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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,832
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+5,527
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married43.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.4%
Median Earnings25+$26,410
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,143
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,678

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,008
% Above Poverty Level76.2%
% Below Poverty Level23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.8%
Median Gross Rent$619
Median House Value$92,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.4%
Irish11.3%
English9.9%
German6%
Scottish1.8%
Polish1.6%
French Except Basque1.1%
African0.7%
Italian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.4%
South African0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Corinth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Alcorn County
Standard Zip Codes38834
P.O. Box Zip Codes38835
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.93
Approximate Longitude-88.51

Corinth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCORINTH CITY
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 49 F
Apr Temp51 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip56.6 inches
StationBOONEVILLE
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip58.6 inches
StationRIPLEY
Distance28 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip58.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burnsville1,005$28,173
Farmington2,366$48,693
Glen542$56,875
Jumpertown615$50,114
Kossuth237$61,563
Rienzi283$47,614

Corinth Public Libraries

Northeast Regional Library
1023 FILLMORE STREET
Corinth, Mississippi
(662) 287-7311

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Corinth Hospitals

Magnolia Regional Health Center
(Government - Local)
611 Alcorn Drive
(662) 293-1000

Corinth Public Schools

Alcorn Alternative School
2101a Norman Road
ZIP: 38834
(662) 286-7734
Other
Alcorn Co Voc Complex
2101 Norman Road
ZIP: 38834
(662) 286-7727
High
Biggersville Elementary
571 A Highway 45 South
ZIP: 38834
(662) 286-6593
Primary
Total Enrollment 150
Biggersville High School
571 Highway 45 S
ZIP: 38834
(662) 286-3542
High
Total Enrollment 218
Corinth Elementary School
1910 Droke Road
ZIP: 38834
(662) 286-5245
Primary
Total Enrollment 1277
Corinth High School
1310 Harper Road
ZIP: 38834
(662) 286-1000
High
Total Enrollment 631
Corinth Middle School
1000 East Fifth Street
ZIP: 38834
(662) 286-1261
Middle
Total Enrollment 768
Kossuth Elementary School
14 Cr 604
ZIP: 38834
(662) 286-2761
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Kossuth High School
15 Cr 604
ZIP: 38834
(662) 286-3653
High
Total Enrollment 440
Kossuth Middle School
17 Cr 604
ZIP: 38834
(662) 286-7093
Middle
Total Enrollment 455

Corinth Private Schools

Corinth Sda School
County Road 278
ZIP: 38834
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Parkway Christian Academy
304 S Parkway St
ZIP: 38834
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Wheeler Grove Learning Center
21 County Road 519
ZIP: 38834
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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