Mississippi Benton County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Benton County, Mississippi. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Mississippi Benton County.

Street Address: 6 Main Street, Ashland, MS 38603
Phone Number: (662) 224-6400 Benton 5,156 9,249

Street Address: 1067 Spruce Street, Hickory Flat, MS 38633
Phone Number: (662) 333-7663 Benton N/A N/A

Street Address: 6 Main Street, Ashland, MS 38603
Phone Number: (662) 224-6400 Benton N/A N/A

Overview of Benton County, Mississippi

Benton County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 8,026. Its county seat is Ashland.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,058 km² (409 mi²). 1,054 km² (407 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.46% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 8,026 people, 2,999 households, and 2,216 families residing in the county. The population density is 8/km² (20/mi²). There are 3,456 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 61.72% White, 36.76% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,999 households out of which 33.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% are married couples living together, 14.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% are non-families. 23.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.12.

In the county the population is spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $24,149, and the median income for a family is $29,907. Males have a median income of $26,291 versus $19,519 for females. The per capita income for the county is $12,212. 23.20% of the population and 19.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 28.00% of those under the age of 18 and 24.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Benton County, Mississippi has the following cities and towns:

  • Ashland
  • Hickory Flat
  • Snow Lake Shores

Map of Benton County Mississippi