Alcorn County, MS

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Population
37,180
0.166% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
Median Age
39.7

Poverty Rate
17.1%

Median Household Income
$40,180
3.24% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$92,400
7.32% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
14,849
0.235% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Alcorn County, MS had a population of 37.2k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $40,180. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Alcorn County, MS declined from 37,242 to 37,180, a -0.166% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,919 to $40,180, a 3.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alcorn County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.7%), White (Hispanic) (2.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.89%). 0% of the households in Alcorn County, MS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.8% of the residents in Alcorn County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alcorn County, MS are Corinth Academy of Cosmetology (41 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2018, the median property value in Alcorn County, MS was $92,400, and the homeownership rate was 71.1%. Most people in Alcorn County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Alcorn County, MS was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Alcorn County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 79.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (18.2%), followed by Other (1.89%). The most partisan county was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Alcorn County, MS
79.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Mississippi
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.8% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Mississippi was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Mississippi colored by their party leaning.

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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 after Thad Cochran's resignation.

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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Diversity

Alcorn County, MS is home to a population of 37.2k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.73% of Alcorn County, MS residents were born outside of the country (645 people).

In 2018, there were 7.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.8k people) in Alcorn County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.33k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 766 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alcorn County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.8k ± 16
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.33k ± 297
  3. White (Hispanic)
    766 ± 236
3.18%
Hispanic Population
1.18k people

In 2018, there were 7.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.8k people) in Alcorn County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.33k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 766 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.18% of the people in Alcorn County, MS are hispanic (1.18k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.73%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
645 people
1.73%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
643 people

As of 2018, 1.73% of Alcorn County, MS residents (645 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alcorn County, MS was 1.73%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 21

In 2018, the median age of all people in Alcorn County, MS was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Alcorn County, MS are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Alcorn County, MS residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    20,974 ± 3,543 people
  2. India
    5,148 ± 1,760 people
  3. Vietnam
    3,866 ± 1,526 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 20,974 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,148 and Vietnam with 3,866.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2018 Citizenship
98.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.8% of Alcorn County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Alcorn County, MS was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    690 ± 172
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    345 ± 155
  3. Korea
    179 ± 118

Alcorn County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Alcorn County, MS is $40,180. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Alcorn County, MS was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $45,258, followed by Census Tract 9507 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $44,413 and $43,370.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,310. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Alcorn County, MS employs 14.8k people. The largest industries in Alcorn County, MS are Manufacturing (3,332 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,628 people), and Retail Trade (1,740 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($53,676), Information ($51,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($51,196).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,180
2018 value
± $2,264
3.24%
1 Year Growth
± 7.06%

Households in Alcorn County, MS have a median annual income of $40,180, 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 $38,919 in 2017, which represents a 3.24% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,021
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,808
$39,310
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,236

In 2019, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.4 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 in Mississippi
  1. Asian
    $48,743 ± $12,305
  2. White
    $48,350 ± $1,460
  3. Other
    $36,365 ± $10,998

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Mississippi.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alcorn County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.442
2018 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2019, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.611% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared 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 9503

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alcorn County, MS was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $45,258, followed by Census Tract 9507 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $44,413 and $43,370.

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

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alcorn County, MS (6.23k out of 36.5k 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 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    4,373 ± 488
  2. Black
    1,126 ± 312
  3. Two Or More
    525 ± 285

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

14.8k
2018 Value
± 900
-0.235%
1 Year decline
± 8.75%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Alcorn County, MS declined at a rate of -0.235%, from 14.9k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alcorn County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,867 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,748 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,659 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 (1,867 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,748 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,659 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 (2.19 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.19 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alcorn County, MS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,824), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,192), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($51,793).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.8k
2018 Value
± 900
-0.235%
1 Year decline
± 8.75%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Alcorn County, MS declined at a rate of -0.235%, from 14.9k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alcorn County, MS, are Manufacturing (3,332 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,628 people), and Retail Trade (1,740 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 (3,332 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,628 people), and Retail Trade (1,740 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alcorn County, MS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.23 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.01 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alcorn County, MS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($53,676), Information ($51,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($51,196).

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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. $33.5B
  2. $26.7B
  3. $14B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $33.5B, followed by Textiles/leather ($26.7B) and Mixed freight ($14B).

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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$198B
2018 Value in Mississippi
$331B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
66.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Mississippi trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 66.9% to $331B 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. $31.4B
  2. $15.1B
  3. $14.8B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $31.4B, followed by Tennessee with $15.1B and Louisiana and $14.8B.

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

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Education

In 2019, universities in Alcorn County, MS awarded 41 degrees. The student population of Alcorn County, MS is skewed towards women, with 4 male students and 119 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alcorn County, MS are White (24 and 58.5%), followed by Black or African American (16 and 39%), Unknown (1 and 2.44%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Alcorn County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Corinth Academy of Cosmetology (41 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alcorn County, MS are General Cosmetology (36 and 87.8%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (3 and 7.32%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (2 and 4.88%).

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. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Alcorn County, MS was General Cosmetology with 36 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
41 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Alcorn County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Corinth Academy of Cosmetology with 41 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
41
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alcorn County, MS, which is 0 times less than the 41 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    24 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    1 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Alcorn County, MS was White students. These 24 degrees mean that there were 1.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 16 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alcorn County, MS was $92,400 in 2018, which is 0.402 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $86,100 to $92,400, a 7.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Alcorn County, MS is 71.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alcorn County, MS have an average commute time of 22.3 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.

Housing

Property Value

$92,400
2018 Median
± $5,520
$86,100
2017 Median
± $4,567

In 2018, the median property value in Alcorn County, MS grew to to $92,400 from the previous year's value of $86,100.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$40,180
Median Household Income
± $2,264
14.5k
Number of Households
± 902

In 2018, the median household income of the 14.5k households in Alcorn County, MS grew to $40,180 from the previous year's value of $38,919.

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 $75k - $100k 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

71.1%
2018 Homeownership
70.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.1% of the housing units in Alcorn County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.2%.

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

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alcorn County, MS have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Alcorn County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (87.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.31%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.16%)

In 2018, 87.2% of workers in Alcorn County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.31%) and those who worked at home (2.16%).

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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Health

84.7% of the population of Alcorn County, MS has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 0.853% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Mississippi 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 2638 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.83% decrease from the previous year (2862 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1848 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 349 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (24.6%). Additionally, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,638 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alcorn County, MS

Primary care physicians in Alcorn County, MS see an average of 2,638 patients per year. This represents a 7.83% decrease from the previous year (2,862 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

Data only available at state level.
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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Mississippi
$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

15.3%
Uninsured
38.1%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
0.853%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alcorn County, MS declined by 0.822% from 15.5% to 15.3%.

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. 24.6% prevalence
  2. 24.3% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 24.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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