Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Benton MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Total 1,288   1,554   -266 6,155  
Gender:              
Male 641 49.8% 863 55.5% -222 3,009 48.9%
Female 647 50.2% 691 44.5% -44 3,146 51.1%
Race:              
White alone 895 69.5% 1,046 67.3% -151 3,790 61.6%
Black or African American alone 352 27.3% 504 32.4% -152 2,336 38.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 14 1.1% 0 0.0% 14 4 0.1%
Asian alone 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Some other race alone 18 1.4% 0 0.0% 18 5 0.1%
Two or more races 9 0.7% 4 0.3% 5 20 0.3%
Hispanic or Latino and race:              
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 34 2.6% 19 1.2% 15 25 0.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 890 69.1% 1,042 67.1% -152 3,778 61.4%
Other race, not Hispanic or Latino 364 28.3% 493 31.7% -129 2,352 38.2%
Age Groups:              
5 to 9 years 159 12.3% 159 10.2% 0 409 6.6%
10 to 14 years 94 7.3% 121 7.8% -27 529 8.6%
15 to 19 years 63 4.9% 92 5.9% -29 536 8.7%
20 to 24 years 165 12.8% 230 14.8% -65 415 6.7%
25 to 29 years 153 11.9% 206 13.3% -53 359 5.8%
30 to 34 years 155 12.0% 127 8.2% 28 337 5.5%
35 to 39 years 137 10.6% 134 8.6% 3 490 8.0%
40 to 44 years 53 4.1% 160 10.3% -107 562 9.1%
45 to 49 years 32 2.5% 43 2.8% -11 377 6.1%
50 to 54 years 52 4.0% 76 4.9% -24 364 5.9%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Benton MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Age Groups (continued):              
55 to 59 years 29 2.3% 32 2.1% -3 282 4.6%
60 to 64 years 35 2.7% 29 1.9% 6 418 6.8%
65 to 69 years 54 4.2% 53 3.4% 1 287 4.7%
70 to 74 years 34 2.6% 34 2.2% 0 296 4.8%
75 to 79 years 22 1.7% 21 1.4% 1 191 3.1%
80 to 84 years 30 2.3% 11 0.7% 19 187 3.0%
85 years and over 21 1.6% 26 1.7% -5 116 1.9%
Educational Attainment (Population age 25 years and over):
Less than 9th grade 61 7.6% 111 11.7% -50 798 18.7%
9th - 12th grade, no diploma 201 24.9% 214 22.5% -13 1,029 24.1%
High school graduate or equivalency 294 36.4% 335 35.2% -41 1,338 31.4%
Some college, no degree 96 11.9% 145 15.2% -49 642 15.0%
Associate degree 56 6.9% 34 3.6% 22 162 3.8%
Bachelor's degree 92 11.4% 76 8.0% 16 218 5.1%
Graduate or professional degree 7 0.9% 37 3.9% -30 79 1.9%
Household Types (HH population age 5 years and over):
Married-couple family HH with children under 18 450 37.2% 510 38.9% -60 2,130 34.8%
Married-couple family HH without children under 18 240 19.8% 240 18.3% 0 1,790 29.2%
Other family households with children under 18 300 24.8% 250 19.1% 50 1,090 17.8%
Other family households without children under 18 60 5.0% 40 3.1% 20 370 6.0%
Non-family households 160 13.2% 270 20.6% -110 740 12.1%
Household Income in 1999 (HH population age 5 years and over):
Under $25,000 510 42.1% 450 34.4% 60 2,530 41.3%
$25,000 to $49,999 460 38.0% 420 32.1% 40 2,120 34.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 150 12.4% 310 23.7% -160 940 15.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 50 4.1% 80 6.1% -30 240 3.9%
$100,000 to $199,999 40 3.3% 40 3.1% 0 270 4.4%
$200,000 or more 0 0.0% 10 0.8% -10 20 0.3%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Benton MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Income of Persons in 1999 (Population age 16 and over):
No income 152 14.8% 225 17.7% -73 828 16.2%
less than $4,999 119 11.6% 169 13.3% -50 621 12.1%
$5,000 - $9,999 207 20.2% 218 17.2% -11 903 17.7%
$10,000 - $14,999 73 7.1% 92 7.3% -19 637 12.5%
$15,000 - $19,999 94 9.2% 136 10.7% -42 671 13.1%
$20,000 - $24,999 127 12.4% 82 6.5% 45 428 8.4%
$25,000 - $34,999 151 14.7% 184 14.5% -33 508 9.9%
$35,000 - $49,999 73 7.1% 83 6.5% -10 272 5.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 26 2.5% 59 4.7% -33 197 3.9%
$75,000 - $99,999 0 0.0% 16 1.3% -16 18 0.4%
$100,000 and over 2 0.2% 4 0.3% -2 29 0.6%
Labor Force Status (Population age 16 and over):              
Employed 540 52.7% 630 49.7% -90 2,340 45.8%
Unemployed 45 4.4% 60 4.7% -15 176 3.4%
Armed forces 0 0.0% 8 0.6% -8 0 0.0%
Not in labor force 439 42.9% 570 45.0% -131 2,596 50.8%
Occupation (Employed civilian population age 16 and over):
