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Alcorn County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2021: 34,762 (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: 87 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Alcorn County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.0%), Manufacturing (21.7%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Alcorn County, MS (2021)
    • 27,95177.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,4739.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,2859.1%Two or more races
    • 1,1643.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1250.3%Asian alone
    • 280.08%Some other race alone
    • 250.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Mississippi median age:

38.6 years
Males: 17,017  (49.0%)
Females: 17,745  (51.0%)
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Average household size:
Alcorn County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $43,713 ($29,041 in 1999)
This county:

$43,713
Mississippi:

$48,716

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $469 (lower quartile is $323, upper quartile is $569)
This county:

$469
State:

$641


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $125,347 (it was $58,700 in 2000)
Alcorn:

$125,347
Mississippi:

$145,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,983 - $192,085
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,064
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $332

Institutionalized population: 419

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 72
  • Thefts: 152
  • Auto thefts: 39

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 98
  • Thefts: 167
  • Auto thefts: 39
Alcorn County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 15 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2020: 16 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2019: 15 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2018: 14 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2002: 27 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 1999: 53 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $107,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Alcorn, MS residents
Average permit cost in Alcorn, MS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $960 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $698 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Alcorn, MS in 2021
Distribution of house value in Alcorn, MS in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Alcorn, MS in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 16.5%
Alcorn County:

16.5%
Mississippi:

19.4%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.9% for other race residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 40.8 years old
(Males: 38.6 years old, Females: 42.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.9 years old, Black residents: 38.5 years old, American Indian residents: 12.3 years old, Asian residents: 17.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.7 years old, Other race residents: 24.3 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 March 2023:
Here:

3.0%
Mississippi:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Alcorn, MS
County total employment by year in Alcorn, MS
County average yearly wages by year in Alcorn, MS

Current college students: 1,016
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 470 (56.2% naturalized citizens)

Alcorn County:

1.4%
Whole state:

2.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1512010 or later
  • 582000 to 2009
  • 1921990 to 1999
  • 511980 to 1989
  • 531970 to 1979
  • 61Before 1970

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: 11,348
  • One, attached: 152
  • Two: 598
  • 3 or 4: 622
  • 5 to 9: 526
  • 10 to 19: 325
  • 20 to 49: 163
  • 50 or more: 209
  • Mobile homes: 2,416
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 56

Housing units in Alcorn County with a mortgage: 4,283 (350 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 247 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 49

Here:

7.5% with mortgage
State:

97.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alcorn County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 276% greater 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) 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4528, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: October 26, 2019, FEMA Id: 4470, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: February 22, 2019 - March 29, 2019, FEMA Id: 4429, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Alcorn County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Alcorn

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,420 (87.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,012 (7.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 48 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 128 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 323 (2.3%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (26%)
  • Philippines (19%)
  • Guatemala (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • India (7%)
  • Thailand (7%)
  • Singapore (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Alcorn County


  • American (40%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $56,213.

5.48% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($43,501 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Mississippi average:

6.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.94% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($20,261 average AGI)
2.55% relocated from other states ($23,239 average AGI)
Alcorn County:

2.55%
Mississippi average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Prentiss County, MS  0.67% ($36,455 average AGI)
from Tishomingo County, MS  0.48% ($36,309)
from Tippah County, MS  0.47% ($33,148)
from McNairy County, TN  0.41% ($35,957)
from Lee County, MS  0.27% ($32,355)


5.91% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($43,695 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Mississippi average:

7.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.08% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($19,590 average AGI)
2.83% relocated to other states ($24,105 average AGI)
Alcorn County:

2.83%
Mississippi average:

2.99%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Prentiss County, MS  0.77% ($36,045 average AGI)
to Tishomingo County, MS  0.60% ($51,406)
to McNairy County, TN  0.54% ($37,468)
to Tippah County, MS  0.29% ($33,788)
to Lee County, MS  0.28% ($35,094)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.20% ($38,826)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Alcorn County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alcorn County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Alcorn County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alcorn County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alcorn County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alcorn County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Alcorn County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2019:

  • Congestive heart failure (679)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (617)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (585)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (557)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (412)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (411)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (330)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (198)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (134)
  • Unspecified dementia (91)

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: 34,762
  • Male householders: 6,168 (2,127 living alone), Female householders: 8,134 (2,463 living alone)
  • 6,350 spouses (6,350 opposite-sex spouses), 631 unmarried partners, (597 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,027 children (9,307 natural, 167 adopted, 543 stepchildren), 781 grandchildren, 297 brothers or sisters, 171 parents, 22 foster children, 529 other relatives, 1,026 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 685

Size of family households: 4,562 2-persons, 1,868 3-persons, 1,801 4-persons, 530 5-persons, 218 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,591 1-person, 655 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 9 6-persons.

4,790 married couples with children.
2,054 single-parent households (115 men, 1,939 women).

