Benton County, Mississippi Population 2019

Benton County, Mississippi's estimated population is 8,286 with a growth rate of 0.40% 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
20188,271-15-0.18%
20178,286330.40%
20168,253961.18%
20158,157-139-1.68%
20148,296-198-2.33%
20138,494-149-1.72%
20128,643-71-0.81%
20118,714200.23%
20108,6946488.05%
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%

How Many People Live in Benton County, Mississippi?

8,286

Population by Race

Race Population
White5,051
Black or African American3,042
Some Other Race137
Two or More Races76

Benton County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2019

Benton County, Mississippi Median Age

42


Total

37


Male

44.9


Female

Benton County, Mississippi Adults

There are 6,464 adults, (1,441 of whom are seniors) in Benton County, Mississippi.

Benton County, Mississippi Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

4,049

48.75%

Male

4,257

51.25%

Benton County, Mississippi Households and Families

Benton County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benton County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male91.3%8.7%
Married86.6%13.4%
All82.7%17.3%
Female77.1%22.9%
Non Family76.7%23.3%

82.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9602.7882.7
Married1,5353.1986.6
Non Family8341.1276.7
Female4194.3177.1
Male1723.5191.3

3.37

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

1.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benton County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade59510.50%
9th to 12th Grade92916.39%
High School Graduate2,01435.53%
Some College1,14620.22%
Associates Degree4027.09%
Bachelors Degree3556.26%
Graduate Degree2284.02%

Benton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4942,611418
Black2,0381,470160
Hispanic78492
Multiple Races74303
Other Race4516

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 74.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.96%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,033$41,535$25,347
Less Than High School$35,274$36,575$9,779
High School Grad$31,250$40,574$29,040
Some College$31,154$50,110$16,310
Bachelors Degree$36,875$106,071$32,396
Graduate Degree$39,545$48,125$

$32,033

Average Earnings

$41,535

Average Male

$25,347

Average Female

Benton County, Mississippi Language

Benton County, Mississippi Language by Age

Benton County, Mississippi Language

97.48% of Benton County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.34% of the population.

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,95177415.63%
Black3,01873224.25%
Hispanic20410551.47%
Other1379065.69%
Multiple766788.16%

20.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.14%

Male Poverty Rate

21.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 88.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Mississippi is White, with 15.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.34%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.37%
Some College16.84%
High School14.77%
Bachelors or Greater1.92%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.72%
Male Unemployed20.88%
Female Employed11.63%
Male Employed10.25%

Benton County, Mississippi Income

Benton County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,605$46,468
Families$45,769$51,796
Married Families$48,853-
Non Families$15,116$28,866

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans

366

Number of Veterans

358

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam158
First Gulf War57
Korea29
Second Gulf War5
World War II3

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3468.61%
2 or More1824.32%
Hispanic1712.23%
Other21.89%

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

15.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Mississippi Employment Status

50.7%

Labor Force Participation

43.7%

Employment Rate

13.7%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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