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Kosciusko County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Kosciusko County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1836
Seat Warsaw
Largest City Warsaw
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

554.39 sq mi (1,436 km²)
531.38 sq mi (1,376 km²)
23.01 sq mi (60 km²), 4.15%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

77,358
144/sq mi (55.57/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.kcgov.com
Named for: Tadeusz Kościuszko
Indiana county number 43

Kosciusko County (/ˌkɒskiˈʌsk/ KOSS-kee-USS-koh) is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. Census 2010 recorded the population at 77,358. The county seat is Warsaw.

The county was formed in 1836. It was named after the Polish general Tadeusz Kościuszko who served in the American Revolutionary War and then returned to Poland. The county seat is named after Warsaw, the capital of Poland.

Geographical features

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 554.39 square miles (1,435.9 km2), of which 531.38 square miles (1,376.3 km2) (or 95.85%) is land and 23.01 square miles (59.6 km2) (or 4.15%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • US 30.svg U.S. Route 30
  • Indiana 10.svg Indiana State Road 10
  • Indiana 13.svg Indiana State Road 13
  • Indiana 14.svg Indiana State Road 14
  • Indiana 15.svg Indiana State Road 15
  • Indiana 19.svg Indiana State Road 19
  • Indiana 25.svg Indiana State Road 25

Airport

  • KASW - Warsaw Municipal Airport
  • KC03 - Nappannee Municipal Airport

Community

Kosciusko-county-lakes
Southern Kosciusko County is dotted with small lakes like Beaver Dam Lake (foreground) near Silver Lake.

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Townships

  • Clay
  • Etna
  • Franklin
  • Harrison
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Lake
  • Monroe
  • Plain
  • Prairie
  • Scott
  • Seward
  • Tippecanoe
  • Turkey Creek
  • Van Buren
  • Washington
  • Wayne

Climate and weather

Weather chart for Warsaw, Indiana
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1.5
 
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2.1
 
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3.4
 
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3.8
 
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4.5
 
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3.7
 
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4.1
 
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3.2
 
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3
 
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2.6
 
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel

In recent years, average temperatures in Warsaw have ranged from a low of 15 °F (−9 °C) in January to a high of 82 °F (28 °C) in July, although a record low of −25 °F (−32 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 103 °F (39 °C) was recorded in July 1976. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.45 inches (37 mm) in February to 4.51 inches (115 mm) in June.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 4,170
1850 10,243 145.6%
1860 17,418 70.0%
1870 23,531 35.1%
1880 26,494 12.6%
1890 28,645 8.1%
1900 29,109 1.6%
1910 27,936 −4.0%
1920 27,120 −2.9%
1930 27,488 1.4%
1940 29,561 7.5%
1950 33,002 11.6%
1960 40,373 22.3%
1970 48,127 19.2%
1980 59,555 23.7%
1990 65,294 9.6%
2000 74,057 13.4%
2010 77,358 4.5%
Est. 2015 78,620 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 77,358 people, 29,197 households, and 20,740 families residing in the county. The population density was 145.6 inhabitants per square mile (56.2/km2). There were 37,038 housing units at an average density of 69.7 per square mile (26.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.3% white, 0.8% Asian, 0.7% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 3.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 7.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 33.5% were German, 11.5% were Irish, 10.8% were English, and 8.2% were American.

Of the 29,197 households, 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.0% were non-families, and 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07. The median age was 37.7 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $56,305. Males had a median income of $44,358 versus $29,320 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,019. About 7.0% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.


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