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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 (2023 population: 16,097)

Population per Square Mile: 151.23

Square Miles: 531.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)80,240211.2%6,484,050
Today (2023)80,364221.2%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*83,361211.2%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today0.2%23 1.1%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2022-2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-39087 4,599
Net International Migration13316 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)53200.7%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2023NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,693215.8%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)14,0432217.5%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)7,245199.0%9.6%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,6702324.5%25.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)19,6232324.4%24.2%
Seniors (65 and older)15,0901918.8%17.2%
Median Age39.3  Median Age = 38.2

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2023NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone443190.6%0.5%
Asian Alone1,144211.4%2.9%
Black Alone1,031321.3%10.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone55240.1%0.1%
White76,4681995.2%83.7%
Two or More Race Groups1,223261.5%2.5%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic72,4422390.1%91.2%
Hispanic7,922139.9%8.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)31,32521100.0%100.0%
Married With Children5,6702118.1%18.1%
Married Without Children10,5511933.7%29.6%
Single Parents2,742228.8%9.0%
Living Alone8,5432127.3%29.4%

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 2023 (estimate)39,22719100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)38,31219100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
23,8522062.3%63.5%
Median Value (2022)$183,30028  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,4732219.5%27.1%
Median Rent (2022)$73918  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 12,007231.1%1,124,094
Public11,352231.1%1,035,718
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)54,022221.2%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher87.8%70 90%
with B.A. or higher degree24.1%25 28.2%

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 2022$57,6071898.8%58,323
Median Household Income in 202271,61121107.3%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 202210.7%5885.6%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.8%6583.1%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202225290.6%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20224,194260.7%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20235,634211.1%511,735

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, 2021943201.2%79,946
Births to Teens, 202162121.6%3,845
Deaths, 2019770221.2%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force40,657211.2%3,401,387
Employed39,287211.2%3,288,017
Unemployed1,370191.2%113,370
Annual Unemployment Rate3.428103.0%3.3
May 2024 Unemployment Rate4.1193.2%4.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work49,545100.0%$3,293,872100.0%$66,482
Wage and Salary38,96978.7%$2,284,30569.4%$58,619
Farm Proprietors1,0162.1%$142,6244.3%$140,378
Nonfarm Proprietors9,56019.3%$310,7459.4%$32,505
Farm1,3172.7%$158,9384.8%$120,682
Nonfarm48,22897.3%$3,134,93495.2%$65,002
Private45,07091.0%$2,950,80289.6%$65,472
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3,0866.2%$77,3792.3%$25,074
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5461.1%$10,2950.3%$18,855
  Construction2,7315.5%$155,6804.7%$57,005
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,8227.7%$218,7996.6%$57,247
  Information3460.7%$15,6810.5%$45,321
  Manufacturing14,15128.6%$1,401,12142.5%$99,012
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,4562.9%$80,6532.4%$55,394
  Retail Trade4,7659.6%$178,2765.4%$37,414
  Trans., Warehousing1,2272.5%$47,3741.4%$38,610
  Wholesale Trade1,9614.0%$298,0269.0%$151,977
  Other Private (not above)10,785*21.8%*$457,856*13.9%*$42,453*
Government3,1586.4%$184,1325.6%$58,307

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, 2023UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed277100.0%100.0%$92,579$7,695,489
Single-Family27599.3%63.0%$92,107$5,961,199
2-Family20.7%2.0%472$99,053
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$40,460
5+ Family00.0%34.2%$0$1,594,777

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 2023
Percent of County
Burket1220.2%
Claypool3970.5%
Etna Green5690.7%
Leesburg5480.7%
Mentone9221.1%
Milford1,6062.0%
Nappanee3150.4%*
North Webster9941.2%
Pierceton9251.2%
Sidney1280.2%
Silver Lake8681.1%
Syracuse3,2174.0%
Warsaw16,09720.0%
Winona Lake5,0996.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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