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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    Mississippi Delta Community College, Sunflower County - $37,400.00 to help purchase a workforce lineman bucket truck for the Workforce Lineman Training Program.
    The 100 MWac Sunflower solar project, located on approximately 1,000 acres in Sunflower County, Mississippi, is being developed by Recurrent Energy.
    Woods developed a passion for teaching while working with the Sunflower County Freedom Project, a nonprofit organization that uses education to empower middle- and high school students in the Mississippi Delta.
    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.
    Both natives of Sunflower County, Miss., these two polar opposites could have come out of central casting.
    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.