Benoit, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 467 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.6%
Males: 203  (43.5%)
Females: 264  (56.5%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 38725.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,910 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Benoit:

$23,910
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,619 (it was $7,813 in 2000)

Benoit town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $46,944 (it was $42,900 in 2000)
Benoit:

$46,944
MS:

$97,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $61,098; Detached houses: $90,300; Mobile homes: $9,035

Median gross rent in 2013: $528.

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  • Races in Benoit, MS (2010)

    Benoit races chart
    • 38881.3%Black alone
    • 8517.8%White alone
    • 40.8%Hispanic

Races in Benoit detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Benoit: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (18.1%), English (3.4%), Irish (1.6%), Swedish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 135 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 479 people per square mile   (low).

Benoit,MS real estate house value index trend

Benoit, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Benoit:

  • High school or higher: 58.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 25.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benoit town:

  • Never married: 46.6%
  • Now married: 31.4%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.3%
Mississippi:

1.4%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Benoit, Mississippi as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Benoit to the number of sex offenders is 471 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $301 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $244 (0.6%)

Benoit satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (70.2 miles , pop. 55,085).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (117.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (339.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Beulah, MS (3.1 miles ), Arkansas City, AR (3.4 miles ), Pace, MS (3.6 miles ), Metcalfe, MS (3.7 miles ), Rosedale, MS (3.8 miles ), Shaw, MS (3.8 miles ), Boyle, MS (4.1 miles ), Cleveland, MS (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 33.65 N, Longitude: 91.01 W

Area code: 662

Benoit household income distribution Benoit home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.6%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-4.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (37%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (3%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (30%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Benoit: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Benoit, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Benoit, Mississippi average temperatures Benoit, Mississippi average precipitation Benoit, Mississippi humidity Benoit, Mississippi wind speed Benoit, Mississippi snowfall Benoit, Mississippi sunshine Benoit, Mississippi clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Benoit-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1978, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Benoit town center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 tornado 13.6 miles away from the town center injured 48 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benoit-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 142.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.4 miles away from Benoit center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 127.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 212.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 177.5 miles away from Benoit center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 138.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bolivar County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Freezes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benoit topographic map

Birthplace of: Archie Moore - Boxer, Eddie Taylor - Electric blues guitarist and singer, Lavarus Giles - Player of and football.

Airports located in Benoit:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benoit:

  • Delta State University (about 18 miles; Cleveland, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,304)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 33 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 40 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 47 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 49 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 72 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • Holmes Community College (about 79 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)

Public high school in Benoit:

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Hotel: Express Inn of Greenville (2500 Highway 82 East).

Bolivar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.9. This is about average.

City:

80.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 50.6%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.1% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.4%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Benoit compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Benoit (2011 data):

  • Bank of Benoit: Bank Of Benoit at 28-30 Main Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $18.0 mil, Deposits: $16.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.0
Mississippi average:

12.3

Benoit travel time to work - commute Benoit mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benoit town (based on Bolivar County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,31248
Black Protestant3,30422
Mainline Protestant2,04319
Catholic9285
Other6875
None16,871-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Bolivar County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Bolivar County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Bolivar County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.3%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bolivar County:

36.4%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

14.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,182$26,1840$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$3,420
Sewerage 0$0 3$3,420
Totals for Government 1$2,182$26,1846$6,840

Benoit government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $55,000 ($117.77)
    Police Protection: $42,000 ($89.94)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($64.24)
    Financial Administration: $27,000 ($57.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $17,000 ($36.40)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($19.27)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($14.99)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($2.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $34,000 ($72.81)

Benoit government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $22,000 ($47.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($94.22)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $97,000 ($207.71)
    Property: $24,000 ($51.39)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($8.57)

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sunflower County, MS  0.52% ($32,276 average AGI)
from Washington County, MS  0.51% ($29,053)
from Shelby County, TN  0.49% ($19,745)


6.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,774 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  0.71% ($16,864 average AGI)
to Washington County, MS  0.55% ($29,000)
to Sunflower County, MS  0.54% ($29,306)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benoit:

  • WGVM (1260 AM; 2 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING COMPANY,INC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDDT (900 AM; 1 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WNIX (1330 AM; 1 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: THE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCLD (1490 AM; 1 kW; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benoit:

  • WDMS (100.7 FM; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIQQ (102.3 FM; LELAND, MS; Owner: THE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDTL-FM (92.9 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKG (95.3 FM; DREW, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAO-FM (90.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAD (94.3 FM; LELAND, MS; Owner: INTERCHANGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCLD-FM (103.9 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WTCD (96.9 FM; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUUZ (95.9 FM; LAKE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WMJW (107.5 FM; ROSEDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WDFX (98.3 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KRKD (105.7 FM; DERMOTT, AR; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Benoit:

  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • K53FB (Channel 53; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMAO-TV (Channel 23; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W33BH (Channel 33; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHCQ-LP (Channel 8; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: DAVID ELLINGTON)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Benoit)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Stringtown Rd 8 Km Sse (Lat: 33.589000 Lon: -90.975361), Overall height: 62.5 m, Call Sign: WNTS859
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.156 MHz, 928.156 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2008, Expiration Date: 02/15/2018
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 816 Hwy 448 (Lat: 33.601500 Lon: -90.966750), Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WPNM956
    Assigned Frequencies: 944.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/1998, Expiration Date: 06/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/02/2011
    Registrant: Phone: (601) 846-0929
  • STATION, 5 Miles Sse Of (Lat: 33.589278 Lon: -90.974806), Overall height: 62.5 m, Call Sign: KLB25
    Assigned Frequencies: 1935.00 MHz, 1985.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/1996, Expiration Date: 03/05/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/22/1997
    Registrant: Phone: (502) 926-8686

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WD5BEV, Licensee ID: L01373284
    Grant Date: 09/24/2008, Expiration Date: 11/13/2018
    Registrant: Robert M Mallette, 1099 Bolivar Road, Benoit, MS 38725
  • Call Sign: KF5GGU, Licensee ID: L01562568
    Grant Date: 04/19/2010, Expiration Date: 04/19/2020, Certifier: James L Hall
    Registrant: James L Hall, 203 E Preston, Benoit, MS 38725


FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Benoit)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Most common first names in Benoit, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1670.4 years
Willie1468.0 years
Mary1276.5 years
John773.0 years
Joe766.7 years
George776.4 years
Rosie671.0 years
Henry673.0 years
Annie581.0 years
Robert468.0 years
Most common last names in Benoit, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1468.9 years
Davis1080.5 years
Williams976.0 years
Jones876.7 years
Brown872.0 years
Adams665.5 years
Thomas675.0 years
Johnson676.6 years
Nelson669.8 years
Beadel576.8 years
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