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Itta Bena, Mississippi

Itta Bena is a city located in Leflore County, Mississippi. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,208.

Geography Itta Bena is located at 33°29'45" North, 90°19'20" West (33.495968, -90.322321)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 km² (1.5 mi²). 3.7 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.72% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 2,208 people, 763 households, and 559 families residing in the city. The population density is 596.2/km² (1,541.5/mi²). There are 797 housing units at an average density of 215.2/km² (556.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 18.16% White, 81.34% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. 1.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 763 households out of which 38.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.6% are married couples living together, 35.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% are non-families. 24.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.89 and the average family size is 3.43.

In the city the population is spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 71.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $20,968, and the median income for a family is $24,271. Males have a median income of $21,917 versus $16,136 for females. The per capita income for the city is $11,132. 34.5% of the population and 29.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 43.1% are under the age of 18 and 33.1% are 65 or older.

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