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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 (2022 population: 16,111)

Population per Square Mile: 152.10

Square Miles: 531.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)80,240211.2%6,484,050
Today (2022)80,826211.2%6,833,037
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*83,361211.2%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today0.7%20 0.7%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2021-2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration25219 5,230
Net International Migration22911 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)60155.9%1,024

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%
Two or More Race Groups1,171251.5%2.3%
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 2021 (Includes detail not shown below)31,01220100.0%100.0%
Married With Children5,8132118.7%18.2%
Married Without Children10,3832033.5%29.8%
Single Parents2,886219.3%9.2%
Living Alone8,3332026.9%29.1%

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 2022 (estimate)38,88319100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)38,07919100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2021)$160,50027  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2021)$67217  

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
Adults (25+ in 2021 ACS)53,603221.2%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher87.7%69 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree24.3%22 27.8%

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 202166,52520106.1%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 20219.4%6677.7%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.3%7178.3%15.7%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202225290.6%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20224,194260.7%611,203
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%80,851
Births to Teens, 202162121.6%3,845
Deaths, 2019770221.2%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force40,920211.2%3,404,443
Annual Unemployment Rate2.56783.3%3.0
August 2023 Unemployment Rate3.824102.7%3.7

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
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,8255.9%$70,3902.3%$24,917
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5601.2%$8,9140.3%$15,918
  Health Care, Social Serv.3,8237.9%$206,1326.7%$53,919
  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*

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, 2022UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed356100.0%100.0%$88,016$6,635,992
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.5%$0$14,702
5+ Family7621.3%32.6%$9,499$1,031,387

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 2022
Percent of County
Etna Green5730.7%
North Webster1,0021.2%
Silver Lake8751.1%
Winona Lake5,1066.3%
* 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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