Kosciusko, Mississippi

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Kosciusko (pronounced /ˈkɒziˈʌskoʊ/) 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 County[1].

Kosciusko is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway, northeast of Jackson. It is named for the Polish-Lithuanian general Tadeusz Kościuszko, who assisted United States military efforts during the American Revolution. However the Anglicized name of the township omits the "z". Kosciusko was originally named Red Bud Springs for one of three natural springs that were present in the city.

Kosciusko is the home of Magnolia Bible College, and the birthplace for several notable people, including Oprah Winfrey.



Kosciusko is located at 33°3′29″N 89°35′18″W / 33.05806°N 89.58833°W / 33.05806; -89.58833 (33.058108, -89.588301)[2], along the Yockanookany River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.6 km²), of which 7.5 square miles (19.5 km²) is land and 0.13% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,372 people, 2,885 households, and 1,906 families residing in the city. The population density was 977.8 people per square mile (377.5/km²). There were 3,174 housing units at an average density of 421.0/sq mi (162.5/km²). 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.

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