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Time Zone: Sunflower County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Indianola is the Seat for Sunflower County.

Sunflower County was founded in 1844 and was created by taking area from BolivarCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Sunflower had a population of 29,610 people. This is a decrease of 13.85% since the last Census (which gave a population of 34,369 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Sunflower represented 1.21% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 25th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201029,450-14.31%-0.54% since 2009
200929,610-13.85%-1.68% since 2008
200830,116-12.37%-2.73% since 2007
200730,962-9.91% 
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200034,369The Last Census

More information can be found on the Sunflower County Census Page for Sunflower County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Sunflower County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Sunflower County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Indianola   10,50312,06612.95% decrease  
Ruleville   2,7703,23414.35% decrease  
Moorhead   2,2612,57312.13% decrease  
Drew   2,1102,43413.31% decrease  
Sunflower   1,13469662.9% increase  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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