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 1,950 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Itta Bena: Ittabena.

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


Total Population 1,950
Daytime Population: Workers 187
Daytime Population: Residents 1,467
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,654
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 1,950
Population in Familes 1,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,377
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $19,291
Average Household Income $30,008
Per Capita Income $10,543


Total Housing Units 815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 306 (37.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 383 (47.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $63,141
Average Home Value $72,304


Total Households 689
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 480
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 -0.68% -0.77%
Households -0.62% -0.71%
Families -0.64% -0.89%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.4%

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, 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 # 129 65th
Population Density # 38 90th
Diversity Index # 330 9th
Median Household Income # 349 4th
Per Capita Income # 353 3rd

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