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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 (2016 population: 14,662)

Population per Square Mile: 148.84

Square Miles: 531.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)77,356191.2%6,484,136
Today (2016)79,092201.2%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*80,941211.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.2%20 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-14752 -12,135
Net International Migration6322 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)384131.7%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,263196.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)14,0281817.7%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)7,378199.3%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,0522124.1%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)20,9122026.4%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)12,4592015.8%14.9%
Median Age38.0  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone323220.4%0.4%
Asian Alone1,038191.3%2.2%
Black Alone863311.1%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone41220.1%0.1%
White75,8061895.8%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups1,021241.3%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic72,8382192.1%93.2%
Hispanic6,254107.9%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)29,58620100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,6561622.5%19.2%
Married Without Children10,5931935.8%30.0%
Single Parents2,214247.5%9.8%
Living Alone6,9842323.6%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)37,90219100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)36,84519100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
22,6341961.4%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$132,90022  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,9522318.9%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$55522  

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 2015 ACS)51,316211.2%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher85.4%69 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree20.7%19 24.1%

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 2015$44,8649107.0%41,940
Median Household Income in 201554,14722107.2%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201510.0%7469.4%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.8%7567.6%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201638420.5%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20165,797250.8%722,928
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, 20151,027191.2%84,008
Births to Teens, 201578151.3%5,876
Deaths, 2015743231.2%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force41,310191.2%3,326,893
Employed39,766191.3%3,179,806
Unemployed1,544211.0%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate3.77784.1%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate3.28780.0%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work48,125100.0%$3,009,002100.0%$62,525
Wage and Salary39,06781.2%$2,193,76872.9%$56,154
Farm Proprietors1,0852.3%$81,4262.7%$75,047
Nonfarm Proprietors7,97316.6%$162,5145.4%$20,383
Farm1,4072.9%$96,9703.2%$68,920
Nonfarm46,71897.1%$2,912,03296.8%$62,332
Private43,30690.0%$2,749,31791.4%$63,486
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,9056.0%$51,6371.7%$17,775
  Arts, Ent., Recreation6101.3%$11,4330.4%$18,743
  Construction1,8373.8%$87,2742.9%$47,509
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,7147.7%$159,8885.3%$43,050
  Information4751.0%$22,5010.7%$47,371
  Manufacturing14,90531.0%$1,652,35154.9%$110,859
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,2542.6%$38,9171.3%$31,034
  Retail Trade4,88510.2%$126,2644.2%$25,847
  Trans., Warehousing8661.8%$35,3611.2%$40,833
  Wholesale Trade1,9054.0%$213,2667.1%$111,951
  Other Private (not above)9,756*20.3%*$343,361*11.4%*$35,195*
Government3,4127.1%$162,7155.4%$47,689

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed281100.0%100.0%$47,547$3,875,847
Single-Family17160.9%75.2%$43,310$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family31.1%0.9%$900$21,320
5+ Family10738.1%20.9%$3,337$372,642

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 2016
Percent of County
Burket1940.2%
Claypool4290.5%
Etna Green5860.7%
Leesburg5600.7%
Mentone9791.2%
Milford1,5652.0%
Nappanee4860.6%*
North Webster1,1601.5%
Pierceton1,0281.3%
Sidney830.1%
Silver Lake9241.2%
Syracuse2,8823.6%
Warsaw14,66218.5%
Winona Lake5,1666.5%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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