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Kosciusko, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Kosciusko is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Attala County at latitude 33.0582 and longitude -89.5894. Attala County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 482 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Kosciusko, but most people and references simply refer to it as Kosciusko, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Kosciusko indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 7,447
Population in Households 7,143
Population in Familes 5,918
Population in Group Qrtrs 304
Population Density1 988
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 2,836
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,862
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,698 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,138 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 351 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $130,217
Average Home Value $180,849


Median Household Income $26,509
Average Household Income $41,662
Per Capita Income $16,141
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.14% 0.15%
Households 0.16% 0.15%
Families -0.11% 0.01%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 52 86th
Population Density1 # 74 80th
Diversity Index2 # 51 86th
Median Household Income # 275 24th
Per Capita Income # 236 35th

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