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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, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,926206.1%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)14,0382217.5%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)7,092198.9%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,6992224.6%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)20,1512325.2%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)14,2001917.7%16.4%
Median Age38.9  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone390190.5%0.4%
Asian Alone1,289191.6%2.7%
Black Alone934321.2%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone53230.1%0.1%
White76,2691895.2%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups1,171251.5%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic73,1962291.4%92.3%
Hispanic6,910128.6%7.7%

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 (2021/2022 Total Reported) 11,992231.1%1,120,155
Public11,445231.1%1,036,519
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 2021$55,6251598.5%56,497
Median Household Income in 202062,26934102.4%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 20208.2%7770.7%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1810.1%7967.8%14.9%
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 2021/20224,773241.0%481,568

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
October 2022 Unemployment Rate2.74296.4%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work48,277100.0%$3,093,873100.0%$64,086
Wage and Salary38,54179.8%$2,165,56370.0%$56,189
Farm Proprietors1,0342.1%$102,2613.3%$98,898
Nonfarm Proprietors8,70218.0%$266,5638.6%$30,632
Farm1,3692.8%$116,1873.8%$84,870
Nonfarm46,90897.2%$2,977,68696.2%$63,479
Private43,74590.6%$2,797,16590.4%$63,943
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,8255.9%$70,3902.3%$24,917
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5601.2%$8,9140.3%$15,918
  Construction2,7175.6%$149,6164.8%$55,067
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,8237.9%$206,1326.7%$53,919
  Information3100.6%$16,9760.5%$54,761
  Manufacturing14,22029.5%$1,337,34443.2%$94,047
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,3662.8%$70,2562.3%$51,432
  Retail Trade4,6169.6%$162,2725.2%$35,154
  Trans., Warehousing1,0122.1%$40,3221.3%$39,844
  Wholesale Trade1,8983.9%$276,3458.9%$145,598
  Other Private (not above)10,209*21.1%*$445,242*14.4%*$43,613*
Government3,1636.6%$180,5215.8%$57,073

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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