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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Kosciusko is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.47% of the Kosciusko workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Kosciusko is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kosciusko who work in office and administrative support (9.29%), sales jobs (9.15%), and maintenance occupations (7.39%).

The percentage of adults in Kosciusko who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.91% of the adults in Kosciusko have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kosciusko in 2010 was $21,664, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,656 for a family of four. However, Kosciusko contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Kosciusko also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.31% 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, German, and European.

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

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