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Time Zone: Benton County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Ashland is the Seat for Benton County.

Benton County was founded in 1870. Benton was created by taking area from Marshall and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Benton had a population of 7,981 people. This is a decrease of 0.56% since the last Census (which gave a population of 8,026 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Benton represented 0.28% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 80th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,729+8.76%+9.37% since 2009
20097,981-0.56%-1.3% since 2008
20088,086+0.75%+1.18% since 2007
20008,026The Last Census

More information can be found on the Benton County Census Page for Benton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Benton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Benton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Ashland   5595773.12% decrease  
Hickory Flat   5465653.36% decrease  
Snow Lake Shores   2853005% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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