Benoit is a town in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 477 at the 2010 census, down from 611 in 2000.
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°39′2″N 91°0′31″W (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.
As of the census of 2000, there were 611 people, 193 households, and 153 families residing in the town. The population density was 627.2 people per square mile (243.2/km2). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 216.6 per square mile (84.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 21.28% White, 76.27% African American, 0.98% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.29% of the population.
There were 193 households, out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.6% were married couples living together, 42.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.57.