Sunflower, Mississippi

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Sunflower, Mississippi

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High Points

Sunflower strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Mississippi):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sunflower Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Sunflower Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Sunflower Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Sunflower, Mississippi

Comparing Sunflower to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Mississippi (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 3
Female Share of the Population 6 3
Male Share of the Population 5 8
Senior Citizens 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 1 4
Age of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2
Median Family Income 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Short Commute Times 5 4
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 4
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Affordability of Rents 8 4
People Living Alone 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Sunflower Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 88 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Sunflower
Standard Zip Codes 38778
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.542
Longitude -90.536

Sunflower Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 52 F
Apr Temp 54 to 74 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 51 F
Apr Temp 53 to 74 F
Jul Temp 74 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.1 inches
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 50 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches
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Sunflower Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 696 100%
Male 334 48%
Female 362 52%
Under 18 214 30.7%
18+ 482 69.3%
65+ 93 13.4%
Median Age 28.6
Average Family Size 3.69
White 194 27.9%
African-American 496 71.3%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Sunflower Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 642
Growth -54
Growth % -7.8%

Sunflower Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 82.9%
US/American 8.7%
African 1.8%
Lebanese 1.5%
Irish 1.5%
English 1.1%
German 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sunflower, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dwyer (38778)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sunflower 696 $23,750
Indianola 12,066 $31,186
Inverness 1,153 $31,912
Itta Bena 2,208 $24,271
Moorhead 2,573 $23,000
Ruleville 3,234 $23,036
Schlater 388 $25,000
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