Up to 19.9 percent in poverty in county
By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today
The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released new county-level data for five years (2013-2017) measuring dozens of issues ranging from poverty to broadband Internet subscriptions.
Mississippi is among the states nationally with the lowest levels of broadband Internet subscriptions.
Alcorn County has a higher level of Internet subscriptions than many other counties in the state, but still lags behind many areas in the nation.
Nationally, higher levels of Internet subscriptions were associated with higher incomes. On average, 76 percent of households had broadband Internet subscriptions in counties with a median income of $50,000 or more.
In comparison, roughly 65 percent of households had broadband subscriptions in counties with a median income less than $50,000.
Here are some highlights for Alcorn, Tippah, Prentiss and Tishomingo counties:
Median household income
Alcorn: Less than $40,000
Tippah: Less than $40,000
Prentiss: Less than $40,000
Tishomingo: Less than $40,000
Alcorn: 15-19.9 percent
Tippah: 20-29.9 percent
Prentiss: 20-29.9 percent
Tishomingo: 15-19.9 percent
Subscription to any kind of broadband Internet
Alcorn: 55-64.9 percent
Tippah: 55-64.9 percent
Prentiss: 55-64.9 percent
Tishomingo: 55-64.9 percent