Sunflower is a tiny town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 933 people and just one neighborhood, Sunflower is the 174th largest community in Mississippi.
Sunflower is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sunflower is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sunflower who work in sales jobs (21.39%), maintenance occupations (15.96%), and management occupations (12.05%).
Overall, Sunflower’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Sunflower is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Sunflower with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.56% of adults in Sunflower have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Sunflower in 2018 was $15,076, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,304 for a family of four. Sunflower also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 56.09% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Sunflower is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Sunflower home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sunflower residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Sunflower include English, Irish, French, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Sunflower is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Our research reveals that 93.8% of commuters who live in the neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 54.3% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 17 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Sunflower are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 54.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 37.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (24.2%), and 11.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.6% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Sunflower, MS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (6.1%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (2.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (2.1%).
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (93.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.