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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 (2021 population: 15,865)

Population per Square Mile: 150.75

Square Miles: 531.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)77,355191.2%6,484,050
Today (2021)80,106221.2%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*83,328201.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today3.6%21 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-2068 14,280
Net International Migration5814 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)3220.4%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,000206.3%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)13,5522117.2%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)7,024198.9%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,4652224.6%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)19,9332325.2%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)14,0142017.7%16.5%
Median Age38.8  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone393190.5%0.4%
Asian Alone1,402191.8%2.7%
Black Alone930331.2%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone53230.1%0.1%
White75,1341895.1%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups1,076251.4%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic72,3942291.7%92.6%
Hispanic6,594128.3%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)31,46220100.0%100.0%
Married With Children5,8442218.6%18.3%
Married Without Children10,4192033.1%29.8%
Single Parents3,1861810.1%9.3%
Living Alone8,3362026.5%29.0%

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 2021 (estimate)38,53119100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)38,81719100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
23,5042060.6%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$153,50023  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,9582220.5%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$62521  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 12,794231.2%1,112,460
Public12,313221.2%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)52,939221.2%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher86.8%72 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree24.3%22 27.2%

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 2020$51,6871499.5%51,926
Median Household Income in 201964,67716112.3%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20199.0%7175.6%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1811.1%7773.5%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202142260.7%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20214,667250.7%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20205,914201.2%507,739

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, 2019949201.2%80,859
Births to Teens, 201763161.2%5,152
Deaths, 2019770221.2%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force40,499211.2%3,321,548
Employed39,392211.2%3,203,166
Unemployed1,107220.9%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.76375.0%3.6
May 2022 Unemployment Rate2.07280.0%2.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work47,815100.0%$2,998,045100.0%$62,701
Wage and Salary38,85881.3%$2,118,18270.7%$54,511
Farm Proprietors1,0402.2%$64,0142.1%$61,552
Nonfarm Proprietors7,91716.6%$235,6847.9%$29,769
Farm1,4012.9%$79,0222.6%$56,404
Nonfarm46,41497.1%$2,919,02397.4%$62,891
Private43,21090.4%$2,741,54091.4%$63,447
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,5995.4%$56,5711.9%$21,766
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4871.0%$7,0760.2%$14,530
  Construction2,4335.1%$132,4024.4%$54,419
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,9788.3%$198,5966.6%$49,924
  Information3140.7%$18,9030.6%$60,201
  Manufacturing14,73330.8%$1,376,73945.9%$93,446
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,4533.0%$67,6272.3%$46,543
  Retail Trade4,4959.4%$149,8095.0%$33,328
  Trans., Warehousing8361.7%$37,9211.3%$45,360
  Wholesale Trade1,8883.9%$257,9118.6%$136,605
  Other Private (not above)9,809*20.5%*$426,909*14.2%*$43,522*
Government3,2046.7%$177,4835.9%$55,394

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed369100.0%100.0%$75,825$7,583,249
Single-Family26571.8%74.4%$72,581$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family10428.2%22.7%$3,244$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
Burket1250.2%
Claypool3960.5%
Etna Green5670.7%
Leesburg5510.7%
Mentone9391.2%
Milford1,6082.0%
Nappanee3200.4%*
North Webster9951.2%
Pierceton9281.2%
Sidney1290.2%
Silver Lake8711.1%
Syracuse3,0673.8%
Warsaw15,86519.8%
Winona Lake5,0576.3%
* 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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