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Benton County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 8,363 (all rural); it was 8,026 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,405
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,293
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,529
Renter-occupied apartments: 706 (it was 470 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

30%

Land area: 407 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Benton County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (41.9%), Retail trade (25.8%), Educational, health and social services (17.7%), Construction (14.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 1%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Benton County, MS (2017)
    • 4,97862.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,13339.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1882.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 350.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 160.2%Two or more races
Median resident age:

43.0 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Males: 4,147  (49.6%)
Females: 4,216  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Benton County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,990 ($24,149 in 1999)
This county:

$38,990
Mississippi:

$43,529

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $395 (lower quartile is $299, upper quartile is $469)
This county:

$395
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,191 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Benton:

$94,191
Mississippi:

$120,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,385 - $145,301

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $114,071
Here:

$114,071
State:

$172,223

Townhouses or other attached units: $129,991
Here:

$129,991
State:

$199,204

Mobile homes: $38,639
Here:

$38,639
State:

$58,432

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $876
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $304

Institutionalized population: 78
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $16,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $34,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $5,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $3,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $81,300
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Benton, MS residents
Average permit cost in Benton, MS
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $638 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $304 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Benton, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Benton, MS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Benton, MS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.1%
Benton County:

20.1%
Mississippi:

19.8%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents, 91.2% for American Indian residents, 47.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 43.0 years old
(Males: 42.5 years old, Females: 43.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.3 years old, Black residents: 37.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 14.7 years old, Other race residents: 15.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Benton County is $465 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $515 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $618 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ashland, Hickory Flat, Snow Lake Shores.

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

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Neighboring counties: Catoosa County, Georgia , Garvin County, Oklahoma , Lawrence County, Alabama , York County, South Carolina , Monroe County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Mississippi:

4.8%

Unemployment by year in Benton, MS
County total employment by year in Benton, MS
County average yearly wages by year in Benton, MS

Current college students: 210
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 69 (16.2% naturalized citizens)

Benton County:

0.8%
Whole state:

2.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 222000 to 2009
  • 251990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 21970 to 1979
  • 29Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 37.3%

Benton County marital status for males Benton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,059
  • One, attached: 20
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 22
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • Mobile homes: 1,216

Housing units in Benton County with a mortgage: 1,169 (19 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,468

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,69220
Mainline Protestant3377
Black Protestant3213
Other3081
None3,071-
Benton County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Benton County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Benton County:

9.98 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Benton County:

12.7%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

34.6%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.3%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Benton County:

Average size of farms: 333 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $28,571
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $229.97
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,007
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.41%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,250
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.48
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.04%
Corn for grain: 5440 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 7410 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 16634 harvested acres
Vegetables: 16 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Benton County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 75% 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 87.4 miles away from Benton County 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 127.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 165.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 263.1 miles away from Benton County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 146.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 28, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4248: January 04, 2016, FEMA Id: 4248, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1972: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1972, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 01, 2010 to May 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1916: May 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 1916, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 24, 2001 to December 17, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1398: December 07, 2001, FEMA Id: 1398, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Freezing Rain And Sleet, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 14, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1009: February 18, 1994, FEMA Id: 1009, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 26, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-906: May 17, 1991, FEMA Id: 906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: January 24, 1990 to March 15, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-859: February 28, 1990, FEMA Id: 859, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Drought and Freezing, Incident Period: February 22, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3032: February 22, 1977, FEMA Id: 3032, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought
  • Mississippi STORMS, TORNADOES, Incident Period: February 22, 1971, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-302: February 22, 1971, FEMA Id: 302, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Benton

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 892 (81.8%)
  • Carpooled: 119 (10.9%)
  • Walked: 14 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 64 (5.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (78%)
  • Honduras (7%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton County


  • American (18%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
100 people in nursing homes
16 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
69 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,843.

8.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.39% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($24,160 average AGI)
2.36% relocated from other states ($9,848 average AGI)
Benton County:

2.36%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marshall County, MS  1.99% ($24,426 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  1.22% ($42,697)
from Tippah County, MS  1.18% ($27,063)
from Union County, MS  1.14% ($26,806)
from DeSoto County, MS  0.78% ($75,048)


7.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.65% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($20,975 average AGI)
1.94% relocated to other states ($7,202 average AGI)
Benton County:

1.94%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marshall County, MS  2.28% ($26,934 average AGI)
to Tippah County, MS  1.12% ($30,733)
to Shelby County, TN  1.01% ($27,000)
to Union County, MS  0.75% ($27,450)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.0

Births per 1000 population in Benton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Benton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 15.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Benton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Benton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,554 (1,127 aged, 427 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 291 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Benton County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (119)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (109)
  • Cardiovascular disease, unspecified (89)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (84)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (66)
  • Congestive heart failure (51)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (44)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (39)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (38)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (36)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,312
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,083

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,363
  • In family households: 7,225 (1,052 male householders, 1,088 female householders)
    1,593 spouses, 2,644 children (2,249 natural, 418 adopted, 79 stepchildren), 491 grandchildren, 60 brothers or sisters, 35 parents, 143 other relatives, 120 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,044 (440 male householders (408 living alone)), 511 female householders (495 living alone)), 91 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 76

Size of family households: 1,052 2-persons, 570 3-persons, 218 4-persons, 220 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 904 1-person, 36 2-persons, 13 4-persons.