Management, professional & related occupations :
Management business and financial 39 7.2% 20 3.2% 19 203 8.7%
Professional and related 56 10.4% 97 15.4% -41 215 9.2%
Service occupations :
Protective service 10 1.9% 2 0.3% 8 57 2.4%
Other service 58 10.7% 42 6.7% 16 195 8.3%
Sales & office occupations :
Sales and related 45 8.3% 43 6.8% 2 197 8.4%
Office and administrative support 73 13.5% 86 13.7% -13 338 14.4%
Farming fishing and forestry occupations 12 2.2% 0 0.0% 12 21 0.9%
Construction, extractions & maintenance occupations :
Construction and extraction 43 8.0% 68 10.8% -25 180 7.7%
Installation maintenance and repair 14 2.6% 73 11.6% -59 128 5.5%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Benton MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Occupation (continued):              
Production, transportation & material moving occupations :
Production 113 20.9% 116 18.4% -3 506 21.6%
Transportation and material moving 77 14.3% 83 13.2% -6 300 12.8%
Industry (Employed civilian population age 16 and over):
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting 34 6.3% 2 0.3% 32 57 2.4%
Mining 0 0.0% 13 2.1% -13 2 0.1%
Construction 49 9.1% 79 12.5% -30 190 8.1%
Manufacturing 140 25.9% 203 32.2% -63 835 35.7%
Wholesale trade 17 3.1% 16 2.5% 1 122 5.2%
Retail trade 76 14.1% 75 11.9% 1 216 9.2%
Transportation, warehousing, and utilities 52 9.6% 38 6.0% 14 133 5.7%
Information 2 0.4% 19 3.0% -17 13 0.6%
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 13 2.4% 2 0.3% 11 60 2.6%
Prof., sci., mgmt, admin. & waste mgmt services 13 2.4% 21 3.3% -8 156 6.7%
Educational, health, and social services 60 11.1% 71 11.3% -11 293 12.5%
Arts, ent., rec., accommodation, & food services 22 4.1% 43 6.8% -21 77 3.3%
Other services (except public administration) 35 6.5% 39 6.2% -4 120 5.1%
Public administration 27 5.0% 9 1.4% 18 66 2.8%
Marital Status (Population age 15 and over):              
Now married (except separated) 551 53.2% 651 51.1% -100 2,891 55.4%
Widowed 102 9.9% 77 6.0% 25 498 9.5%
Divorced 117 11.3% 141 11.1% -24 408 7.8%
Separated 37 3.6% 58 4.6% -21 143 2.7%
Never married 228 22.0% 347 27.2% -119 1,277 24.5%
Poverty Status in 1999 (Population for whom determined):              
Family income in 1999 below poverty level 325 26.8% 259 19.3% 66 1,350 22.1%
Family income in 1999 at or above poverty level 886 73.2% 1,080 80.7% -194 4,755 77.9%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
Benton MS
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Nativity by Year of Entry:              
Native 1,262 98.0% 1,533 98.6% -271 6,125 99.5%
Foreign born, naturalized citizen: 24 1.9% 21 1.4% 3 30 0.5%
1995-2000 11 0.9% 5 0.3% 6 5 0.1%
1990-1994 7 0.5% 5 0.3% 2 0 0.0%
1980-1989 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
1970-1979 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 2 0.0%
1960-1969 6 0.5% 11 0.7% -5 8 0.1%
1950-1959 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 5 0.1%
Before 1950 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 10 0.2%
Foreign born, non-U.S. citizen: 2 0.2% 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0%
1995-2000 2 0.2% 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0%
1990-1994 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
1980-1989 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
1970-1979 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
1960-1969 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
1950-1959 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Before 1950 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
Tenure and Group Quarters:              
Owner-occupied housing unit 750 58.2% 740 47.6% 10 5,400 87.7%
Renter-occupied housing unit 460 35.7% 580 37.3% -120 720 11.7%
Group quarters 70 5.4% 240 15.4% -170 40 0.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, Migration DVD, issued October 2003.
Notes: Universe is the population 5 years and over unless otherwise stated. Net migration is equal to in-migration minus out-migration. Non-movers did
not change county of residence, but may have changed housing location within the same county.
Prepared by the Policy Research Institute, The University of Kansas, email: pri@ku.edu