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The Town of Benoit had a population of 494 as of July 1, 2021. Benoit ranks in 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 Benoit is located at latitude 33.6515 and longitude -91.0096 in Bolivar County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Benoit encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bolivar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 141 feet.

The Town of Benoit 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 Benoit is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bolivar County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Benoit: Ingomar.

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Benoit, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 494 (100%)
Population in Households 494 (100.0%)
Population in Families 430 (87.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 507
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $28,095
Average Household Income $45,445
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $16,075
Wealth Index5 32


Total HU (Housing Units) 190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $56,034
Average Home Value $73,352
Housing Affordability Index3 297


Total Households 169
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.31% -0.61%
Households 0.54% -0.36%
Families -0.07% -0.5%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   3.12%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.22%

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, 2021 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 # 268 26th
Population Density # 168 54th
Median Household Income # 299 18th
Housing Affordability Index # 321 89th
Per Capita Income # 291 20th
Diversity Index # 277 24th

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