Kosciusko, MS


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Kosciusko is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 7,187 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Kosciusko is the 52nd largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kosciusko is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kosciusko is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kosciusko who work in office and administrative support (12.64%), sales jobs (9.50%), and maintenance occupations (7.54%).

The population of Kosciusko overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Kosciusko, 21.18% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kosciusko in 2010 was $15,649, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $62,596 for a family of four. Kosciusko also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.91% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Kosciusko is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kosciusko home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kosciusko residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Kosciusko include African, English, European, and German.

The most common language spoken in Kosciusko is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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