Benton County, Mississippi Population 2021

Benton County, Mississippi's estimated population is 8,291 with a growth rate of 0.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benton County, Mississippi is the 76th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 8,694 and has seen a growth of -4.64% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20218,291160.19%
20208,275160.19%
20198,259160.19%
20188,243-12-0.15%
20178,25580.10%
20168,247921.13%
20158,155-140-1.69%
20148,295-198-2.33%
20138,493-151-1.75%
20128,644-71-0.81%
20118,715210.24%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.19%
County Website
Founded
1870
County Seat
2010 Population
8,694
Growth (since 2010)
-4.64%
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Benton County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,05161.36%
Black or African American2,81334.17%
Two or More Races2493.02%
Some Other Race1041.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.18%
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Benton County, Mississippi Population by Race

Benton County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2021

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Benton County, Mississippi Median Age

41.5


Total

40.4


Male

42.1


Female

Benton County, Mississippi Adults

There are 6,463 adults, (1,430 of whom are seniors) in Benton County, Mississippi.

Benton County, Mississippi Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

4,186

50.85%

Male

4,046

49.15%

Benton County, Mississippi Population by Age

Benton County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
Non Family83%17%
Male82.2%17.8%
All80.6%19.4%
Female57.5%42.5%

80.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1492.5980.6
Married1,4073.1786.8
Non Family1,0671.0583
Female5013.8957.5
Male1743.6182.2

3.33

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Benton County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5269.24%
9th to 12th Grade1,03518.18%
High School Graduate1,90033.37%
Some College1,26622.24%
Associates Degree3095.43%
Bachelors Degree3375.92%
Graduate Degree3205.62%
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Benton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,6262,691536
Black1,8351,336110
Multiple Races127415
Hispanic121806
Other Race59182
Islander1515

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.78%.

Benton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,005$42,883$29,411
Less Than High School$37,479$45,887$16,325
High School Grad$31,261$40,859$29,018
Some College$30,666$43,250$30,127
Bachelors Degree$31,700$$32,228
Graduate Degree$46,250$$44,924

$32,005

Average Earnings

$42,883

Average Male

$29,411

Average Female

Benton County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Benton County, Mississippi Language

97.37% of Benton County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.26% of the population.

Benton County, Mississippi Language

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,92080916.44%
Black2,79463922.87%
Multiple24911746.99%
Hispanic21411453.27%
Other1047067.31%

20.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.34%

Male Poverty Rate

23.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Mississippi is Other, with 67.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Mississippi is White, with 16.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.85%.

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.09%
High School16.89%
Some College16.60%
Bachelors or Greater11.23%

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed82.14%
Male Unemployed19.05%
Female Employed5.27%
Male Employed5.05%

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,258$49,647
Families$46,599$60,503
Married Families$56,544-
Non Families$23,411$28,118
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Income by Household Type

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status

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487

Number of Veterans

459

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam198
First Gulf War109
Second Gulf War61
Korea28
World War II

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+124
65 to 74114
35 to 5496
55 to 6492
18 to 3461

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3388.39%
Black863.96%
2 or More5937.11%
Hispanic3118.56%
Other44.55%

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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15.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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48%

Labor Force Participation

45.1%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Benton County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Benton County, Mississippi 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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69.76%

Born in Mississippi

98.48%

Native Born

1.52%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

0.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.48% of Benton County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 69.76% having been born in Mississippi. 0.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Benton County, Mississippi Place of Birth

  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

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