97.4% of residents of Alcorn speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very 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:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.8

Year house built in Alcorn County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Alcorn County, Mississippi
  • 02020 or later
  • 1,7422010 to 2019
  • 1,5572000 to 2009
  • 2,3691990 to 1999
  • 2,9281980 to 1989
  • 3,0321970 to 1979
  • 1,6271960 to 1969
  • 1,4631950 to 1959
  • 1,0361940 to 1949
  • 7181939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alcorn County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alcorn County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alcorn County, Mississippi
  • 281 room
  • 612 rooms
  • 473 rooms
  • 7764 rooms
  • 2,1135 rooms
  • 1,8196 rooms
  • 2,2227 rooms
  • 1,1188 rooms
  • 1,4069+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alcorn County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alcorn County, Mississippi
  • 2461 room
  • 1782 rooms
  • 5893 rooms
  • 8734 rooms
  • 1,4975 rooms
  • 6406 rooms
  • 3777 rooms
  • 1688 rooms
  • 1099+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alcorn County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Alcorn County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Alcorn County, Mississippi
  • 63no bedroom
  • 1311 bedroom
  • 1,7222 bedrooms
  • 5,6053 bedrooms
  • 1,5244 bedrooms
  • 5625+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alcorn County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alcorn County, Mississippi
  • 250no bedroom
  • 6201 bedroom
  • 2,1382 bedrooms
  • 1,4013 bedrooms
  • 1524 bedrooms
  • 1295+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Alcorn County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Alcorn County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alcorn County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 139no vehicle
  • 2,2231 vehicle
  • 4,1652 vehicles
  • 1,8513 vehicles
  • 8194 vehicles
  • 3615+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Alcorn County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alcorn County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 781no vehicle
  • 2,3691 vehicle
  • 9652 vehicles
  • 4993 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 995+ vehicles

89.7% of Alcorn County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Mississippi.

Alcorn County:

89.7%
State average:

87.9%

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

  • This state: 23,249
  • Other state: 11,065
  • Northeast: 353
  • Midwest: 2,264
  • South: 7,690
  • West: 738
Year householders moved into unit in Alcorn County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alcorn County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.5%Electricity
  • 39.6%Utility gas
  • 12.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 71.9%Electricity
  • 21.2%Utility gas
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 255
Here:

7.2%
Mississippi:

15.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 149
Here:

9.1%
Mississippi:

16.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 100
Here:

9.5%
Mississippi:

9.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Alcorn County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,037,000
    Solid Waste Management: $354,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,216,000
    Parks and Recreation: $494,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $3,578,000
    Regular Highways: $2,788,000
    Police Protection: $2,626,000
    General - Other: $1,808,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,481,000
    Financial Administration: $1,201,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,041,000
    Health - Other: $956,000
    Solid Waste Management: $739,000
    Local Fire Protection: $416,000
    General Public Buildings: $280,000
    Parks and Recreation: $245,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $155,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $133,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,430,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $1,010,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $334,000
    Other - General - Other: $280,000
    Other - Libraries: $136,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $105,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $100,000
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000
    Other - Hospitals: $22,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $55,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,931,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,704,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,297,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,072,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $369,000
    General Revenue - Other: $98,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $194,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,155,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,013,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,511,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,369,000
    Other: $458,000
    Health and Hospitals: $438,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,980,000
    Other License: $370,000

Alcorn County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,037,000
    Solid Waste Management: $354,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,216,000
    Parks and Recreation: $494,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $3,578,000
    Regular Highways: $2,788,000
    Police Protection: $2,626,000
    General - Other: $1,808,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,481,000
    Financial Administration: $1,201,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,041,000
    Health - Other: $956,000
    Solid Waste Management: $739,000
    Local Fire Protection: $416,000
    General Public Buildings: $280,000
    Parks and Recreation: $245,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $155,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $133,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,430,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $1,010,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $334,000
    Other - General - Other: $280,000
    Other - Libraries: $136,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $105,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $100,000
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000
    Other - Hospitals: $22,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $55,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,931,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,704,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,297,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,072,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $369,000
    General Revenue - Other: $98,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $194,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,155,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,013,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,511,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,369,000
    Other: $458,000
    Health and Hospitals: $438,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,980,000
    Other License: $370,000

Alcorn County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,037,000
    Solid Waste Management: $354,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,216,000
    Parks and Recreation: $494,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $3,578,000
    Regular Highways: $2,788,000
    Police Protection: $2,626,000
    General - Other: $1,808,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,481,000
    Financial Administration: $1,201,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,041,000
    Health - Other: $956,000
    Solid Waste Management: $739,000
    Local Fire Protection: $416,000
    General Public Buildings: $280,000
    Parks and Recreation: $245,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $155,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $133,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,430,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $1,010,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $334,000
    Other - General - Other: $280,000
    Other - Libraries: $136,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $105,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $100,000
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000
    Other - Hospitals: $22,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $55,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,931,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,704,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,297,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,072,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $369,000
    General Revenue - Other: $98,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $194,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,155,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,013,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,511,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,369,000
    Other: $458,000
    Health and Hospitals: $438,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,980,000
    Other License: $370,000

Alcorn County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,037,000
    Solid Waste Management: $354,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,216,000
    Parks and Recreation: $494,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $3,578,000
    Regular Highways: $2,788,000
    Police Protection: $2,626,000
    General - Other: $1,808,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,481,000
    Financial Administration: $1,201,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,041,000
    Health - Other: $956,000
    Solid Waste Management: $739,000
    Local Fire Protection: $416,000
    General Public Buildings: $280,000
    Parks and Recreation: $245,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $155,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $133,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,430,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $1,010,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $334,000
    Other - General - Other: $280,000
    Other - Libraries: $136,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $105,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $100,000
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000
    Other - Hospitals: $22,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $55,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,931,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,704,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,297,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,072,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $369,000
    General Revenue - Other: $98,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $194,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,155,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,013,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,511,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,369,000
    Other: $458,000
    Health and Hospitals: $438,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,980,000
    Other License: $370,000

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
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"