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Benton County, MS Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 262
Ashland, MS 38603 bentoncountyms.gov/circuit.html
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 662-224-6310
F: 662-224-6312
Couriers: 190 Ripley Ave
Ashland, MS 38603
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil (usually over $3,500)
Restricted Records: No sealed, adoptions, mental health, juvenile, sex, or expunged records released
Justice Court
PO Box 152
Ashland, MS 38603
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 662-224-6320
F: 662-224-6313
Couriers: 190 Ripley Ave
Ashland, MS 38603
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $3,500, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Chancery Court
PO Box 218
Ashland, MS 38603
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 662-224-6300
F: 662-224-6303
Couriers: 190 Ripley Ave
Ashland, MS 38603
Jurisdiction: Probate, Civil Land, Divorce, Family
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Benton County, MS Vital Records

Contact the Benton County Office of the Chancery Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Benton County
Chancery Clerk
190 Ripley St
http://bentoncountyms.gov/
8AM-5PM CST
Phone: 662-224-6300
Fax: 662-224-6303
Recorded Documents

Benton County Vital Certificates

Benton County Vital Certificates

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Benton County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 406.79 sq mi
Population (2009): 7,981
  • Females: 51.7%
  • White: 63.6%
  • Black/African American: 35.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 62.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): -45
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 1.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 23.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 58.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 7.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.64
Housing Units (2000): 3,456
Homeownership Rate (2000): 84.3%
Migration Flow to Benton County, MS from (2007-2008):

Benton County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $55,475
  • Construction: $3,459
  • Retail Trade: $4,756
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $3,580
  • Banking: $0
  • Retail Trade: $4,756
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $0
  • Manufacturing: $9,401
  • Farms: $10
  • Government: $14,254
Employed (2000): 2,880
Unemployed (2000): 221
Unemployment Rate (2009): 14.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $19,010
Local Government Employment (2007): 304
Local Government Revenue (2007): $13,722 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $2,573 (thou. dol.)

Benton County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 102
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.8
Deaths (2007): 75
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

Benton County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 0
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
Property Crimes (2008): 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Larceny-Theft: 0
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 0

Benton County Genealogy Records