Kokomo, Indiana Population 2021

58,216
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Kokomo is a city located in Howard County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Howard County. With a 2020 population of 58,216, it is the 15th largest city in Indiana and the 669th largest city in the United States . Kokomo is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually and its population has increased by 28.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 45,468 in 2010. Kokomo reached it's highest population of 58,216 in 2021. Spanning over 37 miles, Kokomo has a population density of 1,587 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kokomo is $58,952 with a poverty rate of 18.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $695 per month, and the median house value is $89,100. The median age in Kokomo is 40.3 years, 37.2 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.

Kokomo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kokomo was:

  • White: 83.66%
  • Black or African American: 10.51%
  • Two or more races: 2.53%
  • Asian: 1.46%
  • Other race: 1.05%
  • Native American: 0.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Kokomo, Indiana is 58,216 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 57,922.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 45,468.

Kokomo, Indiana Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202183,1182870.35%
202082,8312870.35%
201982,5442870.35%
201882,257470.06%
201782,210-94-0.11%
201682,304-34-0.04%
201582,338-267-0.32%
201482,605-133-0.16%
201382,738-101-0.12%
201282,839420.05%
201182,797450.05%
201082,7520.00%

Kokomo Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White48,64783.66%
Black or African American6,11010.51%
Two or More Races1,4702.53%
Asian8511.46%
Some Other Race6101.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native4280.74%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.05%
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Kokomo Population by Race

Kokomo Population Pyramid $2021

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Kokomo Median Age

40.3


Total

37.2


Male

42.9


Female

Kokomo Adults

There are 45,466 adults, (11,075 of whom are seniors) in Kokomo.

Kokomo Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Kokomo Sex Ratio

Female

30,150

51.85%

Male

27,995

48.15%

Kokomo Population by Age

Kokomo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kokomo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
All63.4%36.6%
Male63.1%36.9%
Non Family53%47%
Female43%57%

63.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kokomo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,7172.2263.4
Non Family10,4641.1853
Married10,0412.9282.5
Female4,0543.0343
Male1,1582.7763.1

2.86

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Kokomo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2103.01%
9th to 12th Grade3,7539.33%
High School Graduate15,08837.52%
Some College9,47923.57%
Associates Degree3,2778.15%
Bachelors Degree4,86812.11%
Graduate Degree2,5356.30%
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Kokomo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kokomo Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White34,07630,1566,235
Black3,5362,873357
Hispanic1,093821196
Asian677594418
2+ Races601527143
Native American37733447
Other Race32127420
Islander1818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.74%.

Kokomo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,408$42,836$28,788
Less Than 9th Grade$20,124$21,746$14,316
High School Graduate$28,188$34,535$21,520
Some College$34,677$44,281$30,095
Bachelors Degree$47,575$64,744$37,541
Graduate Degree$62,264$62,052$62,622

$33,408

Average Earnings

$42,836

Average Male

$28,788

Average Female

Kokomo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kokomo Language by Age

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Kokomo Language

96.01% of Kokomo residents speak only English, while 3.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.34% of the population.

Kokomo Language

Kokomo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White46,2897,56116.33%
Black5,8751,96233.40%
Hispanic2,32356324.24%
Multiple1,44248933.91%
Other5639216.34%
Native4285813.55%
Asian851303.53%

18.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.93%

Male Poverty Rate

19.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kokomo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kokomo is Multiple, with 33.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kokomo is Asian, with 3.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.85%.

Kokomo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.53%
High School14.74%
Some College12.76%
Bachelors or Greater4.59%

Kokomo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.63%
Male Unemployed46.71%
Female Employed13.15%
Male Employed5.49%

Kokomo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kokomo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,797$58,952
Families$57,947$70,958
Married Families$74,296-
Non Families$30,779$39,035
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Income by Household Type

Kokomo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Kokomo Married by Age and Sex

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Kokomo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kokomo Marital Status by Race

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Kokomo Marital Status

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4,232

Number of Veterans

3,907

Male Veterans

325

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,421
First Gulf War761
Second Gulf War664
Korea392
World War II188

Kokomo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,169
65 to 741,051
35 to 54992
55 to 64698
18 to 34322

Kokomo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,6939.51%
Black4049.31%
Hispanic573.81%
Asian537.31%
Native American4310.97%
2+ Races243.36%
Other Race153.88%

Kokomo Veterans by Race

Kokomo Veterans by Education

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9.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kokomo Veterans by Education

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Kokomo Employment by Age

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Kokomo Employment by Race

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Kokomo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.94%

Born in Kokomo

97.84%

Native Born

2.16%

Foreign Born

1.15%

Non Citizen

1.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.84% of Kokomo residents were born in the United States, with 74.94% having been born in Indiana. 1.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kokomo Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202158,216980.17%
202058,118980.17%
201958,020980.17%
201857,922640.11%
201757,858960.17%
201657,762-218-0.38%
201557,980-178-0.31%
201458,158-46-0.08%
201358,204-8-0.01%
201258,21240.01%
201158,208150.03%
201058,19312,0802.35%
200046,1131,1510.25%
199044,962-2,846-0.61%
198047,8083,7660.82%
197044,042-3,155-0.69%
196047,1978,5252.01%
195038,6724,8771.36%
194033,7959520.29%
193032,8432,7760.89%
192030,06713,0575.86%
191017,0106,4014.83%
190010,6092,3482.53%
18908,2614,2197.41%
18804,0420.00%

Kokomo Population by Year