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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%6,484,125
Today (2017)79,206201.2%6,660,082
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*80,941211.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.4%21 2.7%

*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 -1,639
Net International Migration5922 9,067
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)325151.7%19,482

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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)30,26520100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,3732021.1%18.8%
Married Without Children10,6951935.3%30.0%
Single Parents2,615238.6%9.6%
Living Alone6,7582322.3%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)38,03719100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
22,6321959.5%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$142,70018  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,6332320.1%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$58024  

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 2017 ACS)52,041201.2%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher84.8%79 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree22.3%19 25.3%

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 2017$45,17715100.1%45,150
Median Household Income in 201762,66612115.8%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201710.4%6478.2%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.1%6579.2%17.8%
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, 201663171.2%5,294
Deaths, 2016656241.0%63,492

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
December 2018 Unemployment Rate2.78079.4%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work49,360100.0%$2,716,743100.0%$55,039
Wage and Salary40,03781.1%$1,973,95672.7%$49,303
Farm Proprietors1,0682.2%$24,4010.9%$22,847
Nonfarm Proprietors8,25516.7%$168,0106.2%$20,353
Farm1,4482.9%$39,8411.5%$27,515
Nonfarm47,91297.1%$2,676,90298.5%$55,871
Private44,61490.4%$2,514,31592.5%$56,357
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,9015.9%$55,2232.0%$19,036
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5921.2%$9,2580.3%$15,639
  Construction2,4144.9%$115,2964.2%$47,761
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,7757.6%$177,8486.5%$47,112
  Information4340.9%$22,0210.8%$50,740
  Manufacturing15,22330.8%$1,318,95848.5%$86,642
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,3172.7%$49,6981.8%$37,736
  Retail Trade4,93710.0%$142,0555.2%$28,774
  Trans., Warehousing8911.8%$39,2851.4%$44,091
  Wholesale Trade1,5953.2%$188,2236.9%$118,008
  Other Private (not above)10,338*20.9%*$391,275*14.4%*$37,848*
Government3,2986.7%$162,5876.0%$49,299

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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