Sunflower County

Sunflower County, Mississippi

PO Box 988
Indianola, MS 38751
Phone: (662) 887-4703
Fax: (662) 887-7054

In west-central MS, northeast of Greenville; organized Feb 15, 1844 from Bolivar County. Name Origin: For the Sunflower River, which runs through the county

Area (sq mi):: 707.22 (land 693.79; water 13.43) Population per square mile: 46.60
Population 2005: 32,311 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.00%; 1990-2000 4.60% Population 2000: 34,369 (White 28.50%; Black or African American 69.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.40%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 30.20
Income 2000: per capita $11,365; median household $24,970; Population below poverty level: 30.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,670-$16,375
Unemployment (2004): 9.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.60% Median travel time to work: 20.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Indianola County seat (11,449)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Randall, who this year will observe his 40th anniversary as a member of the Planters team, is a native of Sunflower County who received his B.
    Sunflower County Freedom Project to support a year-round course that prepares local high school students for the ACT test and success at the college level.
    As outlined in the Viewpoint section of the March 2014 issue of Health Management Technology, the Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network has launched in Sunflower County, MS.
    She graduated from Sunflower County Agricultural High School, Moorhead, Mississippi in 1945 and earned her degree from Sunflower Junior College.
    While I was known as the "monkey lawyer" and the "Jew from the north," Mississippi's perverse sense of protocol required that I be invited to one of the elaborate daily lunches that were attended by all of the plantation owners in and around Sunflower County.
    Hwy 49 bridge near Indianola, Sunflower County, Mississippi) were sent to B.
    Board of Education decision and the first of the white Citizens' Councils to organize against it had just sprung up in neighboring Sunflower County, Mississippi, no mainstream press covered the rally.
    As shown in Table 2, data were solicited from teachers in five public school districts, grades three through five, in the Mississippi Delta: Drew, Greenwood, Indianola, Leflore County, and Sunflower County.
    The programs explored in this section include the Sunflower County Freedom Project and the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools.
    Papers include: (1) Setting the Context for Leveraging the Legacy of Leadership in Mathematics and Science Education (Wimberly Royster); (2) Coalfield Rural Systemic Initiative (Jonathan Escue); (3) Sunflower County School District and Delta RSI (Angela Winters); (4) Kodiak Island Borough School District and Alaska RSI (Teresa Schneider); (5) Fort Washakie Charter High School and Wind River RSI (Gene Meier); (6) Resource Collaboratives and the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative (Kim Zeidler); and (7) Lyford Consolidated Independent School District and the Texas RSI (Irma Mondragon).
    Eastland (1904-1986), as set against the backdrop of social and economic change in Sunflower County, Mississippi, the birthplace of Hamer and the location of the Eastland cotton plantation.