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"Catfish Capital of the World"

Belzoni is a city in Humphreys County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Italian archaeologist Giovanni Battista Belzoni

The latitude of Belzoni is 33.184N. The longitude is -90.489W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,568.


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Median household income
Local
$20,690
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Belzoni demographic reports
Belzoni is west of the Yazoo River
Former and merged names include:
· Belzona
· Burtonia
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 21. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 8.1 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: fried catfish with Mississippi hush puppies
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Belzoni residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Belzoni ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Belzoni was $13,022, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Belzoni residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Belzoni, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $232.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $667.


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Humphreys County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belzoni political report.

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The average commute time for Belzoni workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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