For population 25 years and over in Benoit:
For population 15 years and over in Benoit town:
8 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $279 (0.5%)
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
Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-4.7%).
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-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 165% 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 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 9.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.2 miles away from Benoit center
On 4/11/1996 at 21:54:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
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: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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:
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Public high school in Benoit:
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Benoit and their reported violations in the past:BOYLE-SKENE-BENOIT (Population served: 420, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 48.8%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.8% for Black residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Benoit compared to Mississippi state average:
Banks with branches in Benoit (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Benoit town (based on Bolivar County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.76%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 15
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Benoit government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Benoit government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
5.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,417 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,146 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Benoit)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Benoit)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.