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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Sharkey County is 4,898, which is 25.56% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 4.91% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Sharkey County population density is 11.26 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 61.62 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Sharkey County is black, which represent 70.85% of the total population. The average Sharkey County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 4,898. #81

Population Growth Since 2000, #81

Sharkey County

Population Density, #81

Sharkey County
11.26 per square mile
61.62 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:1,397 (28.52%, #71)
Black:3,470 (70.85%, #12)
Hispanic:48 (0.98%, #63)
Asian:24 (0.49%, #31)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):0 (0.00%, #67)
One Race, Other:7 (0.14%, see rank)
Two or More Races:0 (0.00%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

4,382 (89.47%) out of the total population of 4,898 reported first ancestry.

 Sharkey County% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.19%0.56%
Czech70.14%, see rank0.07%0.47%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.08%0.42%
Dutch60.12%, see rank0.62%1.40%
English1092.23%, see rank7.58%8.02%
French150.31%, see rank2.69%3.34%
German300.61%, see rank5.56%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.10%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.07%0.46%
Irish1282.61%, see rank8.44%10.80%
Italian541.10%, see rank1.87%5.52%
Norwegian00.00%, see rank0.20%1.42%
Polish110.22%, see rank0.44%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian00.00%, see rank0.13%0.92%
Scotch-Irish791.61%, see rank1.58%0.99%
Scottish90.18%, see rank1.46%1.72%
Subsaharan African120.24%, see rank0.62%0.95%
Swedish00.00%, see rank0.27%1.27%
Swiss10.02%, see rank0.07%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.03%0.31%
American54311.09%, see rank11.78%7.12%
Welsh00.00%, see rank0.28%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 2,185 (44.61%, see rank)
Females: 2,713 (55.39%, see rank)

Sharkey County
Male: 44.61%
Female: 55.39%
Male: 48.55%
Female: 51.45%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Sharkey County
40.30 years old
36.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Sharkey County
38.80 years old
34.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Sharkey County
40.60 years old
37.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Sharkey County% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Under 5 years3216.55%, see rank6.75%6.36%
5 to 9 years3537.21%, see rank6.89%6.51%
10 to 14 years3396.92%, see rank7.08%6.59%
15 to 19 years3747.64%, see rank7.18%6.85%
20 to 24 years2925.96%, see rank7.44%7.13%
25 to 34 years53911.00%, see rank12.98%13.47%
35 to 44 years57311.70%, see rank12.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years66813.64%, see rank13.50%14.09%
55 to 64 years73815.07%, see rank12.18%12.29%
65 to 74 years3607.35%, see rank7.75%7.64%
75 to 84 2024.12%, see rank4.21%4.25%
85 years and over1392.84%, see rank1.55%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Sharkey CountyMississippiU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population3,219, 100%1,929,591209,056,129
Less Than High School711, 22.09%, see rank18.06%13.67%
High School Graduate1,062, 32.99%, see rank30.25%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree751, 23.33%, see rank31.29%29.09%
Bachelor Degree522, 16.22%, see rank12.90%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree173, 5.37%, see rank7.51%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.61, see rank12.9413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Sharkey County MississippiU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten19887.88%12.12%79.87%20.13%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)59077.97%, see rank22.03%, see rank89.76%10.24%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)31990.91%, see rank9.09%, see rank88.29%11.71%90.60%9.40%
College13490.30%, see rank9.70%, see rank87.67%12.33%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School68100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank74.93%25.07%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Sharkey CountyMississippiU.S.
Total Households1,798, 100%1,092,627116,211,092
Average Household Size2.65, see rank2.642.63
1 Person Households584, 32.48%, see rank27.31%27.57%
2 or More Person Households1,214, 67.52%, see rank72.69%72.43%
Family Households (Families)1,135, 63.13%, see rank68.69%66.22%
Average Family Size3.54, see rank3.303.32
Married-Couple Family581, 32.31%, see rank45.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households663, 36.87%, see rank31.31%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Sharkey County%MississippiU.S.
15 Years and Over Total3,885see rank2,365,897252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over1,678100%, see rank1,133,229123,281,364
Never Married72743.33%, see rank35.54%35.77%
Married74244.22%, see rank50.55%52.04%
Widowed855.07%, see rank2.91%2.57%
Divorced1247.39%, see rank11.00%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over2,207100%, see rank1,232,668129,692,771
Never Married1,01946.17%, see rank30.41%29.48%
Married66230.00%, see rank46.21%49.19%
Widowed29813.50%, see rank10.86%9.16%
Divorced22810.33%, see rank12.51%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Sharkey County%MississippiU.S.
Native4,86399.29%, see rank97.76%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence4,27087.18%, see rank71.47%58.73%
Born in Different State59312.11%, see rank25.73%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
00.00%, see rank0.56%1.42%
Foreign Born350.71%, see rank2.24%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship70.14%, see rank0.79%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship280.57%, see rank1.46%7.09%
Born In Europe00.00%, see rank0.23%1.53%
Born In Asia240.49%, see rank0.75%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.06%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America110.22%, see rank1.15%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.05%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Sharkey County%MississippiU.S.
English1,75897.78%, see rank95.53%79.39%
Spanish301.67%, see rank2.64%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages00.00%, see rank0.89%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages100.56%, see rank0.67%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.28%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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