Benton County, Mississippi Population 2018

Benton County, Mississippi's estimated population is 8,312 with a growth rate of -0.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benton County, Mississippi is the 76th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20178,312-66-0.79%
20168,3781131.37%
20168,2651041.27%
20158,161-137-1.65%
20148,298-197-2.32%
20138,495-149-1.72%
20128,644-71-0.81%
20118,715200.23%
20108,6956498.07%
19908,046-107-1.31%
19808,1536488.63%
19707,505-218-2.82%
19607,723-1,070-12.17%
19508,793-1,636-15.69%
194010,4296166.28%
19309,813-38-0.39%
19209,851-394-3.85%
191010,245-265-2.52%
190010,510-75-0.71%
189010,585-438-3.97%
188011,0230.00%

Benton County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White5,116
Black or African American3,098
Some Other Race116
American Indian and Alaska Native33
Two or More Races15

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Benton County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Benton County, Mississippi Median Age

42.1


Total

41.7


Male

42.9


Female

Benton County, Mississippi Adults

There are 6,443 adults, (1,458 of which are seniors) in Benton County, Mississippi.

Benton County, Mississippi Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

4,219

50.36%

Male

4,159

49.64%

Benton County, Mississippi Households and Families

Benton County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benton County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
Male87%13%
All83.8%16.2%
Non Family80%20%
Female76.5%23.5%

83.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton County, Mississippi Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1262.6683.8
Married1,6503.0187.7
Non Family8931.180
Female4524.0676.5
Male131487

3.23

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benton County, Mississippi Households

Benton County, Mississippi Education

Benton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5038.78%
9th to 12th Grade85914.99%
High School Graduate2,10536.74%
Some College1,20821.08%
Associates Degree3996.96%
Bachelors Degree3756.54%
Graduate Degree2814.90%

Benton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,5782,767420
Black2,0171,517219
Hispanic893817
Other Race587
Native American3333
Multiple Races1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 19.10%.

Benton County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,892$40,471$25,637
Less Than High School$31,719$34,602$7,935
High School Grad$31,920$39,861$29,110
Some College$35,919$49,484$20,645
Bachelors Degree$32,443$103,077$31,875
Graduate Degree$40,759$49,583$

$32,892

Average Earnings

$40,471

Average Male

$25,637

Average Female

Benton County, Mississippi Language

Benton County, Mississippi Language by Age

Benton County, Mississippi Language

97.18% of Benton County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.82% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.64% of the population.

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,0641,00232.70%
White5,00383716.73%
Native3333100.00%
Multiple151066.67%

22.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.81%

Male Poverty Rate

22.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Mississippi is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Mississippi is White, with 16.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.02%.

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.06%
Some College19.91%
High School14.88%
Bachelors or Greater1.23%

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.38%
Male Unemployed49.16%
Female Employed12.75%
Male Employed10.30%

Benton County, Mississippi Income

Benton County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,302$50,289
Families$41,899$51,532
Married Families$46,000$
Non Families$17,359$43,707

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Benton County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35To44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by War

390

Number of Veterans

355

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam143
First Gulf War64
World War II41
Korea33
Second Gulf War2

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+131
65 to 74118
55 to 6494
35 to 5445
18 to 342

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3528.66%
Black351.54%
Hispanic22.25%
2 or More215.38%
Other11.72%

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

10.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Mississippi Employment Status

Benton County, Mississippi Employment by Age

52.1%

Labor Force Participation

44.9%

Employment Rate

13.8%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Mississippi Employment by Race

Benton County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Benton County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hickory Flat601562-39-6.49%
Ashland569543-26-4.57%
Snow Lake Shores315301-14-4.44%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990