Kossuth, Mississippi

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Population in 2013: 210 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +23.5%
Males: 108  (51.5%)
Females: 102  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip code: 38834

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,498 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Kossuth:

$44,498
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,280 (it was $21,131 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $92,718 (it was $72,000 in 2000)
Kossuth:

$92,718
MS:

$97,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $615.

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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kossuth: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (36.8%), Irish (19.3%), German (13.5%), English (5.8%), Norwegian (3.5%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 470 feet

Land area: 0.96 square miles.

Population density: 219 people per square mile   (very low).

Kossuth, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Kossuth:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kossuth village:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.2%
Mississippi:

1.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $402 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $468 (0.5%)

Kossuth satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (53.4 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (77.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (484.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Corinth, MS (2.9 miles ), Rienzi, MS (3.2 miles ), Jumpertown, MS (3.4 miles ), Guys, TN (3.4 miles ), Farmington, MS (3.5 miles ), Glen, MS (3.6 miles ), Ramer, TN (3.7 miles ), Eastview, TN (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 34.87 N, Longitude: 88.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

Kossuth household income distribution Kossuth home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -75 (-30.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Information (2%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (35%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (15%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Kossuth, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kossuth-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Kossuth village center killed 58 people and injured 795 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1970, a category F4 tornado 22.9 miles away from the village center killed 4 people and injured 78 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kossuth-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 108.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.3 miles away from Kossuth center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 166.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 129.1 miles away from Kossuth center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 251.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alcorn County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kossuth topographic map

Birthplace of: Rubel Phillips - Mississippi lawyer and Republican politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Kossuth:

  • MAGNOLIA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; CORINTH, MS)
  • MAGNOLIA HOSPITAL TRANSITIONAL (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CORINTH, MS)
  • CORNERSTONE HEALTH AND REHAB OF CORINTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CORINTH, MS)
  • MS CARE CENTER OF ALCORN COUNTY, INC-SNF (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CORINTH, MS)
  • RCG CORINTH (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; CORINTH, MS)
  • HERITAGE HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CORINTH, MS)
  • WHITFIELD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CORINTH, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kossuth:

  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 16 miles; Booneville, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,024)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 44 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 54 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • University of North Alabama (about 55 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 56 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • Union University (about 57 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • University of Mississippi (about 63 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)

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Notable location: Kossuth Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Kossuth include: Kossuth United Methodist Church (A), Kossuth Missionary Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wallace Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Alcorn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.84. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.84
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 1.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.30
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 33.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.4
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kossuth and their reported violations in the past:

KOSSUTH W/A #1 (Population served: 4,854, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-09-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-27-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 85 regular monitoring violations
KOSSUTH W/A #3-PINE MOUNTAIN (Population served: 1,686, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 177 regular monitoring violations
KOSSUTH W/A #2-BETHLEHEM (Population served: 1,218, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 85 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  72.7%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  1.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Kossuth compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.1
Mississippi average:

12.3

Kossuth travel time to work - commute Kossuth mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Utility gas (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Wood (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kossuth village (based on Alcorn County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,18483
Mainline Protestant2,46115
Black Protestant9066
Other4892
Catholic4431
None12,574-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Alcorn County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Alcorn County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Alcorn County:

6.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.3%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alcorn County:

29.5%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.4%
State:

14.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,000$36,0000$0
Other Government Administration 6$9,000$18,0000$0
Totals for Government 7$12,000$20,5710$0

Kossuth government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $12,000 ($57.14)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($52.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($52.38)

Kossuth government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($19.05)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,000 ($128.57)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($19.05)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($19.05)

5.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Prentiss County, MS  0.61% ($23,686 average AGI)
from Tishomingo County, MS  0.45% ($23,412)
from McNairy County, TN  0.41% ($27,404)


5.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,240 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Prentiss County, MS  0.60% ($24,681 average AGI)
to Tishomingo County, MS  0.53% ($31,475)
to McNairy County, TN  0.43% ($27,224)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kossuth:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCMA (1230 AM; 1 kW; CORINTH, MS; Owner: POWER VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKCU (1350 AM; 1 kW; CORINTH, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WLRC (850 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WALNUT, MS; Owner: B. R. AND MARTHA S. CLAYTON)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WBIP (1400 AM; 1 kW; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICES OF MS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kossuth:

  • WXRZ (94.3 FM; CORINTH, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYDL (100.7 FM; MIDDLETON, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWL (91.9 FM; BURNSVILLE, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC)
  • WMAE-FM (89.5 FM; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WADI (95.3 FM; CORINTH, MS; Owner: POWER VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WKZU (102.3 FM; RIPLEY, MS; Owner: KUDZU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFXO (104.9 FM; IUKA, MS; Owner: BILLY R. MCLAIN)
  • WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)
  • WBIP-FM (99.3 FM; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWZD-FM (106.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFR (88.3 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WSIB (93.9 FM; SELMER, TN; Owner: WDTM INC)
  • WAQB (90.9 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WXOQ (105.5 FM; SELMER, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)

TV broadcast stations around Kossuth:

  • W34BU (Channel 34; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W46CE (Channel 46; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62CK (Channel 62; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BJ (Channel 20; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W27CL (Channel 27; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W43BH (Channel 43; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W41BT (Channel 41; ACTON, TN; Owner: JULIA F. JONES)
  • WMAE-TV (Channel 12; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W32BG (Channel 32; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W28BO (Channel 28; ACTON, TN; Owner: NORMAN CLOUTIER)
  • W69DB (Channel 69; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W51CG (Channel 51; ACTON, TN; Owner: JULIA F. JONES)
  • W56DA (Channel 56; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53AF (Channel 53; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W06AW (Channel 6; SELMER, TN; Owner: WDTM, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 2,900Total average daily traffic
  • 232Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,350Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kossuth)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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