Introduction to Kokomo, Indiana

Kokomo, Indiana, in Howard county, is 35 miles NW of Anderson, Indiana and 49 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Kokomo History

A trading post for European-Americans and Native Americans was set up in this area in the early 19th century. The first trading post was established by David Foster in Howard County. Foster donated about 40 acres of land in 1844 to be used for the creation of a county seat in Kokomo. The City of Kokomo was incorporated in 1865. Kokomo has also been known as the "City of Firsts," because it has been home to many important inventions.

Kokomo and nearby Attractions

  • Elwood Haynes Museum
  • Automotive Heritage Museum
  • Howard County Historical Museum
  • American Legion Golf Course
  • Kokomo Country Club
  • Foster Park

Things To Do In Kokomo

The museums of the city provide interesting and informative experiences to visitors of Kokomo. The residents of Kokomo celebrate several festivals annually, some of which are the Haynes Apperson Festival, Oktoberfest, Rib Fest and Strawberry Festival.

Kokomo Transportation

Grissom Arb Airport has facilities for air transportation.

Kokomo Higher Education

The local institutions for higher education include Indiana University and Ivy Tech State College.


Total Population 58,054
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 24,218
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 46.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.8%
Median Earnings25+ $29,955
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,614
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,764


Median Family Income $52,216
% Above Poverty Level 78.7%
% Below Poverty Level 21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%


People Living Alone 35.3%
Median Gross Rent $641
Median House Value $81,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 11.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kokomo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NW of Anderson, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Howard
Metro Area Kokomo
Standard Zip Codes 46901, 46902
P.O. Box Zip Codes 46903, 46904
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.486
Longitude -86.133

Kokomo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KOKOMO 3 WSW
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bunker Hill 603 $45,313
Galveston 1,068 $52,708
Greentown 2,710 $60,323
Russiaville 1,104 $56,905
Sharpsville 695 $56,250
Walton 1,102 $48,063

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kokomo Public Libraries

Kokomo-howard County Pl
Kokomo, Indiana
(765) 457-3242
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Kokomo Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(765) 456-5300
Emergency Service: Yes

(Government - Local)
(765) 453-8371
Emergency Service: Yes

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Kokomo High Schools

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Serves 1,882 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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Serves 556 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

3794 E CR 300 S
Serves 478 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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