Alcorn County MS Information


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Alcorn County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 34,094 (100%)
Population in Households 33,409 (98.0%)
Population in Families 27,400 (80.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 685 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 85
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $44,104
Average Household Income $65,983
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $27,471
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 16,045 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,975 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,202 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,868 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $126,444
Average Home Value $168,426
Housing Affordability Index3 164


Total Households 14,177
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 9,371
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.83% -0.51%
Households -0.68% -0.40%
Families   -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.23%


Alcorn County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alcorn County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 76th
Population Density # 17 80th
Median Household Income # 32 62nd
Housing Affordability Index # 37 45th
Per Capita Income # 23 73rd
Diversity Index # 71 15th

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