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Population (year 2000): 7,372. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,334 (-0.5% change)
Males: 3,337 (45.3%), Females: 4,035 (54.7%)

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Median resident age: 37.3 years
Median household income: $21,737 (year 2000)
Median house value: $51,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Kosciusko:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.4%)
  • Black (44.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (6.8%), United States (6.1%), English (2.4%), German (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Scottish (2.1%).

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Elevation: 488 feet

Land area: 7.5 square miles

Kosciusko,

For population 25 years and over in Kosciusko

  • High school or higher: 61.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kosciusko city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +250 (+3.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MS Jackson, (66.3 miles pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TN Memphis, (144.8 miles pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (458.8 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: MS (9.6 miles Ethel, Sallis, MS (12.4 miles) , MS (16.3 miles West, MS (18.5 miles Durant, McCool, MS (19.4 miles) , MS (19.7 miles Redwater, Camp, MS (20.8 miles French MS Vaiden, (21.8 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 7 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $63,400
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $49,800
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $129,200

Latitude: 33.06 N, Longitude: 89.59 W

Area code: 662


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (20.6%), Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,224 (+30.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,735 (72.5%)


 

Crime in Kosciusko by Year

Type 2001 2002 2004
Murders 1 0 2
    per 100,000 13.6 0.0 27.1
Rapes 2 0 4
    per 100,000 27.1 0.0 54.3
Robberies 2 11 0
    per 100,000 27.1 149.2 0.0
Assaults 5 8 9
    per 100,000 67.8 108.5 122.1
Burglaries 57 68 150
    per 100,000 773.2 922.4 2034.7
Thefts 111 126 137
    per 100,000 1505.7 1709.2 1858.4
Auto thefts 16 8 2
    per 100,000 217.0 108.5 27.1
177.8 208.1 292.2


Average climate in Kosciusko, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kosciusko,

Kosciusko-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1988, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the Kosciusko city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/11/1963, a category 4 tornado 8.8 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


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Hospital/medical center in Kosciusko:
  • MONTFORT JONES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (220 HWY 12 WEST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Kosciusko:
  • LEAKE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSP (about 20 miles; CARTHAGE, MS)
  • UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL - DURANT,THE (about 21 miles; DURANT, MS)
  • KILMICHAEL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; KILMICHAEL, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kosciusko:
  • JACKSON INTERNATIONAL (about 62 miles; JACKSON, MS; ID: JAN)
  • GOLDEN TRIANGLE REGIONAL (about 75 miles; COLUMBUS/W POINT/STARKVILL, MS; ID: GTR)
  • KEY FIELD (about 78 miles; MERIDIAN, MS; ID: MEI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kosciusko:
  • KOSCIUSKO-ATTALA COUNTY (about 5 miles; KOSCIUSKO, MS; ID: OSX)
  • CARTHAGE-LEAKE COUNTY (about 22 miles; CARTHAGE, MS; ID: 08M)
  • WINONA-MONTGOMERY COUNTY (about 29 miles; WINONA, MS; ID: 5A6)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19 $45,887 $28,981 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 4 $5,444 $16,332 0 $0
Health 1 $1,417 $17,004 0 $0
Streets and Highways 11 $17,650 $19,254 0 $0
Welfare 2 $2,650 $15,900 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 15 $21,221 $16,976 0 $0
Electric Power 9 $24,817 $33,089 7 $3,077
Water Supply 6 $15,465 $30,930 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 1 $2,446 $29,352 4 $1,871
Sewerage 8 $14,517 $21,775 0 $0
Financial Administration 10 $24,431 $29,317 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   11 $11,041
Correction 1 $1,771 $21,252 0 $0
Firefighters 12 $26,147 $26,147 0 $0
Police - Other 7 $11,683 $20,028 1 $332
Judicial and Legal 5 $7,672 $18,412 0 $0
Totals for Government 111 $223,218 $24,131 23 $16,321


College/University in Kosciusko:
  • MAGNOLIA BIBLE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 27; Location: 822 S HUNTINGTON ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.magnolia.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kosciusko:
  • HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; GOODMAN, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,485)
  • MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; ITTA BENA, MS; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; FT enrollment: 14,613)
  • JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; JACKSON, MS; FT enrollment: 5,955)
  • MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; MOORHEAD, MS; FT enrollment: 2,486)
  • MERIDIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 76 miles; MERIDIAN, MS; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE (about 76 miles; CLINTON, MS; FT enrollment: 2,904)
Public high schools in Kosciusko:
  • KOSCIUSKO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 584; Location: 206 S HUNTINGTON; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • KOSCIUSKO ATTALA CO VOC COMPLEX (Location: 450 HWY 12 EAST; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high schools in Kosciusko:
  • OLD DOMINION CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 184; Location: PO BOX 742; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 23; Location: PO BOX 276; Grades: 6 - 12; Girls only)
Public primary/middle schools in Kosciusko:
  • KOSCIUSKO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 206 S HUNTINGTON; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • KOSCIUSKO LOWER ELEM (Students: 332; Location: 206 S HUNTINGTON; Grades: KG - 01)
  • KOSCIUSKO UPPER ELEM (Students: 326; Location: 206 S HUNTINGTON; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • KOSCIUSKO MIDDLE (Students: 322; Location: 206 S HUNTINGTON; Grades: 02 - 03)
  • KOSCIUSKO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 206 S HUNTINGTON; Grades: KG - 12)
Library in Kosciusko:
  • MID-MISSISSIPPI REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,392,640; Location: 201 SOUTH HUNTINGTON STREET; 282,655 books; 13,800 audio materials; 5,122 video materials; 532 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Kosciusko: Airport Industrial Park (A), Attala County Coliseum (B), Attala County Courthouse (C), Attala County Library (D), Kosciusko City Hall (E).

Shopping Centers: Parkway Plaza Shopping Center (1), Baileys Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Kosciusko include: Parkway Baptist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Jackson Street Baptist Church (C), Kosciusko First Methodist Church (D), Second Baptist Church (E), Saint Theresa Catholic Church (F).

Cemeteries: Parkway Cemetery (1), Presley Cemetery (2).

Parks in Kosciusko include: Landrum Field (1), Niles Park (2), Northside Park (3), Hugh Ellard Park (4), Redbud Springs Park (5).


Kosciusko compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Kosciusko:
  • WKOZ (1340 AM; 1 kW; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: BOSWELL RADIO, LLC)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIIN (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RIDGELAND, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kosciusko:
  • WQJQ (105.1 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLIN-FM (101.1 FM; DURANT, MS; Owner: BOSWELL RADIO, LLC)
  • WZKR (103.3 FM; DECATUR, MS; Owner: PONYTAIL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJTA (91.7 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: KOSCIUSKO EDUCTNL. B/CNG. FOUNDATION)
  • WFCA (107.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: FRENCH CAMP RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WONA-FM (95.1 FM; WINONA, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN ELECTRONICS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCKK (98.3 FM; CARTHAGE, MS; Owner: JOHNNY BOSWELL RADIO LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Kosciusko:
  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

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