Bentonia, Mississippi Population 2021

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Bentonia is a city located in Yazoo County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 411, it is the 229th largest city in Mississippi and the 14162nd largest city in the United States . Bentonia is currently declining at a rate of -0.96% annually and its population has decreased by -6.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 440 in 2010. Bentonia reached it's highest population of 442 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Bentonia has a population density of 289 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bentonia is $37,931 with a poverty rate of 33.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $520 per month, and the median house value is $79,700. The median age in Bentonia is 54.6 years, 54.3 years for males, and 55 years for females.

Bentonia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bentonia was:

  • Black or African American: 50.52%
  • White: 49.48%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Bentonia, Mississippi is 411 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 423.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 440.

Bentonia, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American24250.52%
White23749.48%
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Bentonia Population by Race

Bentonia Population Pyramid $2021

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Bentonia Median Age

54.6


Total

54.3


Male

55


Female

Bentonia Adults

There are 395 adults, (149 of whom are seniors) in Bentonia.

Bentonia Age Dependency

94.7

Age Dependency Ratio

60.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bentonia Sex Ratio

Female

289

60.33%

Male

190

39.67%

Bentonia Population by Age

Bentonia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bentonia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married73.8%26.2%
All62.1%37.9%
Female53.6%46.4%
Non Family44.4%55.6%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bentonia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1982.4262.1
Non Family811.1944.4
Married652.8373.8
Female284.8653.6
Male242.63100

3.25

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Bentonia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade82.29%
9th to 12th Grade7922.57%
High School Graduate11232.00%
Some College5214.86%
Associates Degree4011.43%
Bachelors Degree4613.14%
Graduate Degree133.71%
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Bentonia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bentonia Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 82.21%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.15%.

Bentonia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,750$31,042$20,769
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$36,964$48,125$
Some College$21,071$$20,179
Bachelors Degree$43,250$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$23,750

Average Earnings

$31,042

Average Male

$20,769

Average Female

Bentonia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bentonia Language by Age

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Bentonia Language

98.32% of Bentonia residents speak only English, while 1.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.26% of the population.

Bentonia Language

Bentonia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black24212953.31%
White2292812.23%

33.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.89%

Male Poverty Rate

37.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bentonia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bentonia is Black, with 53.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bentonia is White, with 12.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.24%.

Bentonia Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School29.46%
Some College28.26%
Less Than 9th Grade22.99%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Bentonia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed9.80%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Bentonia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bentonia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,000$37,931
Families$46,875$51,339
Married Families$56,607-
Non Families$12,625$18,562
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Income by Household Type

Bentonia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.4%

Male Marriage Rate

26.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Bentonia Married by Age and Sex

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Bentonia 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 55-64.

Bentonia Marital Status by Race

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Bentonia Marital Status

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18

Number of Veterans

17

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6
Second Gulf War1
World War II
Korea
First Gulf War

Bentonia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+10
65 to 746
55 to 641
35 to 541
18 to 34

Bentonia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black147.95%
White41.83%

Bentonia Veterans by Race

Bentonia Veterans by Education

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5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

94.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bentonia Veterans by Education

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32%

Labor Force Participation

29.4%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bentonia Employment by Age

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Bentonia Employment by Race

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Bentonia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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83.72%

Born in Bentonia

98.75%

Native Born

1.25%

Foreign Born

1.25%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.75% of Bentonia residents were born in the United States, with 83.72% having been born in Mississippi. 1.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bentonia Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021411-4-0.96%
2020415-4-0.95%
2019419-4-0.95%
2018423-2-0.47%
20174250.00%
2016425-4-0.93%
2015429-3-0.69%
2014432-4-0.92%
2013436-3-0.68%
2012439-1-0.23%
2011440-2-0.45%
20104420.00%

Bentonia Population by Year