Benton County MS Information


Benton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 8,431
Daytime Population: Workers 1,437
Daytime Population: Residents 4,944
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,381
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 8,353
Population in Familes 6,904
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 21
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $36,300
Average Household Income $48,461
Per Capita Income $19,199


Total Housing Units 4,229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,507 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 788 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 934 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $82,914
Average Home Value $102,722


Total Households 3,295
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 2,234
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 -0.48% -0.77%
Households -0.45% -0.76%
Families -0.65% -0.89%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.32%


Benton County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents 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 # 76 9th
Population Density # 67 20th
Diversity Index # 31 62nd
Median Household Income # 38 55th
Per Capita Income # 50 40th

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