Introduction to Corinth, Mississippi

Corinth, Mississippi, in Alcorn county, is 49 miles S of Jackson, Tennessee and 87 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee.

Corinth History

Corinth was established in 1853 as Cross City. It was a junction for the Mobile and Ohio and the Memphis and Charleston railroads. The name Corinth was suggested by W.E.Gibson. Corinth was named after the city in Greece, which also played the role of a crossroad. During the Civil War, the Confederacy relied on Corinth because of its situation at the junction of two railroads.

Corinth and nearby Attractions

  • Northeast Mississippi Museum
  • J.P. Coleman State Park
  • Whispering Pines Golf Course
  • Corinth City Park

Things To Do In Corinth

People can visit the Crossroads Museum and the Northeast Mississippi Museum to learn more about the area’s history. Tishomingo State Park, Corinth City Park, Johns Street Park and J.P. Coleman State Park are also popular due to their recreational facilities. The Whispering Pines Golf Course is an ideal destination for golfers. The town hosts several festivals and events throughout the year, including the Hog Wild Festival, Slugburger Festival, Hot Tamale Festival, Heritage Festival and the Celebrate Corinth every year.

Corinth Transportation

Tupelo Regional Airport is the closest air transportation facility.

Corinth Higher Education

There are many colleges and universities that can be attended from Corinth, including Northeast Mississippi Community College, Itawamba Community College, Jackson State Community College and Union University.


Total Population 14,839
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,534
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 44.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $26,683
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,472
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,626


Median Family Income $41,706
% Above Poverty Level 73.7%
% Below Poverty Level 26.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $592
Median House Value $89,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 10.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Corinth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles S of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee
County Alcorn
Standard Zip Codes 38834
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38835
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.934
Longitude -88.522

Corinth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 49 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches
Station RIPLEY
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Corinth, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Biggersville (38834)

Kendrick (38834)

Wenasoga (38834)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burnsville 1,089 $28,750
Farmington 2,333 $48,071
Glen 461 $40,179
Jumpertown 653 $51,818
Kossuth 263 $54,583
Rienzi 343 $45,655

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Corinth Public Libraries

Northeast Regional Library
Corinth, Mississippi
(662) 287-7311
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Corinth Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(662) 293-7660
Emergency Service: Yes

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Corinth High Schools

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A Title I School.
Serves 473 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

15 CR 604
Serves 438 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

571 HIGHWAY 45 S
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 236 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

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A Non-traditional School

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