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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 (2013 population: 14,042)

Population per Square Mile: 146.71

Square Miles: 531.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)77,356191.2%6,483,797
Today (2013)77,963201.2%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*80,941211.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.8%24 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-7550 -1,179
Net International Migration7618 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)354161.4%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,048196.5%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)14,3281818.4%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)7,193199.2%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)18,9882124.4%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)20,9222026.8%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)11,4842214.7%13.9%
Median Age38.1  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone310220.4%0.4%
Asian Alone906191.2%1.9%
Black Alone764321.0%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone34230.0%0.1%
White75,0991896.3%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups850251.1%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic71,8632192.2%93.6%
Hispanic6,100107.8%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)30,11319100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,3451524.4%20.2%
Married Without Children10,2431934.0%30.1%
Single Parents2,219257.4%9.8%
Living Alone7,3442324.4%27.6%

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 2013 (estimate)37,23719100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)36,99919100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
23,4831963.5%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$133,30020  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,6302317.9%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$53523  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 13,578191.2%1,115,499
Public13,427181.3%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)50,537201.2%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher85.3%56 87%
with B.A. or higher degree20.2%19 23%

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 2012$39,56817103.8%38,119
Median Household Income in 201250,15321106.8%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201211.4%7073.5%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.4%7274.2%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201358370.5%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20137,788240.8%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20136,623181.3%509,427

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, 20121,029201.2%83,250
Births to Teens, 201290191.2%7,431
Deaths, 2012713221.2%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force41,044191.3%3,179,935
Employed38,492191.3%2,940,897
Unemployed2,552221.1%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate6.28182.7%7.5
September 2014 Unemployment Rate4.0175.5%5.3

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$2,298,932100.0%
Wage and Salary$1,652,71371.9%
Farm Proprietors$46,8162.0%
Nonfarm Proprietors$121,0005.3%
Farm$58,7552.6%
Nonfarm$2,240,17797.4%
Private$2,082,56690.6%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$41,3051.8%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$7,0160.3%
  Construction$60,0072.6%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$153,0896.7%
  Information$21,9191.0%
  Manufacturing$1,172,54051.0%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$31,9681.4%
  Retail Trade$117,5115.1%
  Trans., Warehousing$31,1971.4%
  Wholesale Trade$164,5377.2%
  Other Private (not above)$276,465*12.0%*
Government$157,6116.9%

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed262100.0%100.0%$35,721$3,065,788
Single-Family14856.5%67.3%$32,166$2,631,508
2-Family00.0%2.2%0$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family11443.5%29.6%$3,556$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Burket1950.3%
Claypool4320.6%
Etna Green5850.8%
Leesburg5560.7%
Mentone9921.3%
Milford1,5572.0%
Nappanee4870.6%*
North Webster1,1471.5%
Pierceton1,0251.3%
Sidney830.1%
Silver Lake9171.2%
Syracuse2,8653.7%
Warsaw14,04218.0%
Winona Lake4,9386.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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