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Bentonia, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Bentonia had a population of 422 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bentonia is located at latitude 32.6436 and longitude -90.3692 in Yazoo County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bentonia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yazoo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 194 feet.

The Town of Bentonia (GNIS ID: 2405246) 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 Town of Bentonia is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Yazoo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bentonia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bentonia: Pritchetts Cross Roads.

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Bentonia, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 422
Daytime Population: Workers 132
Daytime Population: Residents 240
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 372
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 422
Population in Familes 339
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 296
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $36,863
Average Household Income $45,272
Per Capita Income $17,856


Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $74,537
Average Home Value $90,487


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 107
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.57% -0.62%
Households -0.49% -0.61%
Families -0.5% -0.76%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.11%

Bentonia, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bentonia to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 288 21st
Population Density # 259 29th
Diversity Index # 117 68th
Median Household Income # 152 58th
Per Capita Income # 232 36th

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