Bentonia, Mississippi

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Bentonia, Mississippi

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High Points

Bentonia strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Mississippi):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Bentonia Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Bentonia Affordability of Property Taxes
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 17% Bentonia Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Bentonia, Mississippi

Comparing Bentonia to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Mississippi (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 8 3
Age of the Population 8 10
Senior Citizens 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 2
Well-Paid Single Women 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 2 5
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 3
Portion of People Married 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 9
College Educated Adults 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 7
People Above Poverty 1 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
Housing Recently Built 6 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Bentonia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 174 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Yazoo
Standard Zip Codes 39040
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.64
Longitude -90.364

Bentonia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.7 inches
Station CANTON 4 N
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.7 inches
Distance 34.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 57.9 inches
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Bentonia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 500 100%
Male 222 44.4%
Female 278 55.6%
Under 18 126 25.2%
18+ 374 74.8%
65+ 88 17.6%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 3.15
White 314 62.8%
African-American 179 35.8%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 5 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Bentonia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 501
Growth 1
Growth % 0.2%

Bentonia Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 54.5%
US/American 25.2%
English 4.6%
Scotch-Irish 3.7%
German 3.4%
Irish 2.2%
African 2.2%
European 1.5%
Italian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bentonia 500 $39,583
Bolton 629 $50,208
Canton 12,911 $27,782
Flora 1,546 $41,324
Madison 14,692 $77,202
Ridgeland 20,173 $59,249
Yazoo City 14,550 $22,470
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