Attala County

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Attala County, Mississippi

230 W Washington St
Kosciusko, MS 39090
Phone: (662) 289-2921
Fax: (662) 289-7662

In central MS, southwest of Columbus; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Choctaw cession. Name Origin: Either from Cherokee otale 'mountain,' or Attala, an Indian heroine.

Area (sq mi):: 737.10 (land 735.13; water 1.97) Population per square mile: 26.60
Population 2005: 19,552 State rank: 51 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 6.40% Population 2000: 19,661 (White 57.80%; Black or African American 40.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 37.30
Income 2000: per capita $13,782; median household $24,794; Population below poverty level: 21.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,502-$21,054
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 28.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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