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Overview

Introduction to Kosciusko, Mississippi

Kosciusko, Mississippi, in Attala county, is 63 miles NE of Jackson, Mississippi and 147 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. There are an estimated 7,372 people in the city.

Kosciusko History

Kosciusko was once occupied by the Choctaw Indians. It was originally known as Red Bud Springs. The city was later renamed in honor of Tadeusz Kosciusko, the Polish general who assisted in the military efforts of the U.S. during the American Revolution. The city is the birthplace of renowned television host Oprah Winfrey. It is the county seat of Attala County, which was established in 1833.

Kosciusko and nearby Attractions

  • Baileys Shopping Center
  • Natchez Trace Parkway
  • Holmes County State Park
  • Florewood River Plantation

Things To Do In Kosciusko

Kosciusko includes a number of local parks, such as the Redbud Springs Park, Niles Park, Hugh Ellard Park and Northside Park. One can enjoy a scenic drive or bike ride at the historic Natchez Trace. The Kosciusko Museum is also worth visiting. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center and Baileys Shopping Center.

Kosciusko Transportation

Jackson International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Kosciusko Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Holmes Community College, Mississippi State University or Jackson State University.

People

Total Population 7,302
Male Share of the Population 42.8%
Female Share of the Population 57.2%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 2,295
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 37.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,011
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,921
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,806

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,399
% Above Poverty Level 65.1%
% Below Poverty Level 34.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $515
Median House Value $77,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.7%
US/American 0%
English 4%
Irish 7%

Kosciusko Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles NE of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 147 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Attala
Standard Zip Codes 39090
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.057
Longitude -89.587

Kosciusko Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station KOSCIUSKO
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 60.3 inches
Station PICKENS
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 57.4 inches
Station LOUISVILLE
Distance 30.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 58.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Durant 2,598 $25,773
Ethel 610 $50,313
McCool 188 $55,500
Sallis 134 $48,125
Vaiden 1,120 $26,833
West 195 $29,583

Kosciusko Public Libraries

Library
Mid-mississippi Regional Library
201 SOUTH HUNTINGTON STREET
Kosciusko, Mississippi
(662) 289-5141

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Kosciusko Hospitals

MONTFORT JONES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
220 HWY 12 WEST
(662) 289-4311
Emergency Service: Yes

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Kosciusko High Schools

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KOSCIUSKO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
206 S HUNTINGTON
662-289-2424
Serves 584 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

KOSCIUSKO ATTALA CO VOC COMPLEX
450 HWY 12 EAST
662-289-2689
A Vocational School

KOSCIUSKO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
206 S HUNTINGTON
662-289-1188
A Non-traditional School

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