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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 (2019 population: 15,150)

Population per Square Mile: 149.52

Square Miles: 531.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)77,355191.2%6,484,192
Today (2019)79,456201.2%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*83,328201.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.7%23 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-34686 3,997
Net International Migration8519 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)305121.6%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,179196.5%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)13,7381917.3%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)7,179199.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,4322024.5%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)20,5422325.9%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)13,2742016.7%15.8%
Median Age38.4  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone334210.4%0.4%
Asian Alone1,282191.6%2.5%
Black Alone924311.2%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone48220.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,083251.4%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)30,67620100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,3061920.6%18.6%
Married Without Children10,8741935.4%29.9%
Single Parents2,609238.5%9.5%
Living Alone6,9412322.6%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)39,08519100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)38,25819100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2018)$146,00020  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2018)$61322  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 12,773221.1%1,111,333
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)52,331211.2%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher85.5%71 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree22.7%20 25.9%

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 2018$47,79913101.4%47,149
Median Household Income in 201857,36731102.9%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 20189.0%7769.2%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.3%7270.3%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201931350.6%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20194,454250.8%581,821
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, 20171,057181.3%82,170
Births to Teens, 201763161.2%5,152
Deaths, 2017718231.1%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force42,438191.3%3,387,366
Annual Unemployment Rate2.87184.8%3.3
April 2020 Unemployment Rate19.226112.3%17.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work50,814100.0%$2,875,696100.0%$56,593
Wage and Salary41,22581.1%$2,085,08572.5%$50,578
Farm Proprietors1,0552.1%$39,7451.4%$37,673
Nonfarm Proprietors8,53416.8%$183,2926.4%$21,478
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,8965.7%$54,9851.9%$18,987
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5991.2%$8,3180.3%$13,886
  Health Care, Social Serv.4,0007.9%$188,2856.5%$47,071
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,4752.9%$53,6651.9%$36,383
  Retail Trade4,9199.7%$144,4215.0%$29,360
  Trans., Warehousing1,0202.0%$33,8111.2%$33,148
  Wholesale Trade1,6103.2%$195,6496.8%$121,521
  Other Private (not above)10,264*20.2%*$401,301*14.0%*$39,098*

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed316100.0%100.0%$61,772$4,988,366
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family8727.5%24.6%$2,714$615,228

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

in 2019
Percent of County
Etna Green5890.7%
North Webster1,1681.5%
Silver Lake9231.2%
Winona Lake4,9026.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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