Bentonia is a tiny town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 426 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bentonia is the 220th largest community in Mississippi.
Unlike some towns, Bentonia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bentonia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bentonia is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bentonia who work in management occupations (12.57%), food service (10.29%), and office and administrative support (9.14%).
One downside of living in Bentonia, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.35 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Bentonia doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Bentonia is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.86% of adults 25 and older in Bentonia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bentonia in 2010 was $16,895, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,580 for a family of four.
Bentonia is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bentonia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bentonia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bentonia include Irish, Dutch, German, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Bentonia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.