Alcorn County, MS

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Population

37,242

0.18% decline

Poverty Rate

19.6%


Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$38,919

0.0694% growth

Number of Employees

14,884

0.879% decline

Median Property Value

$86,100

0.462% decline

About

In 2017, Alcorn County, MS had a population of 37.2k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $38,919. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Alcorn County, MS declined from 37,309 to 37,242, a -0.18% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,892 to $38,919, a 0.0694% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alcorn County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.7%), White (Hispanic) (1.98%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.832%). N/A% of the people in Alcorn County, MS speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alcorn County, MS are Corinth Academy of Cosmetology (55 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Alcorn County, MS is $86,100, and the homeownership rate is 70.2%. Most people in Alcorn County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Alcorn County, MS is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Alcorn County, MS employs 14.9k people. The largest industries in Alcorn County, MS are Manufacturing (3,298 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,586 people), and Retail Trade (1,679 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($58,269), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,963), and Information ($50,720).

Median household income in Alcorn County, MS is $38,919. Males in Alcorn County, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Alcorn County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,919

2017 value

± $1,799

0.0694%

1 Year Growth

± 7.71%

Households in Alcorn County, MS have a median annual income of $38,919, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,892 in 2016, which represents a 0.0694% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.43 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alcorn County, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9504

  2. Census Tract 9507

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alcorn County, MS was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $43,689, followed by Census Tract 9507 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $43,322 and $42,738.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alcorn County, MS (7.19k out of 36.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,190 ± 508

  2. Black

    1,327 ± 347

  3. Two Or More

    451 ± 222

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.9k

2017 Value

± 936

-0.879%

1 Year decline

± 8.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alcorn County, MS declined at a rate of -0.879%, from 15k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alcorn County, MS, are Production Occupations (2,097 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,802 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,598 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alcorn County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alcorn County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,097 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,802 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,598 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alcorn County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.43 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.9 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alcorn County, MS, by median earnings, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($61,667), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,012), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,391).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.9k

2017 Value

± 936

-0.879%

1 Year decline

± 8.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alcorn County, MS declined at a rate of -0.879%, from 15k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alcorn County, MS, are Manufacturing (3,298 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,586 people), and Retail Trade (1,679 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Alcorn County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,298 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,586 people), and Retail Trade (1,679 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alcorn County, MS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.19 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.98 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alcorn County, MS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($58,269), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,963), and Information ($50,720).

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Domestic Trade

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. $46.3B

  2. $23.9B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $46.3B, followed by Textiles/leather ($23.9B) and Mixed freight ($14.2B).

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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$206B

2020 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $206B. This is expected to increase 34.7% to $277B by 2045.

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. $37.6B

  2. $18B

  3. $17.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $37.6B, followed by Tennessee with $18B and Louisiana and $17.5B.

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

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Health

84.5% of the population of Alcorn County, MS has health coverage, with 37% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.974% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Alcorn County, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Alcorn County, MS see 2671 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0375% increase from the previous year (2670 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2194 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 366 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,671 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Alcorn County, MS see an average of 2,671 patients per year. This represents a 0.0375% increase from the previous year (2,670 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,045

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,690

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,021

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.5%

Uninsured

37%

Employer Coverage

19.5%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

0.974%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alcorn County, MS declined by 3.04% from 15.9% to 15.5%.

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 Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.1% prevalence

  2. 17.8% prevalence

  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 18.1%.

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Diversity

Alcorn County, MS is home to a population of 37.2k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.73% of Alcorn County, MS residents were born outside of the country (643 people).

In 2017, there were 7.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31k people) in Alcorn County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 738 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Alcorn County, MS was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Alcorn County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Alcorn County, MS residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

643 people

1.68%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

628 people

As of 2017, 1.73% of Alcorn County, MS residents (643 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alcorn County, MS was 1.68%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Mississippi residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Alcorn County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Alcorn County, MS was 98.7%, 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)

    31k ± 27

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    4.37k ± 254

  3. White (Hispanic)

    738 ± 259

In 2017, there were 7.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31k people) in Alcorn County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 738 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    720 ± 165

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    331 ± 138

  3. Korea

    188 ± 107

Alcorn County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Alcorn County, MS awarded 55 degrees. The student population of Alcorn County, MS is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 117 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alcorn County, MS are White (31 and 56.4%), followed by Black or African American (23 and 41.8%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 1.82%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Alcorn County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Corinth Academy of Cosmetology (55 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alcorn County, MS are General Cosmetology (51 and 92.7%), Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (3 and 5.45%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (1 and 1.82%).

The median tuition costs in Alcorn County, MS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Alcorn County, MS was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Alcorn County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

55 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Alcorn County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Corinth Academy of Cosmetology with 55 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

54

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alcorn County, MS, which is 0.0185 times less than the 54 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Alcorn County, MS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    31 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    23 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Alcorn County, MS were to White students. These 31 degrees mean that there were 1.35 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 23 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alcorn County, MS was $86,100 in 2017, which is 0.375 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $86,500 to $86,100, a 0.462% decrease. The homeownership rate in Alcorn County, MS is 70.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alcorn County, MS have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alcorn County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$86,100

2017 Median

± $4,567

$86,500

2016 Median

± $3,517

In 2017, the median property value in Alcorn County, MS declined from to $86,100 from the previous year's value of $86,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Alcorn County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alcorn County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$38,919

Median Household Income

± $1,799

14.7k

Number of Households

± 877

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.7k households in Alcorn County, MS grew to $38,919 from the previous year's value of $38,892.

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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Alcorn County, MS 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

70.2%

2017 Homeownership

68.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.2% of the housing units in Alcorn County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alcorn County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alcorn County, MS have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.49% of the workforce in Alcorn County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.75%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Alcorn County, MS was Drove Alone (85.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Worked At Home (1.75%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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