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Alcorn County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 37,303 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 34,558 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,472
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,007
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,454
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,560 (it was 3,770 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

30%

Land area: 400 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 93 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alcorn County: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (36.0%), Educational, health and social services (24.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 31%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Alcorn County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:  40.2 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years
Males: 18,235  (48.9%)
Females: 19,068  (51.1%)
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Average household size:
Alcorn County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,068 ($29,041 in 1999)

This county:

$40,068
Mississippi:

$41,754

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $406 (lower quartile is $306, upper quartile is $534)
This county:

$406
State:

$560


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $93,211 (it was $58,700 in 2000)
Alcorn:

$93,211
Mississippi:

$113,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,034 - $160,446
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $940
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $310

Institutionalized population: 419
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $124,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $746 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $463 (0.6%)

Alcorn County household income distribution in 2009 Alcorn County home values distribution Alcorn County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.6%
Alcorn County:

18.6%
Mississippi:

20.8%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 16.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.3% for American Indian residents, 33.4% for other race residents, 44.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.2 years old
(Males: 38.0 years old, Females: 42.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.7 years old, Black residents: 34.1 years old, American Indian residents: 11.6 years old, Asian residents: 52.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.2 years old, Other race residents: 24.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alcorn County is $408 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $632 a month.

Cities in this county include: Corinth, Farmington, Rienzi, Glen, Kossuth.

Alcorn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Alcorn County: Murry (A), Norton (B), Peoples (C), Camp Hill (D), Cliff Siding (E), Blue Mountain Childrens Home (F), Spout Springs Fire Department (G), Dry Creek Volunteer Fire Department (H), Gravestown Volunteer Fire Department (I), Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department (J), Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alcorn County include: New Hope Church (A), New Prospect Church (B), Palmer Church (C), Pauls Chapel (D), Piney Wood Church (E), Pleasant Hill Church (F), Rogers Chapel (G), Saint John Church (H), Academy Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Guyton Cemetery (1), Smyrna Cemetery (2), Smith Cemetery (3), Shelby Creek Cemetery (4), Ebenezer Cemetery (5), Sand Spring Cemetery (6), Godwin Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Oak Grove Lake (A), Dumas Lake (B), Shelby Lake (C), Rainey Lake (D), Lake Chautauqua (E), Tippah County State Fishing Lake (F), Muddy Lake (G), Godwin Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Clear Creek (A), Bartlett Branch (B), Caney Branch (C), Walker Creek (D), Burton Branch (E), Turkey Branch (F), Town Creek (G), Bumpass Creek (H), Stubb Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Coal County, Oklahoma , Crittenden County, Arkansas , Limestone County, Alabama , Marshall County , Marshall County, Alabama .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,016
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 548 (21.7% naturalized citizens)

Alcorn County:

1.5%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 201
  • 2000 to 2009: 155
  • 1990 to 1999: 51
  • 1980 to 1989: 51
  • 1970 to 1979: 53
  • Before 1970: 61
Note: State values scaled to Alcorn County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.1%

Alcorn County marital status for males Alcorn County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,172
  • One, attached: 203
  • Two: 320
  • 3 or 4: 548
  • 5 to 9: 171
  • 10 to 19: 243
  • 20 to 49: 100
  • 50 or more: 20
  • Mobile homes: 2,531
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 28

Housing units in Alcorn County with a mortgage: 4,286 (73 second mortgage, 451 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,640

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

50.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alcorn County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,18483
Mainline Protestant2,46115
Black Protestant9066
Other4892
Catholic4431
None12,574-
Alcorn County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Alcorn County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Alcorn County:

6.18 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Alcorn County:

12.3%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Alcorn County:

29.5%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Alcorn County:

Average size of farms: 166 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $14,191
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $174.83
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.65%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.71%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,957
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.33%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.27%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,745
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.09%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.21
Corn for grain: 8869 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1428 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 16438 harvested acres
Vegetables: 29 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 232 acres

Tornado activity:

Alcorn County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 1370653.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 84 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/19/1970, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 78 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alcorn County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 112.9 miles away from Alcorn County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 166.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 127.2 miles away from Alcorn County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 247.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1972: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1972, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 01, 2010 to May 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1916: May 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 1916, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Freezing Rain And Sleet, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 14, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1009: February 18, 1994, FEMA Id: 1009, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 26, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-906: May 17, 1991, FEMA Id: 906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: January 24, 1990 to March 15, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-859: February 28, 1990, FEMA Id: 859, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Drought and Freezing, Incident Period: February 22, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3032: February 22, 1977, FEMA Id: 3032, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought
  • Mississippi Heavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-368: March 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 368, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Alcorn County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (56%)
  • Guatemala (13%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Lebanon (4%)
  • Hong Kong (3%)
  • Venezuela (2%)
  • Argentina (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Alcorn County (%):

  • American (34%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Alcorn County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,416 (89.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,009 (6.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 62 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 131 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 285 (1.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Alcorn County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 256 people in nursing homes
  • 64 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 60 people in state prisons
  • 44 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 27 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 18 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Alcorn County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 253 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 79 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 75 people in state prisons
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,907.

