Benton County, Mississippi Population 2022

Benton County, Mississippi's estimated population is 8,307 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 -4.45% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
188011,0230.00%
189010,585-438-3.97%
190010,510-75-0.71%
191010,245-265-2.52%
19209,851-394-3.85%
19309,813-38-0.39%
194010,4296166.28%
19508,793-1,636-15.69%
19607,723-1,070-12.17%
19707,505-218-2.82%
19808,1536488.63%
19908,046-107-1.31%
20108,6946488.05%
20118,715210.24%
20128,644-71-0.81%
20138,493-151-1.75%
20148,295-198-2.33%
20158,155-140-1.69%
20168,247921.13%
20178,25580.10%
20188,243-12-0.15%
20198,259160.19%
20208,275160.19%
20218,291160.19%
20228,307160.19%
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Benton County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,06261.17%
Black or African American2,78533.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander260.31%
Some Other Race1241.50%
Two or More Races2783.36%
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Benton County, Mississippi Population by Race

Benton County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2022

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Benton County, Mississippi Median Age

42.3


Total

39.9


Male

45.2


Female

Benton County, Mississippi Adults

There are 6,528 adults, (1,489 of whom are seniors) in Benton County, Mississippi.

Benton County, Mississippi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

4,207

50.84%

Male

4,068

49.16%

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
Male89.8%10.2%
Married84.7%15.3%
All80.9%19.1%
Non Family79.6%20.4%
Female65.7%34.3%

80.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1832.5880.9
Married1,6213.2284.7
Male1673.2289.8
Female4233.3865.7
Non Family9721.0579.6

3.22

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Benton County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5739.70%
9th to 12th Grade92915.72%
High School Graduate1,95633.11%
Some College1,55626.34%
Associates Degree2965.01%
Bachelors Degree2814.76%
Graduate Degree3175.37%
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Benton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,6132,665447
Black2,0441,663141
Hispanic124435
2+ Races127355
Other Race8542
Islander2626

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 12.37%.

Benton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,597$35,795$28,592
Less Than 9th Grade$37,568$45,528$12,083
High School Graduate$29,810$41,308$27,924
Some College$28,092$19,704$30,922
Bachelors Degree$34,321$$34,679
Graduate Degree$44,224$$44,181

$30,597

Average Earnings

$35,795

Average Male

$28,592

Average Female

Benton County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Benton County, Mississippi Language

94.11% of Benton County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 5.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.43% of the population.

Benton County, Mississippi Language

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic22513057.78%
Multiple27812143.53%
Black2,76954819.79%
White4,93974014.98%
Other67NaN%

18.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.40%

Male Poverty Rate

20.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 57.78% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.95%.

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.58%
High School17.23%
Some College12.09%
Bachelors or Greater8.59%

Benton County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.56%
Male Unemployed21.43%
Female Employed2.87%
Female Unemployed78.72%

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$39,758$50,939
Families$48,690$60,500
Married Families$55,057-
Non Families$21,406$28,597
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Income by Household Type

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

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 35-44.

Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Benton County, Mississippi Marital Status

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586

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War78
First Gulf War186
Vietnam154
Korea63
World War II5

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3478
35 to 54177
55 to 6497
65 to 7495
75+139

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3488.63%
Black1717.87%
Other Race43.23%
2+ Races6337.06%
Hispanic2513.89%

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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13.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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50.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

2.6%

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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68.98%

Born in Benton County, Mississippi

94.57%

Native Born

5.43%

Foreign Born

3.79%

Non Citizen

1.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.57% of Benton County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 68.98% having been born in Mississippi. 3.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

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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