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Corinth is a city in Alcorn County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the city of ancient Greece

The latitude of Corinth is 34.934N. The longitude is -88.522W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 440 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,083.


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Median household income
Local
$23,436
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Corinth demographic reports
Corinth is at the foot of the Appalachians, near the Tennessee border.
Junction of two major railroads - the Memphis & Charleston and the Mobile & Ohio.

Site of 1862 Civil War battle in which Union forces gained control of the rail lines.

Local festivals include:
  • Slugburger Festival - July 12-14, 2007
  • Hog Wild Festival - Oct. 18-20, 2007
  • Heritage Festival - Oct. 26-28, 2007
  • Celebrate Corinth - Nov. 15, 2007
  • Hot Tamale Festival - Nov. 17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Corinth web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Corinth Museum, Curlee House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Record low: The state's lowest temperature on record was reported here on Jan. 30, 1966, at -19 degrees

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Corinth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Alcorn County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38834 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Corinth residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Corinth ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Corinth was $15,452, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Corinth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Corinth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $248.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $692.


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Libraries in Corinth include Corinth Public Library ... View libraries

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Alcorn County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Corinth political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Corinth workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Corinth between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 7.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Corinth include Comfort Inn Corinth, Crossroads Inn, Generals Quarters B & B, Holiday Inn, The Crossroads Inn.

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