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Benoit, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Benoit is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bolivar County at latitude 33.6516 and longitude -91.0087. Bolivar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 141 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Benoit, but most people and references simply refer to it as Benoit, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Benoit indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Benoit (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Benoit: Ingomar.

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Benoit, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 475
Population in Households 475
Population in Familes 417
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 488
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 160
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $88,971
Average Home Value $115,449


Median Household Income $24,355
Average Household Income $38,657
Per Capita Income $13,464
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.1% -0.17%
Households 0.15% -0.13%
Families -0.97% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Benoit, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benoit to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 273 25th
Population Density1 # 176 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 288 21st
Median Household Income # 309 15th
Per Capita Income # 311 14th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.