedom Schools of the 1960s.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
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