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Encyclopedia > Kosciusko, Mississippi

Kosciusko is a city in Attala County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 7,372 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Attala CountyGR6. Attala County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Area  Ranked 32nd  - Total 48,434 sq mi (125,443 km²)  - Width 170 miles (275 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 3  - Latitude 30°13N to 35°N  - Longitude 88°7W to 91°41W Population  Ranked 31st... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Attala County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ...

Kosciusko is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway, northeast of Jackson. It is named for the Polish soldier Tadeusz Kościuszko, who assisted United States military efforts during the American Revolution. However the name of the township omits the "z" as the name is commonly anglicized. Kosciusko was originally named Red Bud Springs for one of three natural springs that were present in the city. It is locally pronounced Kah-zee-ESS-ko. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444 mile (715 km) long parkway, in the form of a limited-access two-lane road, in the southeastern United States. ... Nickname: The Best of the New South; The Bold, New City Coordinates: Country United States State Mississippi County Hinds Founded 1822 Mayor Frank Melton Area    - City 276. ... Tadeusz KoÅ›ciuszko Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura KoÅ›ciuszko ((?); 1746 – 1817) was Polish national hero, general and a leader of that nations uprising (which bears his namesake) against the Russian Empire in 1794. ... The American Revolution was a political movement that ended British control of the south-eastern coastal area of North America, resulting in the formation of the United States of America in 1776 and sparking the American Revolutionary War. ...

Kosciusko has been recognized on more than one occasion as one of the top 100 small cities in America in which to live, and as of 2005, all Kosciusko City Schools were rated at the highest level given by the State of Mississippi. Based on Demographics, Kosciusko's schools are often cited as the best in the state. These statements need to be cited in a credible source.

Kosciusko is the home of Magnolia Bible College. Magnolia Bible College is a private Christian Bible college affliated with the churches of Christ. ...



Kosciusko is located at 33°3′29″N, 89°35′18″W (33.058108, -89.588301)GR1, along the Yockanookany River. The Yockanookany River is a tributary of the Pearl River in central Mississippi in the United States. ...

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.6 km² (7.6 mi²). 19.5 km² (7.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.13% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 7,372 people, 2,885 households, and 1,906 families residing in the city. The population density was 377.5/km² (977.8/mi²). There were 3,174 housing units at an average density of 162.5/km² (421.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.66% White, 44.57% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

There were 2,885 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 21.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.04. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,737, and the median income for a family was $29,000. Males had a median income of $27,423 versus $16,487 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,478. About 20.9% of families and 24.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.9% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Famous people

Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... Cover of Charlie Musselwhites Stand Back album Charlie Musselwhite (born January 31, 1944 in Kosciusko, Mississippi) is an American blues harp (harmonica) player and band leader, one of the white bluesmen who came to prominence in the early 1960s, along with Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield. ... Blues music redirects here. ... James Howard Meredith (born June 25, 1933) is an American civil rights movement figure, although he vocally prefers not to be regarded as such. ... Robert Johnson, on the cover of a biography. ...

External links

Dave Barnes -- Musician Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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Kosciusko Mississippi Resource Guide, City or community of Kosciusko, Mississippi Facts, Information, Relocation, Real ... (262 words)
The population of Kosciusko is approximately 7,000 (2001).
Kosciusko is positioned 33.05 degrees north of the equator and 89.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Kosciusko location: in the geographic center of the state, 70 miles north of Jackson, the state capital.
Kosciusko Real Estate - United Realty, Your Residential Specialist in Central Mississippi, C.L. Manderson, President - ... (326 words)
Kosciusko and Attala County began as a campsite for those journeying from Natchez to Nashville and was known as Red Bud Springs.
Kosciusko has much to offer - pleasant shopping, excellent schools, modern residential areas, a very low crime rate, and a location that offers access to cultural and recreational advantages of the larger metropolitan areas.
Kosciusko is within an hour drive to our State Capitol, a major University, and the Ross Barnett Reservoir, were you will find boating, fishing, camping, and beautiful scenery.
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