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Kosciusko County, Indiana

Named in 1836 for Revolutionary War General Tadeusz Kosciuszko of Poland (the "z" was dropped)

County Seat: Warsaw

Largest City: Warsaw (2017 population: 14,748)

Population per Square Mile: 149.05

Square Miles: 531.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)77,356191.2%6,484,192
Today (2017)79,206201.2%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*80,941211.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.4%21 2.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-10065 -976
Net International Migration5922 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)325151.4%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,161196.5%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)13,9241917.6%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)7,433199.4%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,1622024.2%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)20,6992226.1%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)12,8272016.2%15.4%
Median Age38.1  Median Age = 37.7

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone334200.4%0.4%
Asian Alone1,064191.3%2.4%
Black Alone875311.1%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone45230.1%0.1%
White75,8441895.8%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups1,044251.3%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic72,8812292.0%93.0%
Hispanic6,325128.0%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)30,07820100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,5101721.6%19.0%
Married Without Children10,7111935.6%30.0%
Single Parents2,423238.1%9.7%
Living Alone6,9072323.0%28.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)38,48619100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)37,57319100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
22,7021960.4%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$136,70023  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,3762319.6%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$56923  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 13,154211.2%1,110,866
Public13,009201.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)51,671211.2%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher84.8%73 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree21.2%19 24.6%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2016$42,2781998.1%43,097
Median Household Income in 201656,01022107.1%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201610.4%7074.3%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.5%7175.9%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201740350.6%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20175,130250.8%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20176,024201.2%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20161,017191.2%83,063
Births to Teens, 201578151.3%5,876
Deaths, 2015743231.2%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force41,408191.2%3,320,409
Employed40,280191.3%3,203,351
Unemployed1,128251.0%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate2.78677.1%3.5
July 2018 Unemployment Rate2.8175.7%3.7

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work48,800100.0%$2,647,499100.0%$54,252
Wage and Salary39,63781.2%$1,926,98272.8%$48,616
Farm Proprietors1,0842.2%$36,8551.4%$33,999
Nonfarm Proprietors8,07916.6%$147,6185.6%$18,272
Farm1,4102.9%$51,8852.0%$36,798
Nonfarm47,39097.1%$2,595,61498.0%$54,771
Private43,98790.1%$2,430,50191.8%$55,255
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,9926.1%$54,4942.1%$18,213
  Arts, Ent., Recreation6001.2%$7,7670.3%$12,945
  Construction1,8863.9%$91,1563.4%$48,333
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,8317.9%$170,4756.4%$44,499
  Information4450.9%$21,9510.8%$49,328
  Manufacturing14,80330.3%$1,288,40348.7%$87,037
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,3412.7%$43,9961.7%$32,808
  Retail Trade4,99210.2%$133,8565.1%$26,814
  Trans., Warehousing8861.8%$30,5541.2%$34,485
  Wholesale Trade1,9073.9%$219,1068.3%$114,896
  Other Private (not above)10,115*20.7%*$366,970*13.9%*$36,280*
Government3,4037.0%$165,1136.2%$48,520

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed277100.0%100.0%$44,439$4,583,500
Single-Family17964.6%74.2%$41,383$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family9835.4%23.4%$3,057$469,056

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Kosciusko County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Burket1970.2%
Claypool4300.5%
Etna Green5900.7%
Leesburg5560.7%
Mentone9731.2%
Milford1,5662.0%
Nappanee4770.6%*
North Webster1,1581.5%
Pierceton1,0181.3%
Sidney800.1%
Silver Lake9201.2%
Syracuse2,8753.6%
Warsaw14,74818.6%
Winona Lake5,1496.5%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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