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 57,799 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Kokomo is the 19th largest community in Indiana.

Kokomo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kokomo is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kokomo who work in office and administrative support (11.82%), sales jobs (10.10%), and food service (9.08%).

One of the benefits of Kokomo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.04 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Many people in Kokomo take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Kokomo citizens for affordable transportation.

The citizens of Kokomo are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.67% of adults in Kokomo have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Kokomo in 2010 was $23,800, 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 $95,200 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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