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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 (2018 population: 14,941)

Population per Square Mile: 149.31

Square Miles: 531.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)77,354191.2%6,484,192
Today (2018)79,344201.2%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*80,941211.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.6%21 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-2050 3,555
Net International Migration6416 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)296151.5%19,211

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%
White75,6731895.4%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,083251.4%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic72,9532291.9%92.9%
Hispanic6,391128.1%7.1%

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 2018 (estimate)38,73819100.0%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 (2018/2019 Total Reported) 12,866221.2%1,117,590
Public12,676201.2%1,054,903
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 2018$47,79913101.4%47,149
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 201836340.6%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20184,446250.7%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20195,951191.2%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force42,697191.3%3,381,713
Employed41,567191.3%3,265,580
Unemployed1,130241.0%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate2.68776.5%3.4
October 2019 Unemployment Rate2.75790.0%3.0

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
Farm1,5123.0%$59,3362.1%$39,243
Nonfarm49,30297.0%$2,816,36097.9%$57,125
Private46,04890.6%$2,650,99492.2%$57,570
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,8965.7%$54,9851.9%$18,987
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5991.2%$8,3180.3%$13,886
  Construction2,6435.2%$128,8134.5%$48,737
  Health Care, Social Serv.4,0007.9%$188,2856.5%$47,071
  Information4160.8%$20,1580.7%$48,457
  Manufacturing15,99431.5%$1,415,80249.2%$88,521
  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*
Government3,2546.4%$165,3665.8%$50,819

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed324100.0%100.0%$59,777$4,879,857
Single-Family23472.2%76.4%$56,797$4,269,197
2-Family61.9%2.0%360$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family8425.9%21.4%$2,620$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Burket1960.2%
Claypool4320.5%
Etna Green5910.7%
Leesburg5580.7%
Mentone9701.2%
Milford1,5722.0%
Nappanee4790.6%*
North Webster1,1621.5%
Pierceton1,0211.3%
Sidney790.1%
Silver Lake9231.2%
Syracuse2,8823.6%
Warsaw14,94118.8%
Winona Lake4,9266.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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