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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population58,075
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+24,531
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.7%
Median Earnings25+$30,534
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,039
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,339

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,652
% Above Poverty Level79.7%
% Below Poverty Level20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone35.4%
Median Gross Rent$659
Median House Value$83,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25%
German20.3%
Irish12.1%
English8.8%
Italian2.4%
Polish1.9%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Dutch1.3%
Swedish0.9%
Welsh0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Swiss0.2%
African0.2%
Russian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Kokomo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Howard County
Standard Zip Codes46901, 46902
P.O. Box Zip Codes46903, 46904
Phone Area Codes765
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude40.53
Approximate Longitude-86.17

Kokomo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKOKOMO 3 WSW
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip41.5 inches
StationELWOOD WASTEWATER PLANT
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationLOGANSPORT RADIO WSAL
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bunker Hill533$49,167
Galveston1,232$51,406
Greentown2,454$61,134
Russiaville1,108$60,000
Sharpsville812$56,000
Walton1,356$49,917

Kokomo Public Libraries

Kokomo-howard County Public Library
220 NORTH UNION STREET
Kokomo, Indiana
(765) 457-3242

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Kokomo Hospitals

Community Howard Regional Health Inc
(Non-profit)
3500 S Lafountain St
(765) 453-8371
Community Howard Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
829 N Dixon Rd
(765) 452-6700
St Joseph Hospital & Health Center Inc
(Non-profit)
1907 W Sycamore St
(765) 456-5300

Kokomo Public Schools

Bon Air Elementary Sch
2800 Apperson Way N
ZIP: 46901
(765) 454-7030
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Bon Air Middle Sch
2796 Apperson Way N
ZIP: 46901
(765) 454-7025
Middle
Total Enrollment 268
Central Middle School
303 E Superior
ZIP: 46901
(765) 454-7000
Middle
Total Enrollment 517
Elwood Haynes Elementary School
910 S Cooper
ZIP: 46901
(765) 454-7050
Primary
Total Enrollment 805
Howard Elementary School
3526 N 300 E
ZIP: 46901
(765) 454-2326
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Lafayette Park Elementary Sch
919 N Korby St
ZIP: 46901
(765) 454-7060
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Northwestern Elementary Sch
4223 W Rd 350 N
ZIP: 46901
(765) 454-2335
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Northwestern Middle School
3431 N 400 W
ZIP: 46901
(765) 454-2323
Middle
Total Enrollment 294
Northwestern Sr High Sch
3431 N 400 W
ZIP: 46901
(765) 454-2332
High
Total Enrollment 556
Pettit Park School
901 W Havens
ZIP: 46901
(765) 454-7075
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Sycamore Elementary Sch
1600 E Sycamore
ZIP: 46901
(765) 454-7090
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
The Excel Center - Kokomo
101 W Superior St
ZIP: 46901
(317) 524-4501
High
Total Enrollment 350
Wallace Elementary School
2326 W Jefferson St
ZIP: 46901
(765) 455-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
Boulevard Elementary School
1901 W Blvd
ZIP: 46902
(765) 455-8070
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Kokomo Area Career Center
2415 S Berkley Rd
ZIP: 46902
(765) 455-8021
Other
Kokomo High School
2501 S Berkley
ZIP: 46902
(765) 455-8040
High
Total Enrollment 1865
Maple Crest Middle Sch
2727 S Washington
ZIP: 46902
(765) 455-8085
Middle
Total Enrollment 544
Taylor Elementary School
5500 Wea Dr
ZIP: 46902
(765) 453-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Taylor High School
3794 E Cr 300 S
ZIP: 46902
(765) 453-1101
High
Total Enrollment 442
Taylor Middle School
3794 E Cr 300 S
ZIP: 46902
(765) 455-5186
Middle
Total Enrollment 270

Kokomo Private Schools

Acacia Academy
830 S Main St
ZIP: 46901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
Agape Garden Montessori School
804 S Purdum St
ZIP: 46901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Bethany Fellowship School
5169 N 600 E
ZIP: 46901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
Christian Heritage Academy
3007 E Carter St
ZIP: 46901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Fd Reese Christian Academy
1599 E Sycamore St
ZIP: 46901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Millerview Amish School
3518 N 700 E
ZIP: 46901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Kokomo Christian School
2635 S Dixon Rd
ZIP: 46902
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Redeemer Lutheran School
705 E Southway Blvd
ZIP: 46902
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
Sts Joan Of Arc & Patrick School
3155 S 200 W
ZIP: 46902
Elementary
Total Enrollment 274
Temple Christian School
1700 S Goyer Rd
ZIP: 46902
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
The Childrens Garden
1206 S Dixon Rd
ZIP: 46902
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
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