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Sharkey County, Mississippi

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Population:

  • Total Population: 6,580
  • Males: 3,132
  • Females: 3,448

Ethnicity:

  • White: 1,895
  • Black/African American: 4,589
  • Hispanic: 49
  • Native American/Eskimo: 0
  • Asian: 23
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 0
  • 2 or more: 24

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (5,930)
  2. Spanish (65)
  3. French (10)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 25

  1. Mexico (10)
  2. Philippines (7)
  3. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4)
  4. Japan (3)
  5. Guyana (1)
  6. Belarus (0)
  7. Afghanistan (0)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (1,811)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (551)
  3. Episcopal Church (88)
  4. Church of God of Prophecy (78)
  5. Catholic Church (70)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 2,850
    • Sensory: 182
    • Physical: 669
    • Mental: 408
    • Self-care: 263
    • Go outside home: 657
    • Employment: 614

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 281

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 2,163
    • Utility gas: 1,140
    • Bottled or LP gas: 449
    • Electricity: 548
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 7
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 11
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 4
    • No fuel used: 4

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 2,975
    • No vehicle: 419
    • 1 or more vehicle: 2,556

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 126
    • No High School: 497
    • Some High School: 838
    • High School: 1,065
    • Some College: 564
    • Associate's Degree: 147
    • College Degree: 343
    • Master's Degree: 111
    • Professional Degree: 11
    • Doctoral Degree: 2

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 2,163
    • Owners with phone: 1,285
    • Owners without phone: 136
    • Renters with phone: 574
    • Renters without phone: 168

    10 closest counties:

    1. Issaquena County, Mississippi
    2. Humphreys County, Mississippi
    3. East Carroll Parish, Louisiana
    4. Washington County, Mississippi
    5. Yazoo County, Mississippi
    6. Warren County, Mississippi
    7. West Carroll Parish, Louisiana
    8. Chicot County, Arkansas
    9. Madison Parish, Louisiana
    10. Sunflower County, Mississippi

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    38721, 38765, 39054, 39061, 39159

    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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