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Alcorn County, Mississippi
Alcorn County Courthouse Mississippi.JPG
Alcorn County Courthouse and Confederate statue
Map of Mississippi highlighting Alcorn County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1870
Named for James L. Alcorn
Seat Corinth
Largest city Corinth
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

401 sq mi (1,039 km²)
400 sq mi (1,036 km²)
1.3 sq mi (3 km²), 0.3
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

34,740
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.alcorncounty.org

Alcorn County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 34,740.[1] Its county seat is Corinth.[2] The county is named in honor of Governor James L. Alcorn.

The Corinth Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Alcorn County.

History[]

Alcorn County was formed in 1870 from portions of Tippah and Tishomingo counties.[3] It was the site of the Siege of Corinth, an early campaign in the American Civil War.

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 401 square miles (1,040 km2), of which 400 square miles (1,000 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4] It is the smallest county by area in Mississippi. The Tuscumbia and Hatchie rivers intersect the county.[3]

Major highways[]

  • US 45.svg U.S. Route 45
  • US 72.svg U.S. Route 72
  • Circle sign 2.svg Mississippi Highway 2

Adjacent counties[]

National protected area[]

  • Shiloh National Military Park (part)

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 10,431
1880 14,272 36.8%
1890 13,115 −8.1%
1900 14,987 14.3%
1910 18,159 21.2%
1920 21,369 17.7%
1930 23,653 10.7%
1940 26,969 14.0%
1950 27,158 0.7%
1960 25,282 −6.9%
1970 27,179 7.5%
1980 33,036 21.5%
1990 31,722 −4.0%
2000 34,558 8.9%
2010 37,057 7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2020[1]

2020 census[]

Alcorn County Racial Composition[9]
Race Num. Perc.
White 27,738 79.84%
Black or African American 4,316 12.42%
Native American 61 0.18%
Asian 180 0.52%
Pacific Islander 19 0.05%
Other/Mixed 1,178 3.39%
Hispanic or Latino 1,248 3.59%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 34,740 people, 14,649 households, and 9,590 families residing in the county.

2000 census[]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 34,558 people, 14,224 households, and 9,914 families residing in the county. The population density was 86 people per square mile (33/km2). There were 15,818 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile (15/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.37% White, 11.07% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,224 households, out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 23.90% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,041, and the median income for a family was $36,899. Males had a median income of $29,752 versus $20,583 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,418. About 13.10% of families and 16.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 22.60% of those age 65 or over.


Politics[]

United States presidential election results for Alcorn County, Mississippi[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 12,818 81.16% 2,782 17.62% 193 1.22%
2016 11,819 79.95% 2,684 18.16% 280 1.89%
2012 11,111 74.92% 3,511 23.67% 208 1.40%
2008 10,805 71.17% 4,130 27.20% 247 1.63%
2004 8,634 60.64% 5,454 38.30% 151 1.06%
2000 7,254 57.40% 5,059 40.03% 325 2.57%
1996 4,960 45.25% 4,964 45.28% 1,038 9.47%
1992 6,249 44.21% 6,373 45.08% 1,514 10.71%
1988 6,641 54.88% 5,335 44.08% 126 1.04%
1984 7,203 58.66% 4,862 39.60% 214 1.74%
1980 5,196 41.25% 6,242 49.56% 1,157 9.19%
1976 3,430 31.85% 6,995 64.95% 345 3.20%
1972 5,732 83.28% 982 14.27% 169 2.46%
1968 1,760 19.16% 1,122 12.21% 6,304 68.63%
1964 3,377 63.79% 1,917 36.21% 0 0.00%
1960 820 18.32% 3,054 68.25% 601 13.43%
1956 827 20.31% 3,143 77.19% 102 2.50%
1952 1,155 26.07% 3,275 73.93% 0 0.00%
1948 91 2.94% 1,013 32.77% 1,987 64.28%
1944 206 7.17% 2,669 92.83% 0 0.00%
1940 133 4.34% 2,934 95.63% 1 0.03%
1936 53 2.16% 2,396 97.52% 8 0.33%
1932 73 2.87% 2,461 96.74% 10 0.39%
1928 335 17.95% 1,531 82.05% 0 0.00%
1924 223 10.86% 1,828 89.04% 2 0.10%
1920 354 20.45% 1,336 77.18% 41 2.37%
1916 125 7.87% 1,452 91.38% 12 0.76%
1912 40 3.59% 1,010 90.75% 63 5.66%



Lester Carpenter, member of the Mississippi House of Representatives representing the First District of Mississippi, which includes part of Alcorn and Tishomingo counties. Nick Bain represents the 2nd House District which is exclusively in Alcorn County.

Communities[]

City[]

  • Corinth (county seat and largest municipality)

Towns[]

  • Farmington
  • Glen
  • Rienzi

Village[]

  • Kossuth

Census-designated places[]

  • Biggersville
  • Jacinto

Unincorporated places[]

  • Hinkle
  • Kendrick
  • Theo
  • Wenasoga

Ghost towns[]

  • Boneyard
  • Danville

See also[]

  • Dry counties
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Alcorn County, Mississippi

References[]

Coordinates: 34°53′N 88°35′W / 34.88, -88.58


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