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Overview

Introduction to Warsaw, Indiana

Warsaw, Indiana, in Kosciusko county, is 31 miles S of Elkhart, Indiana and 102 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois.

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.

People

Total Population 14,385
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 6,662
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 51.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,558
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,855
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,283
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $733
Median House Value $115,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 10.3%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station ROCHESTER
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
Station LAKEVILLE
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 148 $44,000
Claypool 361 $40,577
Leesburg 589 $57,143
North Webster 1,196 $49,018
Pierceton 1,074 $57,083

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

Warsaw Public Libraries

Library
Warsaw Community Pl
310 E MAIN ST
Warsaw, Indiana
(574) 267-6011
Library Web Site

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Warsaw Hospitals

KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
2101 EAST DUBOIS DRIVE
(574) 372-7611
Emergency Service: Yes

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Warsaw High Schools

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WARSAW COMMUNITY HS
1 TIGER LN
574-267-5174
Serves 1,768 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER
850 E SMITH ST
574-371-5019
A Non-traditional School
Serves 35 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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