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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: 148.64

Square Miles: 531.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)77,355191.2%6,484,050
Today (2020)78,988211.2%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*83,328201.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.1%25 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-73687 1,323
Net International Migration8315 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)205151.5%13,740

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 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)30,99720100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,1572019.9%18.5%
Married Without Children10,8491935.0%29.7%
Single Parents2,867219.2%9.3%
Living Alone7,2382323.4%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 2019 (estimate)39,08519100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)38,52619100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
23,1791960.2%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$150,00022  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,8182320.3%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$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 2019 ACS)52,826211.2%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher85.7%75 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree23.3%21 26.5%

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 201964,67716112.3%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20199.0%7175.6%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1811.1%7773.5%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202045260.7%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20204,809250.7%659,095
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, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force41,420191.2%3,319,010
Employed38,879191.3%3,082,982
Unemployed2,541211.1%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate6.16285.9%7.1
March 2021 Unemployment Rate3.76878.7%4.7

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed341100.0%100.0%$68,209$5,872,297
Single-Family25675.1%76.2%$65,558$5,209,930
2-Family00.0%2.5%0$83,895
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family8524.9%20.6%$2,651$552,508

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%
Warsaw15,15019.2%
Winona Lake4,9026.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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