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Kosciusko is a city in Attala County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Thaddeus Kosciusko (or Kosciuszko), Polish officer who fought in the American Revolution.

The latitude of Kosciusko is 33.057N. The longitude is -89.587W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 479 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,351.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$21,737
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kosciusko demographic reports
Kosciusko is on the Natchez Trace
Former and merged names include:
· Attala
Ranked among the top 10 small towns, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Oprah Winfrey, TV talk show host
· James Meredith, first black student enrolled at the University of Mississippi
Local festivals include:
  • Natchez Trace Festival - April 28, 2007
  • Central Mississippi Fair - Aug. 1-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kosciusko web sites and events links in the sections below.
Scenic roads: Natchez Trace Parkway
Colleges and universities: Magnolia Bible College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Kosciusko demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Attala County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39090 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Kosciusko residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kosciusko ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kosciusko was $13,478, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Kosciusko residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kosciusko, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $256.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $555.


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Libraries in Kosciusko include Attala County Library ... View libraries

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Attala County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kosciusko political report.

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The average commute time for Kosciusko workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Kosciusko include Best Western Parkway Inn, Super 8.

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