Benton County, Mississippi

Benton County: County in Mississippi, United States

About

Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,729 and a population density of 8 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 8,351 inhabitants. Its county seat is Ashland. The county was created 152 years ago in 1869.

Quick Facts about Benton County

Population : 8,351 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
Different from : Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County
Area : 1058 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.5%
Land as percent of area : 99.5%
Named for : Samuel Benton
Capital : Ashland
Establishment : January 01, 1870
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 08:35:14 (30th June 2022)
Density : 8 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.53% (2010-2020)
Benton County locator map
Location of Benton County on Mississippi map.
Benton County Mississippi Courthouse image
Benton County Mississippi Courthouse
Benton County Mississippi Courthouse image

Geography

Benton County is located at 34°49'2"N 89°11'19"W (34.8172900, -89.1884800). It has 5 neighbors: Marshall County, Tippah County, Union County, Fayette County and Hardeman County.

Benton County map

The largest city of Benton County is Hickory Flat with a population of 555. Other cities include, Ashland population 514 and Snow Lake Shores population 291. See all Benton County cities & populated places.

Benton County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Benton County.

City Name Population Title
Hickory Flat 555 Human settlement in Benton County, Mississippi, United States of America
Ashland 514 Human settlement in Benton County, Mississippi, United States of America
Snow Lake Shores 291 Human settlement in Benton County, Mississippi, United States of America

Benton County has 5 neighbours.

  • Ashland

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Benton County decreased by 4.53% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,729 - census
2011 8,715 -0.16% estimation process
2012 8,644 -0.82% estimation process
2013 8,493 -1.78% estimation process
2014 8,295 -2.39% estimation process
2015 8,155 -1.72% estimation process
2016 8,247 1.12% estimation process
2017 8,255 0.1% estimation process
2018 8,243 -0.15% estimation process
2019 8,259 0.19% estimation process
2020 8,351 1.1% estimation process

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People born in Benton County (1)

(1890-2006) Bettie Wilson was born in Benton County

Other places with the same name (9)

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