Itta Bena, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Itta Bena, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Itta Bena had a population of 1,996 as of July 1, 2016. Itta Bena ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Itta Bena is located at latitude 33.501 and longitude -90.3245 in Leflore County. The formal boundaries for the City of Itta Bena (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Leflore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 131 feet.

The City of Itta Bena (GNIS ID: 2404772) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Itta Bena is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Leflore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Itta Bena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Itta Bena: Ittabena.

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Itta Bena, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,996
Population in Households 1,996
Population in Familes 1,673
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,409
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 712
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 496
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 808 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 328 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 384 (47.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $62,043
Average Home Value $72,706


Median Household Income $18,868
Average Household Income $29,084
Per Capita Income $10,328
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.33%
Households -0.2% -0.2%
Families -0.22% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Itta Bena, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Itta Bena to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 125 66th
Population Density1 # 37 90th
Diversity Index2 # 323 11th
Median Household Income # 348 4th
Per Capita Income # 352 3rd

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