Alcorn County

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Alcorn County, Mississippi

305 S Fulton Dr
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: (662) 286-7700
Fax: (662) 286-7773

On the northeastern border of MS, southeast of Memphis, TN; organized Apr 15, 1870 from Tippah, Tishomingo, and Wilkinson counties. Name Origin: For James Lusk Alcorn (1816-94), MS governor (1870-71) and U.S. senator (1871-77)

Area (sq mi):: 401.35 (land 399.89; water 1.46) Population per square mile: 88.30
Population 2005: 35,306 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 2.20%; 1990-2000 8.90% Population 2000: 34,558 (White 86.70%; Black or African American 11.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,418; median household $29,041; Population below poverty level: 16.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,688-$21,126
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 20.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Corinth County seat (14,222)

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