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Benton County, MS
The county was named for Samuel Benton, Confederate officer killed in the the Civil War

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Benton County is one of 82 counties in Mississippi. The estimated population in 2004 was 7,844. This was a decrease of  -2.27% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
Local
$24,149
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Benton County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Benton County was $16,902. This was an increase of 20.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 55% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Ashland

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2% of Benton County residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benton County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries in Benton County include Ashland Cemetery, Ashland Cemetery, Ayers Cemetery, Beech Hill Cemetery, Beldorah Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bethlehem Cemetery, Black Jack Cemetery, Bluff Springs Cemetery, Bogard Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Benton County include Ashland, Hickory Flat, Snow Lake Shores ... View communities

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School districts in Benton County include Benton County Schools Dist ... View school districts

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Libraries in Benton County include Hickory Flat Public Library, Robert M. Bond Memorial Library ... View libraries

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

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