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Benton County, Mississippi

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Population:

  • Total Population: 8,026
  • Males: 3,945
  • Females: 4,081

Ethnicity:

  • White: 4,973
  • Black/African American: 2,919
  • Hispanic: 92
  • Native American/Eskimo: 20
  • Asian: 1
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 0
  • 2 or more: 21

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (7,335)
  2. Spanish (80)
  3. French (15)
  4. German (4)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 57

  1. Mexico (25)
  2. Germany (11)
  3. Canada (8)
  4. Ireland (6)
  5. Italy (4)
  6. United Kingdom (2)
  7. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (2,736)
  2. Churches of Christ (600)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (360)
  4. Cumberland Presbyterian Church (59)
  5. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (33)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 4,063
    • Sensory: 345
    • Physical: 971
    • Mental: 518
    • Self-care: 406
    • Go outside home: 813
    • Employment: 941

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 114

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 2,999
    • Utility gas: 879
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,478
    • Electricity: 545
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 0
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 97
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 0
    • No fuel used: 0

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 5,075
    • No vehicle: 334
    • 1 or more vehicle: 4,741

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 187
    • No High School: 672
    • Some High School: 1,230
    • High School: 1,632
    • Some College: 738
    • Associate's Degree: 218
    • College Degree: 310
    • Master's Degree: 73
    • Professional Degree: 11
    • Doctoral Degree: 2

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 2,999
    • Owners with phone: 2,328
    • Owners without phone: 201
    • Renters with phone: 334
    • Renters without phone: 136

    10 closest counties:

    1. Tippah County, Mississippi
    2. Marshall County, Mississippi
    3. Union County, Mississippi
    4. Hardeman County, Tennessee
    5. Fayette County, Tennessee
    6. Lafayette County, Mississippi
    7. Pontotoc County, Mississippi
    8. Alcorn County, Mississippi
    9. Prentiss County, Mississippi
    10. Lee County, Mississippi

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    38603, 38633, 38647

    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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