Bentonia, MS


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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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bentonia, the average commute to work is 30.35 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Bentonia is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Bentonia citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.86% of adults 25 and older in Bentonia have a college 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.

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