Alcorn County, Mississippi

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Alcorn County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Alcorn County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of USA MS
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1870
Seat Corinth
Largest city Corinth
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

401.35 sq mi (1,039 km²)
399.89 sq mi (1,036 km²)
1.46 sq mi (4 km²), 0.36%
 - (2010)
 - Density

85/sq mi (33/km²)

Alcorn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population was 37,057. It is named in honor of Governor James L. Alcorn. Its county seat is Corinth[1].

The Corinth Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Alcorn County.


Alcorn County was formed in 1870 from portions of Tippah and Tishomingo counties.[2] It was the site of the Siege of Corinth, an early campaign in the American Civil War.


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 401.35 square miles (1,039.5 km2), the smallest county in Mississippi, of which 399.89 square miles (1,035.7 km2) (or 99.64%) is land and 1.46 square miles (3.8 km2) (or 0.36%) is water.[3] The Tuscumbia and Hatchie rivers intersect the county.[2]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit


As of the census[4] 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.

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%
MS Counties 1900-1990
GeoHive - 2000 & 2010 statistics

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.


State RepresentativesEdit

Lester Carpenter, member of the Mississippi House of Representatives representing the First District of Mississippi, which includes part of Alcorn and Tishomingo counties.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ a b Wikisource-logo "Alcorn". The American Cyclopædia. 1879. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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

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