Benton County, Mississippi Population 2020

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 Percentage
White5,05861.29%
Black or African American2,95635.82%
Two or More Races1351.64%
Some Other Race1041.26%

Benton County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Benton County, Mississippi Median Age

40.4


Total

40


Male

41.6


Female

Benton County, Mississippi Adults

There are 6,453 adults, (1,450 of whom are seniors) in Benton County, Mississippi.

Benton County, Mississippi Age Dependency

65

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

4,131

50.05%

Male

4,122

49.95%

Benton County, Mississippi Households and Families

Benton County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benton County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.2%11.8%
Married87.3%12.7%
All83.3%16.7%
Non Family81.8%18.2%
Female71.8%28.2%

83.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0332.6983.3
Married1,4023.2487.3
Non Family1,0221.0581.8
Female4224.3471.8
Male1873.8888.2

3.45

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

2.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benton County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade64411.15%
9th to 12th Grade1,09719.00%
High School Graduate1,95933.92%
Some College1,17920.42%
Associates Degree3025.23%
Bachelors Degree3285.68%
Graduate Degree2664.61%

Benton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4802,467437
Black2,0751,484150
Multiple Races132332
Hispanic114765
Other Race56181

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 71.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,844$41,229$27,478
Less Than High School$35,357$37,250$15,100
High School Grad$32,480$42,841$30,439
Some College$26,518$41,815$16,700
Bachelors Degree$36,786$108,125$35,357
Graduate Degree$42,277$$45,250

$31,844

Average Earnings

$41,229

Average Male

$27,478

Average Female

Benton County, Mississippi Language

Benton County, Mississippi Language by Age

Benton County, Mississippi Language

97.75% of Benton County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.05% of the population.

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,93091131.09%
White4,93279216.06%
Multiple13512491.85%
Hispanic21310247.89%
Other1046966.35%

23.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.75%

Male Poverty Rate

26.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 91.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Mississippi is White, with 16.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.33%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.70%
Some College20.48%
High School17.41%
Bachelors or Greater4.75%

Benton County, Mississippi Income

Benton County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,974$49,735
Families$47,701$59,716
Married Families$54,471-
Non Families$22,794$26,795

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans

477

Number of Veterans

440

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam205
First Gulf War128
Korea20
Second Gulf War9
World War II2

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3649.03%
Black873.95%
Hispanic2314.47%
2 or More2216.67%
Other44.60%

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

11.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Mississippi Employment Status

47.5%

Labor Force Participation

43.4%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.54%

Born in Mississippi

98.50%

Native Born

1.50%

Foreign Born

0.81%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.50% of Benton County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 67.54% having been born in Mississippi. 0.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990