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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, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,205196.6%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)13,6032017.1%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)7,152199.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,5162124.6%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)20,2592325.5%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)13,7212017.3%16.1%
Median Age38.5  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone336210.4%0.4%
Asian Alone1,387191.7%2.6%
Black Alone913321.1%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone46220.1%0.1%
White75,6601895.2%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups1,114251.4%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic72,9732291.8%92.7%
Hispanic6,483128.2%7.3%

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)
22,5632059.0%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$146,00020  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,1132121.2%27.6%
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
Public12,589201.2%1,050,614
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 2019$48,4251699.5%48,678
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
Employed41,248191.3%3,275,056
Unemployed1,190201.1%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate2.87184.8%3.3
October 2020 Unemployment Rate4.04683.3%4.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work50,793100.0%$2,956,411100.0%$58,205
Wage and Salary41,18181.1%$2,142,10372.5%$52,017
Farm Proprietors1,0492.1%$24,5800.8%$23,432
Nonfarm Proprietors8,56316.9%$203,5536.9%$23,771
Farm1,4502.9%$40,5551.4%$27,969
Nonfarm49,34397.1%$2,915,85698.6%$59,094
Private46,07490.7%$2,737,57592.6%$59,417
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,9065.7%$59,1962.0%$20,370
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5881.2%$8,5410.3%$14,526
  Construction2,4764.9%$126,5284.3%$51,102
  Health Care, Social Serv.4,0137.9%$191,5016.5%$47,720
  Information3740.7%$18,0860.6%$48,358
  Manufacturing15,91831.3%$1,461,51249.4%$91,815
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,6043.2%$65,3382.2%$40,734
  Retail Trade4,7809.4%$149,7495.1%$31,328
  Trans., Warehousing9121.8%$33,1441.1%$36,342
  Wholesale Trade1,6583.3%$198,5166.7%$119,732
  Other Private (not above)10,634*20.9%*$415,291*14.0%*$39,053*
Government3,2696.4%$178,2816.0%$54,537

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
Single-Family22771.8%73.1%$59,028$4,298,385
2-Family20.6%1.6%30$48,202
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

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Burket1950.2%
Claypool4340.5%
Etna Green5890.7%
Leesburg5520.7%
Mentone9681.2%
Milford1,5652.0%
Nappanee4750.6%*
North Webster1,1681.5%
Pierceton1,0211.3%
Sidney810.1%
Silver Lake9231.2%
Syracuse2,8823.6%
Warsaw15,15019.1%
Winona Lake4,9026.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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