1,142 married couples with children.
339 single-parent households (99 men, 240 women).

97.7% of residents of Benton speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $57,036,000 ($7,271 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,942,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $22,752,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,807,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,357,000
Federal grants: $17,115,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,462,000 ($1,243,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,544,000 ($187,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $357,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $246,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,159,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 647
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 469
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -338
Here -43 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Benton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.47 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.7

Year house built in Benton County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Benton County, Mississippi
  • 842014 or later
  • 112010 to 2013
  • 7712000 to 2009
  • 5731990 to 1999
  • 6891980 to 1989
  • 8581970 to 1979
  • 6501960 to 1969
  • 3371950 to 1959
  • 751940 to 1949
  • 1881939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Mississippi
  • 01 room
  • 412 rooms
  • 343 rooms
  • 3604 rooms
  • 7535 rooms
  • 4386 rooms
  • 3327 rooms
  • 3518 rooms
  • 2769+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Mississippi
  • 141 room
  • 72 rooms
  • 133 rooms
  • 1424 rooms
  • 1695 rooms
  • 316 rooms
  • 417 rooms
  • 698 rooms
  • 79+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Mississippi
  • 36no bedroom
  • 631 bedroom
  • 5992 bedrooms
  • 1,2833 bedrooms
  • 4314 bedrooms
  • 1965+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Mississippi
  • 14no bedroom
  • 361 bedroom
  • 1972 bedrooms
  • 1473 bedrooms
  • 394 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 86no vehicle
  • 7591 vehicle
  • 9352 vehicles
  • 5933 vehicles
  • 2464 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 13no vehicle
  • 2351 vehicle
  • 1852 vehicles
  • 293 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

91.7% of Benton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Mississippi.

Benton County:

91.7%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 5,529
  • Other state: 2,745
  • Northeast: 122
  • Midwest: 331
  • South: 2,079
  • West: 223
Year householders moved into unit in Benton County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 36.9%Electricity
  • 32.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.5%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 42.7%Utility gas
  • 38.6%Electricity
  • 14.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 26
Here:

2.6%
Mississippi:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 33
Here:

7.0%
Mississippi:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

24.0%
Mississippi:

12.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Benton County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,047,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,218,000
    Police Protection: $703,000
    General - Other: $666,000
    Central Staff Services: $465,000
    Solid Waste Management: $295,000
    Financial Administration: $281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $229,000
    Health - Other: $167,000
    General Public Buildings: $158,000
    Libraries: $131,000
    Local Fire Protection: $84,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $40,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $38,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $90,000
    Other - General - Other: $27,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $29,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $766,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $290,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $894,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $213,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $40,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,698,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,872,000
    General Local Government Support: $479,000
    Other: $311,000
    Health and Hospitals: $72,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,152,000
    Other License: $115,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,451,000

Benton County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,047,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,218,000
    Police Protection: $703,000
    General - Other: $666,000
    Central Staff Services: $465,000
    Solid Waste Management: $295,000
    Financial Administration: $281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $229,000
    Health - Other: $167,000
    General Public Buildings: $158,000
    Libraries: $131,000
    Local Fire Protection: $84,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $40,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $38,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $90,000
    Other - General - Other: $27,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $29,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $766,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $290,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $894,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $213,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $40,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,698,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,872,000
    General Local Government Support: $479,000
    Other: $311,000
    Health and Hospitals: $72,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,152,000
    Other License: $115,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,451,000

Benton County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,047,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,218,000
    Police Protection: $703,000
    General - Other: $666,000
    Central Staff Services: $465,000
    Solid Waste Management: $295,000
    Financial Administration: $281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $229,000
    Health - Other: $167,000
    General Public Buildings: $158,000
    Libraries: $131,000
    Local Fire Protection: $84,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $40,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $38,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $90,000
    Other - General - Other: $27,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $29,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $766,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $290,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $894,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $213,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $40,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,698,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,872,000
    General Local Government Support: $479,000
    Other: $311,000
    Health and Hospitals: $72,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,152,000
    Other License: $115,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,451,000

Benton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,047,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,218,000
    Police Protection: $703,000
    General - Other: $666,000
    Central Staff Services: $465,000
    Solid Waste Management: $295,000
    Financial Administration: $281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $229,000
    Health - Other: $167,000
    General Public Buildings: $158,000
    Libraries: $131,000
    Local Fire Protection: $84,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $40,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $38,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $90,000
    Other - General - Other: $27,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $29,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $766,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $290,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $894,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $213,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $40,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,698,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,872,000
    General Local Government Support: $479,000
    Other: $311,000
    Health and Hospitals: $72,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,152,000
    Other License: $115,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,451,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 500
  • Number of aged recipients: 79
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 421
  • Number of recipients under 18: 76
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 263
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 161
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 216
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 191
Most common first names in Benton County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James22372.3 years
Mary17678.3 years
John14874.2 years
William12473.9 years
Willie12475.9 years
Robert9270.4 years
George7676.3 years
Charles5968.7 years
Henry5273.0 years
Annie5278.4 years
Most common last names in Benton County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones13474.6 years
Smith9375.5 years
Brown7973.2 years
Taylor6076.3 years
Thompson5276.0 years
Cox4876.3 years
Williams4673.5 years
Johnson4675.5 years
Moore4677.3 years
Jeffries4273.1 years

Businesses in Benton County, MS

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Benton County on our top lists:

  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"