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Benton County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2014: 8,296 (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: 20 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Benton County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (57.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (35.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 84%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Benton County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (59.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (37.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 4,074  (49.1%)
Females: 4,222  (50.9%)
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Benton County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Benton County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $33,916 ($24,149 in 1999)

This county:

$33,916
Mississippi:

$40,593

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $430 (lower quartile is $340, upper quartile is $552)
This county:

$430
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $79,579 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Benton:

$79,579
Mississippi:

$112,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,881 - $147,911

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $111,657
Here:

$111,657
State:

$159,418

Townhouses or other attached units: $151,711
Here:

$151,711
State:

$167,357

Mobile homes: $42,093
Here:

$42,093
State:

$67,064
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $918
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $331

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

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $613 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $371 (0.5%)

Benton County household income distribution in 2009 Benton County home values distribution Benton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 21.0%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 6.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.5%
Benton County:

20.5%
Mississippi:

22.0%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 6.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 13 years old, Other race residents: 13 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:

7.0%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 210
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 58.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 57 (96% naturalized citizens)

Benton County:

0.7%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 19
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 29
Note: State values scaled to Benton County population

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: 2,681
  • One, attached: 26
  • Two: 17
  • 3 or 4: 18
  • 10 to 19: 5
  • Mobile homes: 709

Housing units in Benton County with a mortgage: 891 (52 second mortgage, 31 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 641

Here:

58.2% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benton County

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (44%)
  • Germany (19%)
  • Canada (14%)
  • Ireland (11%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton County (%):

  • United States or American (29%)
  • English (18%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (0%)

Benton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,252 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 446 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 13 (0%)
  • Other means: 32 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 35 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $33,949.

7.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.98% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($15,351 average AGI)
2.76% relocated from other states ($9,824 average AGI)
Benton County:

2.76%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marshall County, MS  1.81% ($22,479 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  1.06% ($28,786)
from Tippah County, MS  0.83% ($23,045)
from DeSoto County, MS  0.64% ($26,235)
from Union County, MS  0.49% ($15,308)


7.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,580 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.98% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($14,185 average AGI)
2.76% relocated to other states ($9,395 average AGI)
Benton County:

2.76%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marshall County, MS  1.77% ($19,872 average AGI)
to Tippah County, MS  0.98% ($21,577)
to Shelby County, TN  0.98% ($27,462)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.60% ($21,250)
to Union County, MS  0.53% ($33,214)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 8,651
  • In family households: 7,415 (1,491 male householders, 852 female householders)
    1,569 spouses, 2,514 children (2,269 natural, 62 adopted, 183 stepchildren), 461 grandchildren, 101 brothers or sisters, 80 parents, 117 other relatives, 188 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,236 (553 male householders (460 living alone)), 508 female householders (453 living alone)), 175 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 78 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 1,021 2-persons, 533 3-persons, 421 4-persons, 213 5-persons, 94 6-persons, 61 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 913 1-person, 128 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

1,275 married couples with children.
555 single-parent households (129 men, 426 women).

98.5% of residents of Benton County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 14% speak English not well, 28% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English 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:

5.3
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 3
  • 2000 to 2009: 695
  • 1990 to 1999: 606
  • 1980 to 1989: 688
  • 1970 to 1979: 786
  • 1960 to 1969: 771
  • 1950 to 1959: 346
  • 1940 to 1949: 89
  • 1939 or earlier: 202
Note: State values scaled to Benton population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 46
  • 3 rooms: 237
  • 4 rooms: 382
  • 5 rooms: 744
  • 6 rooms: 566
  • 7 rooms: 305
  • 8 rooms: 134
  • 9+ rooms: 112
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 49
  • 4 rooms: 128
  • 5 rooms: 167
  • 6 rooms: 73
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 135
  • 2 bedrooms: 625
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,457
  • 4 bedrooms: 231
  • 5+ bedrooms: 52
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 21
  • 2 bedrooms: 212
  • 3 bedrooms: 178
  • 4 bedrooms: 31
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • no vehicle: 164
  • 1 vehicle: 754
  • 2 vehicles: 1,047
  • 3 vehicles: 403
  • 4 vehicles: 101
  • 5+ vehicles: 60
  • no vehicle: 45
  • 1 vehicle: 266
  • 2 vehicles: 96
  • 3 vehicles: 36
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

66% of Benton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Mississippi.

Benton County:

65.8%
State average:

59.0%

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

  • This state: 5,850
  • Northeast: 60
  • Midwest: 301
  • South: 1,681
  • West: 75

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $41,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50.5%)
  • Utility gas (29.1%)
  • Electricity (16.9%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42.6%)
  • Utility gas (30.4%)
  • Electricity (25.1%)
  • Wood (1.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 56
Here:

5.6%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 28
Here:

6.2%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 64
Here:

31.8%
Mississippi:

12.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Benton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,078,000
    Regular Highways: $947,000
    General - Other: $555,000
    Central Staff Services: $491,000
    Police Protection: $448,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $400,000
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000
    General Public Buildings: $244,000
    Fire Protection: $74,000
    Libraries: $61,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $48,000
    Health Services - Other: $38,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $78,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $936,000

Benton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $259,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $459,000
    Interest Earnings: $148,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $861,000
    General Support: $694,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,838,000

Benton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,995,000

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
Benton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Benton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

  • UPS: 1

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"