Introduction to Warsaw, Indiana

Warsaw, Indiana, in Kosciusko county, is 31 miles S of Elkhart, Indiana and 102 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois. The city has a population of 12,415.

Warsaw History

The community was named after the capital city of Poland as a tribute to Thaddeus Kosciusko, the Polish-Lithuanian and American general. The city was platted on October 21, 1836. Prior to this, the region was mostly occupied by trappers, traders and merchants who supplied manufactured goods to the local farmers. With many lakes in the area, Warsaw soon became a popular attraction for tourists, many of whom set up homes in the area. It was incorporated as a town in March, 1854.

Warsaw and nearby Attractions

  • Billy Sunday Historic Site Museum
  • Pike Lake
  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • Tokens 'n' Tickets

Things To Do In Warsaw

While in Warsaw, one can visit the Billy Sunday Historic Site Museum and the Kosciusko County Historical Society- Jail Museum. The city has a number of beautiful lakes and creeks, the banks of which are popular tourist spots. Among these are Pike Lake, Center Lake, Eagle Creek, Walnut Creek and Deeds Creek.

Warsaw Transportation

Elkhart Municipal Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Warsaw Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University-South Bend and Indiana Wesleyan University.


Total Population 14,179
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,680
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,722
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,729
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,957


Median Family Income $55,891
% Above Poverty Level 86.2%
% Below Poverty Level 13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $695
Median House Value $115,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.4%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 12.1%

Warsaw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles S of Elkhart, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois
County Kosciusko
Standard Zip Codes 46580, 46582
P.O. Box Zip Codes 46581
Phone Area Codes 574
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.238
Longitude -85.853

Warsaw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station WARSAW
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burket 159 $65,909
Claypool 313 $41,719
Leesburg 649 $51,250
North Webster 1,235 $47,656
Pierceton 1,154 $51,635

Warsaw Public Libraries

Warsaw Community Pl
Warsaw, Indiana
(574) 267-6011
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Warsaw Hospitals

(574) 372-7611
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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