Alcorn County
Alcorn County Courthouse and Confederate statue
Alcorn County Courthouse and Confederate statue
Map of Mississippi highlighting Alcorn County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°53′N 88°35′W / 34.88°N 88.58°W / 34.88; -88.58
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1870
Named forJames L. Alcorn
SeatCorinth
Largest cityCorinth
Area
 • Total401 sq mi (1,040 km2)
 • Land400 sq mi (1,000 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3 km2)  0.3%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total37,057
 • Estimate 
(2018)[1]
36,925
 • Density92/sq mi (36/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.alcorncounty.org

Alcorn County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,057.[2] Its county seat is Corinth.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] It is the smallest county by area in Mississippi. The Tuscumbia and Hatchie rivers intersect the county.[4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
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%
2018 (est.)36,925[1]−0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[2]

2020 census

Alcorn County Racial Composition[10]
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[11] 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[12]
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.

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Unincorporated places

Ghost towns

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A., eds. (1879). "Alcorn" . The American Cyclopædia.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved October 22, 2017.

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