Benton County Summary

Life in Benton County research summary. HomeSnacks has been researching the quality of life in Benton County over the past eight years using Census data, FBI crime data, cost of living data, and other primary sources. Based on the most recently available data, we found the following about life in Benton County:

  • The population in Benton County is 7,687.

  • The median home value in Benton County is $82,500.

  • The median income in Benton County is $39,311.

  • The median rent in Benton County is $541.

  • The unemployment rate in Benton County is 4.0%.

  • The poverty rate in Benton County is 14.5%.

Cities & Towns in Benton County

List Of Cities & Towns in Benton County

Hickory Flat, MS Population 755

Ashland, MS Population 565

Snow Lake Shores, MS Population 374

Map Of Benton County

Benton County Demographics

Population over time in Benton County

The current population in Benton County is 7,687. The population has decreased -6.6% from 2019.

Year Population % Change
2021 7,687 -7.1%
2020 8,275 0.5%
2019 8,232 -

Gender in Benton County

  • Benton County is 50.4% female with 3,878 female residents.

  • Benton County is 49.6% male with 3,809 male residents.

Female
50.4% (3,878)
Male
49.6% (3,809)
Gender Benton County MS USA
Female 50.4% 51.5% 50.5%
Male 49.6% 48.5% 49.5%

Race / Ethnicity in Benton County

Benton County is:

  • 60.4% White with 4,986 White residents.

  • 35.6% African American with 2,938 African American residents.

  • 0.0% American Indian with 0 American Indian residents.

  • 0.0% Asian with 0 Asian residents.

  • 0.0% Hawaiian with 0 Hawaiian residents.

  • 0.0% Other with 0 Other residents.

  • 1.4% Two Or More with 116 Two Or More residents.

  • 2.6% Hispanic with 213 Hispanic residents.

White
60.4% (4,986)
African American
35.6% (2,938)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.0% (0)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.4% (116)
Hispanic
2.6% (213)

Table: Benton County By Race

Race Benton County MS USA
White 60.4% 56.0% 59.4%
African American 35.6% 37.4% 12.2%
American Indian 0.0% 0.4% 0.6%
Asian 0.0% 1.0% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.4%
Two Or More 1.4% 1.7% 3.2%
Hispanic 2.6% 3.2% 18.4%

Household Income For Benton County, Mississippi

  • 10.6% of households in Benton County earn Less than $10,000.

  • 5.0% of households in Benton County earn $10,000 to $14,999.

  • 13.6% of households in Benton County earn $15,000 to $24,999.

  • 14.0% of households in Benton County earn $25,000 to $34,999.

  • 15.8% of households in Benton County earn $35,000 to $49,999.

  • 16.5% of households in Benton County earn $50,000 to $74,999.

  • 14.0% of households in Benton County earn $75,000 to $99,999.

  • 7.4% of households in Benton County earn $100,000 to $149,999.

  • 1.9% of households in Benton County earn $150,000 to $199,999.

  • 1.3% of households in Benton County earn $200,000 or more.

Less than $10,000
10.6% (814)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.0% (386)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.6% (1,043)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.0% (1,074)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.8% (1,211)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.5% (1,266)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.0% (1,074)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.4% (570)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.9% (142)
$200,000 or more
1.3% (101)
Income Benton County MS USA
Less than $10,000 10.6% 10.2% 5.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.0% 6.9% 3.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.6% 12.9% 7.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.0% 11.4% 8.2%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.8% 14.1% 11.4%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.5% 16.9% 16.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.0% 11.2% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.4% 10.4% 16.3%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.9% 3.3% 7.8%
$200,000 or more 1.3% 2.7% 9.5%

Highest level of educational attainment in Benton County for adults over 25

  • 11.0% of adults in Benton County completed < 9th grade.

  • 15.0% of adults in Benton County completed 9-12th grade.

  • 32.0% of adults in Benton County completed high school / ged.

  • 26.0% of adults in Benton County completed some college.

  • 7.0% of adults in Benton County completed associate's degree.

  • 4.0% of adults in Benton County completed bachelor's degree.

  • 4.0% of adults in Benton County completed master's degree.

  • 1.0% of adults in Benton County completed professional degree.

  • 0.0% of adults in Benton County completed doctorate degree.

< 9th Grade
10% (845)
9-12th Grade
15% (1,153)
High School / GED
32% (2,459)
Some College
26% (1,998)
Associate's Degree
7% (538)
Bachelor's Degree
4% (307)
Master's Degree
4% (307)
Professional Degree
1% (76)
Doctorate Degree
0% (0)
Education Benton County MS USA
< 9th Grade 10% 6% 4%
9-12th Grade 15% 11% 6%
High School / GED 32% 30% 26%
Some College 26% 22% 20%
Associate's Degree 7% 9% 9%
Bachelor's Degree 4% 14% 21%
Master's Degree 4% 6% 9%
Professional Degree 1% 1% 2%
Doctorate Degree 0% 1% 2%

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