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Kokomo, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Kokomo had a population of 59,233 as of July 1, 2020. Kokomo ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kokomo is located at latitude 40.4864 and longitude -86.1336 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kokomo encompass a land area of 30.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 810 feet.

The City of Kokomo (GNIS ID: 2395560) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Kokomo is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.


Kokomo, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 59,233 (100%)
Population in Households 58,074 (98.0%)
Population in Families 44,357 (74.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,159 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 1,615
Diversity Index2 37


Median Household Income $50,288
Average Household Income $63,848
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $27,341
Wealth Index5 61


Total HU (Housing Units) 29,317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,977 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,520 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,820 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $93,719
Average Home Value $122,460
Housing Affordability Index3 311


Total Households 25,497
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 15,371
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.25% 0.26%
Households 0.29% 0.29%
Families 0.17% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
Owner Occupied HU   0.17%


Kokomo, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kokomo to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 98th
Population Density # 223 67th
Median Household Income # 436 36th
Housing Affordability Index # 486 72nd
Per Capita Income # 266 61st
Diversity Index # 80 89th

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