Alcorn County, MS

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2021 Population
34,964
5.65% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
40
0% 1-year change
2021 Poverty Rate
16.5%
0.481% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$44,068
7.65% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$114,500
5.43% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Alcorn County, MS had a population of 35k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $44,068. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Alcorn County, MS declined from 37,058 to 34,964, a −5.65% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,938 to $44,068, a 7.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alcorn County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.39%), Other (Hispanic) (1.43%), and White (Hispanic) (1.34%).

None of the households in Alcorn County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Alcorn County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alcorn County, MS are Corinth Academy of Cosmetology (35 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Alcorn County, MS was $114,500, and the homeownership rate was 66.3%.

Most people in Alcorn County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Alcorn County, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Alcorn County, MS is home to a population of 35k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2021, 1.47% of Alcorn County, MS residents were born outside of the country (513 people).

In 2021, there were 7.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.4k people) in Alcorn County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.54k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2021 Citizenship
99.3%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 99.3% of Alcorn County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Alcorn County, MS was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alcorn County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.4k ± 372
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.63k ± 362
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.54k ± 507
3.39%
Hispanic Population
1.19k people

In 2021, there were 7.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.4k people) in Alcorn County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.54k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.39% of the people in Alcorn County, MS are hispanic (1.19k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Alcorn County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
513 people
1.29%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
479 people

As of 2021, 1.47% of Alcorn County, MS residents (513 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alcorn County, MS was 1.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    477 ± 112
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    241 ± 107
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    201 ± 130

Alcorn County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Alcorn County, MS employs 14.5k people. The largest industries in Alcorn County, MS are Manufacturing (29,283 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (22,338 people), and Retail Trade (16,117 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($58,309), Transportation & Warehousing ($57,941), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,800).

Occupations

14.5k
2021 Value
± 1,019
−4.33%
1 Year decline
± 10.2%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Alcorn County, MS declined at a rate of −4.33%, from 15.1k employees to 14.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alcorn County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,871 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,707 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,443 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alcorn County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.5k
2021 Value
± 1,019
−4.33%
1 Year decline
± 10.2%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Alcorn County, MS declined at a rate of −4.33%, from 15.1k employees to 14.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alcorn County, MS, are Manufacturing (29,283 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (22,338 people), and Retail Trade (16,117 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alcorn County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Alcorn County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,613
Median earning men ± $2,889
$26,668
Median earning women ± $1,049

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,904), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,436), and Information ($58,897).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($37,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($36,071), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($32,204).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 358
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 248
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 219
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.9B
  2. $28.9B
  3. $11.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.9B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($28.9B) and Electronics ($11.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 108% to $374B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.4B
  2. $10.7B
  3. $10.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $24.4B, followed by Louisiana with $10.7B and Tennessee and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alcorn County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 81.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.747%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Alcorn County, MS awarded 35 degrees. The student population of Alcorn County, MS in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 88 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alcorn County, MS are White (21 and 60%), followed by Black or African American (12 and 34.3%), Asian (1 and 2.86%), and Unknown (1 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in Alcorn County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Corinth Academy of Cosmetology (35 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alcorn County, MS are General Cosmetology (26 and 74.3%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (7 and 20%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (2 and 5.71%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.976% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (683k), Some college (549k), and Secondary Education (407k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Alcorn County, MS was $114,500 in 2021, which is 0.468 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $108,600 to $114,500, a 5.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Alcorn County, MS is 66.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Alcorn County, MS have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alcorn County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Alcorn County, MS is $44,068. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Alcorn County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $53,466, followed by Census Tract 9507 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $53,021 and $51,196.

Property

$114,500
Median Property Value 2021
±$8,640
$9,306
Median Property Taxes
±$666

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alcorn County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.3%
Homeownership
2021
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 66.3% of the housing units in Alcorn County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9507
  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alcorn County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $53,466, followed by Census Tract 9507 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $53,021 and $51,196.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Alcorn County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$44,068
Median Household Income
± $2,636
14k
Number of Households
± 962

In 2021, the median household income of the 14k households in Alcorn County, MS grew to $44,068 from the previous year's value of $40,938.

The following chart displays the households in Alcorn County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alcorn County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2021, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.159% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (86.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.73%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.38%)

In 2021, 86.9% of workers in Alcorn County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.73%) and those who worked at home (1.38%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alcorn County, MS have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.29% of the workforce in Alcorn County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alcorn County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alcorn County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alcorn County, MS (5.63k out of 34.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alcorn County, MS is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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87.4% of the population of Alcorn County, MS has health coverage, with 40.1% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Alcorn County, MS see 2310 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.4% decrease from the previous year (2638 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1844 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 355 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,310 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alcorn County, MS

Primary care physicians in Alcorn County, MS see an average of 2,310 patients per year. This represents a 12.4% decrease from the previous year (2,638 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alcorn County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.6%
Uninsured
40.1%
Employer Coverage
20.5%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.68%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alcorn County, MS declined by 8.79% from 13.8% to 12.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alcorn County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 86.2 in Alcorn County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.4% in Alcorn County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16% in Alcorn County, MS.

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