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Location of Benoit, Mississippi
|• Total||0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)|
|• Land||0.97 sq mi (2.52 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||141 ft (43 m)|
|• Density||368.7/sq mi (142.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0666829|
The 1956 movie Baby Doll was shot on location at the Burrus House in Benoit; many local residents played in minor roles.
Benoit is located at(33.650500, -91.008560).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 1.23%, is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||85||82||17.82%||22.47%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||388||282||81.34%||77.26%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||0||0||0.00%||0.00%|
|Asian alone (NH)||0||0||0.00%||0.00%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||0||0||0.00%||0.00%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||0||0||0.00%||0.00%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||0||0||0.00%||0.00%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||4||1||0.84%||0.27%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
Benoit is served by the West Bolivar Consolidated School District.
Formerly the area had its own school, Ray Brooks School (formerly Nugent Center School), a K-12 school. It was at first a part of the Benoit School District, until July 1, 2014, when that district was consolidated into West Bolivar Consolidated. In 1986 students were moved to West Bolivar High School for high school classes, but they were moved back to Ray Brooks in 2000. Ray Brooks closed in 2020. Tamara Lopez of Delta News TV stated "Residents in Benoit had mixed reactions to the announcement, some angry others sad."
- Lavarus Lakeith Giles, professional American and Canadian football running back
- Archie Moore, light heavyweight world champion boxer (1952–1962)
- Robert Powell, composer, organist, and choir director
- Eddie Taylor, electric blues guitarist and singer
In Spanish: Benoit (Misisipi) para niños
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