Kokomo, IN

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Living in Kokomo

Kokomo is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 57,869 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Kokomo is the 19th largest community in Indiana.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Kokomo is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.60% of the Kokomo workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Kokomo is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kokomo who work in office and administrative support (8.99%), sales jobs (8.54%), and food service (8.04%).

Also of interest is that Kokomo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.88 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Kokomo who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.65% of the adults in Kokomo have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kokomo in 2010 was $25,372, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,488 for a family of four. However, Kokomo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kokomo is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kokomo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kokomo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kokomo include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Kokomo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.