Kosciusko, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kosciusko, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Kosciusko had a population of 7,414 as of July 1, 2015. Kosciusko ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kosciusko is located at latitude 33.0582 and longitude -89.5894 in Attala County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kosciusko (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Attala County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 482 feet.

The City of Kosciusko (GNIS ID: 2404843) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kosciusko population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kosciusko: Attala, Paris, Parrish, Peakedend, Peking, Perish, Red Bud Springs.

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Kosciusko, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 7,414
Population in Households 7,110
Population in Familes 5,876
Population in Group Qrtrs 304
Population Density1 983
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 2,820
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,851
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,659 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,162 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 396 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $126,603
Average Home Value $177,684


Median Household Income $28,346
Average Household Income $46,871
Per Capita Income $18,098
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.25%
Households 0.02% 0.22%
Families -0.2% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Kosciusko, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kosciusko to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 53 86th
Population Density1 # 73 80th
Diversity Index2 # 47 87th
Median Household Income # 249 31st
Per Capita Income # 149 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.