Alcorn County, Mississippi

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Alcorn County, Mississippi
Alcorn County Courthouse Mississippi.JPG
Alcorn County Courthouse and Confederate statue
Map of Mississippi highlighting Alcorn County
Location in the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1870
Named for James L. Alcorn
Seat Corinth
Largest city Corinth
Area
 • Total 401 sq mi (1,039 km2)
 • Land 400 sq mi (1,036 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 37,304[1]
 • Density 93/sq mi (36/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.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.[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[edit]

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[edit]

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]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
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%
Est. 2016 37,304 [6] 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[2]

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[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.0% 11,819 18.2% 2,684 1.9% 280
2012 74.9% 11,111 23.7% 3,511 1.4% 208
2008 71.2% 10,805 27.2% 4,130 1.6% 247
2004 60.6% 8,634 38.3% 5,454 1.1% 151
2000 57.4% 7,254 40.0% 5,059 2.6% 325
1996 45.3% 4,960 45.3% 4,964 9.5% 1,038
1992 44.2% 6,249 45.1% 6,373 10.7% 1,514
1988 54.9% 6,641 44.1% 5,335 1.0% 126
1984 58.7% 7,203 39.6% 4,862 1.7% 214
1980 41.3% 5,196 49.6% 6,242 9.2% 1,157
1976 31.9% 3,430 65.0% 6,995 3.2% 345
1972 83.3% 5,732 14.3% 982 2.5% 169
1968 19.2% 1,760 12.2% 1,122 68.6% 6,304
1964 63.8% 3,377 36.2% 1,917
1960 18.3% 820 68.3% 3,054 13.4% 601
1956 20.3% 827 77.2% 3,143 2.5% 102
1952 26.1% 1,155 73.9% 3,275
1948 2.9% 91 32.8% 1,013 64.3% 1,987
1944 7.2% 206 92.8% 2,669
1940 4.3% 133 95.6% 2,934 0.0% 1
1936 2.2% 53 97.5% 2,396 0.3% 8
1932 2.9% 73 96.7% 2,461 0.4% 10
1928 18.0% 335 82.1% 1,531
1924 10.9% 223 89.0% 1,828 0.1% 2
1920 20.5% 354 77.2% 1,336 2.4% 41
1916 7.9% 125 91.4% 1,452 0.8% 12
1912 3.6% 40 90.8% 1,010 5.7% 63

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. August 15, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg 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. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 

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