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Itta Bena, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Itta Bena had a population of 1,748 as of July 1, 2020. 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 33.4951 and longitude -90.3198 in Leflore County. The formal boundaries for the City of Itta Bena 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Itta Bena: Ittabena.


Itta Bena, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,748 (100%)
Population in Households 1,748 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,459 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,239
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $19,397
Average Household Income $30,580
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $10,841
Wealth Index5 21


Total HU (Housing Units) 776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 298 (38.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 328 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $67,344
Average Home Value $72,811
Housing Affordability Index3 173


Total Households 626
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 433
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -1.54% -1.26%
Households -1.37% -1.18%
Families -1.45% -1.28%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.59%


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, 2020 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 # 140 62nd
Population Density # 43 88th
Median Household Income # 354 2nd
Housing Affordability Index # 65 18th
Per Capita Income # 351 3rd
Diversity Index # 338 7th

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