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Itta Bena is a city in Leflore County, in the Greenwood metro area.

The community name derives from Choctaw for "camp together" or "home in the woods"

The latitude of Itta Bena is 33.495N. The longitude is -90.319W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 131 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,085.


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Median household income
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$20,968
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Itta Bena demographic reports
Itta Bena is in the Delta
Former and merged names include:
· Ittabena
Well-known residents have included:
· Marion Barry, Washington, D.C., mayor, who served prison term for cocaine
Colleges and universities: Mississippi Valley State University

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1% of Itta Bena residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Itta Bena ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Itta Bena was $11,132, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Itta Bena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $222.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $632.


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

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The average commute time for Itta Bena workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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