Alcorn County, Mississippi

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Alcorn County, Mississippi
Alcorn County Courthouse Mississippi.JPG
Alcorn County Courthouse
Seal of Alcorn County, Mississippi
Seal
Map of Mississippi highlighting Alcorn County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Named forJames L. Alcorn
SeatCorinth
Largest cityCorinth
Area
 • Total401.35 sq mi (1,039 km2)
 • Land399.89 sq mi (1,036 km2)
 • Water1.46 sq mi (4 km2), 0.36%
Population
 • (2010)37,057
 • Density85/sq mi (33/km²)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.alcorncounty.org
 
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Alcorn County, Mississippi
Alcorn County Courthouse Mississippi.JPG
Alcorn County Courthouse
Seal of Alcorn County, Mississippi
Seal
Map of Mississippi highlighting Alcorn County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Named forJames L. Alcorn
SeatCorinth
Largest cityCorinth
Area
 • Total401.35 sq mi (1,039 km2)
 • Land399.89 sq mi (1,036 km2)
 • Water1.46 sq mi (4 km2), 0.36%
Population
 • (2010)37,057
 • Density85/sq mi (33/km²)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.alcorncounty.org

Alcorn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,057.[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[edit]

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[edit]

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.[4] The Tuscumbia and Hatchie rivers intersect the county.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
187010,431
188014,27236.8%
189013,115−8.1%
190014,98714.3%
191018,15921.2%
192021,36917.7%
193023,65310.7%
194026,96914.0%
195027,1580.7%
196025,282−6.9%
197027,1797.5%
198033,03621.5%
199031,722−4.0%
200034,5588.9%
201037,0577.2%
Est. 201237,1640.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] 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.

Communities[edit]

State Representatives[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg "Alcorn". The American Cyclopædia. 1879. 
  4. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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