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Kosciusko is a city in Attala County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 7,402 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Attala County.Kosciusko is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway, northeast of Jackson. It is named for the U.S. and Polish general Tadeusz Kościuszko, who assisted United States military efforts during the American Revolution. However, the Anglicized name of the city omits the "z". Kosciusko was originally named Red Bud Springs for one of three natural springs that were present in the city.Kosciusko was the home of Magnolia Bible College, and the birthplace for several notable people, including Oprah Winfrey and James Meredith.GeographyKosciusko is located at, along the Yockanookany River.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6sqmi, of which 7.5sqmi is land and 0.13% is water.DemographicsAs of the census 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 per square mile (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.Kosciusko is in Mississippi (MS). Use our United States online journey planner to arrange the details of your trip to Kosciusko and other destinations.
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