Overview

Introduction to Kosciusko, Mississippi

Kosciusko, Mississippi, in Attala county, is 63 miles NE of Jackson, Mississippi and 147 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,959
Male Share of the Population42.3%
Female Share of the Population57.7%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+2,397
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married36.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$23,390
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,635

Wealth

Median Family Income$29,854
% Above Poverty Level64.7%
% Below Poverty Level35.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone29.3%
Median Gross Rent$497
Median House Value$86,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.9%
Irish7.6%
African4.7%
German3.3%
English2.4%
Italian0.7%
Polish0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Barbadian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
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Kosciusko Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyAttala County
Standard Zip Codes39090
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.05
Approximate Longitude-89.58

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)

StationKOSCIUSKO
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip60.3 inches
StationPICKENS
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip57.4 inches
StationLOUISVILLE
Distance30.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip58.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Durant2,908$20,944
Ethel623$45,972
McCool112$48,750
Sallis262$40,583
Vaiden592$23,125
West173$0

Kosciusko Public Libraries

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 Highway 12 West
(662) 289-4311

Kosciusko Public Schools

Kosciusko Alternative School
229 West Washington St.
ZIP: 39090
(662) 289-1188
Other
Kosciusko Attala Career Technical C
450 Hwy 12 East
ZIP: 39090
(662) 289-2689
High
Kosciusko Junior High School
229 West Washington St
ZIP: 39090
(662) 289-3737
Middle
Total Enrollment 537
Kosciusko Lower Elem
229 West Washington St.
ZIP: 39090
(662) 289-3364
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Kosciusko Middle
229 West Washington St.
ZIP: 39090
(662) 289-4653
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Kosciusko Senior High School
229 West Washington St.
ZIP: 39090
(662) 289-2424
High
Total Enrollment 601
Kosciusko Upper Elem
229 West Washington St.
ZIP: 39090
(662) 289-2264
Middle
Total Enrollment 371

Kosciusko Private Schools

Old Dominion Christian School
319 N Madison St
ZIP: 39090
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 251
Presbyterian Day School
603 Smythe St
ZIP: 39090
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
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