5.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.50% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($12,904 average AGI)
2.58% relocated from other states ($18,814 average AGI)
Alcorn County:

2.58%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Prentiss County, MS  0.61% ($23,686 average AGI)
from Tishomingo County, MS  0.45% ($23,412)
from McNairy County, TN  0.41% ($27,404)
from Tippah County, MS  0.33% ($26,921)
from Lee County, MS  0.26% ($28,267)
from Hardin County, TN  0.16% ($37,333)
from Shelby County, TN  0.15% ($38,353)


5.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,240 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.60% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($14,712 average AGI)
2.86% relocated to other states ($16,527 average AGI)
Alcorn County:

2.86%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Prentiss County, MS  0.60% ($24,681 average AGI)
to Tishomingo County, MS  0.53% ($31,475)
to McNairy County, TN  0.43% ($27,224)
to Lee County, MS  0.33% ($25,263)
to Tippah County, MS  0.29% ($23,939)
to Shelby County, TN  0.22% ($44,440)
to Hardin County, TN  0.14% ($33,625)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5

Births per 1000 population in Alcorn County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Alcorn County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Alcorn County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alcorn County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alcorn County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,882 (5,355 aged, 2,527 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,317 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Alcorn County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Congestive heart failure (498)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (482)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (452)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (381)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (349)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (318)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (238)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (158)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (148)
  • Unspecified dementia (125)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.84
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,284
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 446
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 70,060

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,408
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,136

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 143.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 90.1
  • Other - 53.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 37,303
  • In family households: 31,209 (5,228 male householders, 4,585 female householders)
    7,057 spouses, 10,668 children (9,678 natural, 306 adopted, 683 stepchildren), 1,262 grandchildren, 325 brothers or sisters, 301 parents, 1,060 other relatives, 647 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,634 (2,253 male householders (1,905 living alone)), 2,570 female householders (2,291 living alone)), 815 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 471

Size of family households: 4,687 2-persons, 2,416 3-persons, 1,589 4-persons, 891 5-persons, 200 6-persons, 82 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,197 1-person, 503 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 99 4-persons.

5,180 married couples with children.
2,159 single-parent households (470 men, 1,689 women).

97.5% of residents of Alcorn speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 34% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $207,205,000 ($5,881 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,649,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $100,093,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $47,900,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,557,000
Federal grants: $44,809,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,056,000 ($345,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,789,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $708,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,126,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,949,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,422
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,148
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +111
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +415
Here +12 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Alcorn County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.28 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 121
  • 2010 to 2013: 346
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,824
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,746
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,746
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,658
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,321
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,482
  • 1940 to 1949: 774
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,141
Note: State values scaled to Alcorn population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alcorn County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Alcorn County population
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 183
  • 4 rooms: 962
  • 5 rooms: 2,057
  • 6 rooms: 2,747
  • 7 rooms: 1,726
  • 8 rooms: 969
  • 9+ rooms: 1,205
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 163
  • 3 rooms: 518
  • 4 rooms: 1,262
  • 5 rooms: 1,372
  • 6 rooms: 846
  • 7 rooms: 331
  • 8 rooms: 184
  • 9+ rooms: 81
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alcorn County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Alcorn County population
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 146
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,657
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,060
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,691
  • 5+ bedrooms: 293
  • no bedroom: 60
  • 1 bedroom: 491
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,976
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,894
  • 4 bedrooms: 324
  • 5+ bedrooms: 30
Cars and other vehicles available in Alcorn County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Alcorn County population
  • no vehicle: 315
  • 1 vehicle: 2,303
  • 2 vehicles: 4,102
  • 3 vehicles: 2,114
  • 4 vehicles: 830
  • 5+ vehicles: 238
  • no vehicle: 452
  • 1 vehicle: 2,143
  • 2 vehicles: 1,406
  • 3 vehicles: 674
  • 4 vehicles: 118
  • 5+ vehicles: 19

85% of Alcorn County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Mississippi.

Alcorn County:

85.4%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 25,123
  • Other state: 11,341
  • Northeast: 348
  • Midwest: 2,180
  • South: 7,848
  • West: 954

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alcorn County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (42.5%)
  • Utility gas (38.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.3%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Electricity (62.9%)
  • Utility gas (25.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.3%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 497
Here:

11.7%
Mississippi:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 121
Here:

6.4%
Mississippi:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 57
Here:

4.2%
Mississippi:

9.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Alcorn County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,295,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,963,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,473,000
    Police Protection: $1,128,000
    Local Fire Protection: $795,000
    General - Other: $712,000
    Health - Other: $694,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $638,000
    Financial Administration: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $225,000
    Correctional Institutions: $155,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $76,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $272,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $580,000
    General - Other: $289,000
    Parks and Recreation: $208,000
    Libraries: $120,000
    Air Transportation: $93,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,940,000

Alcorn County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,327,000
    All Other: $406,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $167,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $362,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,008,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,040,000
    All Other: $934,000
    Health and Hospitals: $412,000
    Public Welfare: $32,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,928,000
    Other License: $295,000

Alcorn County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,333,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,187,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,146,000

Alcorn County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,132,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,853
  • Number of aged recipients: 210
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,643
  • Number of recipients under 18: 187
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,210
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 456
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 913
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 687
Alcorn County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Alcorn County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Alcorn County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James41970.7 years
William32473.9 years
Mary28280.1 years
John25174.2 years
Willie16077.0 years
Robert15471.8 years
Charles11169.0 years
George10275.9 years
Ruby9778.8 years
Annie9380.2 years
Most common last names in Alcorn County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22074.5 years
Jones13775.0 years
Johnson12274.1 years
Davis10377.6 years
Taylor8876.5 years
Rogers7776.0 years
Walker6771.9 years
Williams6375.7 years
King6073.1 years
Wilbanks5975.2 years
Businesses in Alcorn County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1New Balance1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike3
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
FedEx7Ryan's Grill1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Subway2
Goodwill4T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1U-Haul3
KFC1UPS6
Kroger1Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1

Alcorn County on our top lists:

  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"