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In-depth information about the Howard County community, including population, educational attainment, labor force, businesses and jobs, income and spending, housing and transportation.
Great skills. Great productivity. Greater Kokomo.
- Industry Week magazine ranked the Kokomo metropolitan statistical area as first in the nation for manufacturing presence, productivity, and strength.
- Our highly trained workforce is drawn from a balanced mix of job experiences.
- Kokomo/Howard County workers are known for having that “strong Midwestern work ethic.”
Howard County Demographics
‘Meet’ the people who make Greater Kokomo a great place to live.
The total population of Howard County is 82,351 and includes the communities of Kokomo (57,836), Greentown (2,375), and Russiaville (1,097). Currently, Howard County is the 18th largest county in Indiana.
Our residents are among the highest income levels statewide.
Quick Facts For Kokomo MSA
- Per Capita Personal Income: $37,356
- Total Personal Income: $3,084,000,000
- Estimated Median Household Income: $48,283
The median family income in 2015 was $59,111, while the median household income in 2015 was $44,226. The average wage per job in 2016 was $46,217, which was a 14 percent increase since 2000. (Stats from U.S. Census Bureau, ACS 5-year estimates and Bureau of Labor Statistics)
This is the right place, tax-wise, for investing and growing.
At a time when other states are raising taxes to keep up with mounting state debt, Indiana’s long history of smart fiscal choices, balanced state budgets and cash reserves in a rainy day fund puts the Hoosier State in a position to actually lower taxes. Indiana’s corporate income tax rate is steadily decreasing each year, from the current 5.75% to 4.9% by 2021.
- Corporate tax cuts – 6% (4.9% by 2021)
- Individual tax cuts – 3.23% (down from 3.4% in 2014)
- No inventory or inheritance tax
And if you need additional data contact The Alliance. We’ve got ready access to all the facts and figures you could want to help you make sound business decisions.
A great community starts with great education.
We believe that a solid educational foundation sets the stage for future success – both for individuals and our community as a whole. We’re proud to have excellent educational opportunities available in our community, starting with K-12 school systems all the way to graduate-level programs.
|Corporation||# Schools||Total Enrollment||2017 Graduation Rate|
|Kokomo School Corporation||11||6,546||82.4%|
|Northwestern School Corporation||4||1,753||98.43%|
|Western School Corporation||4||2,632||97.25%|
|Eastern Howard School Corporation||3||1,465||96.88%|
|Taylor Community School Corporation||3||1,259||85.14%|
Source: Indiana Department of Education, December 2015
COLLEGE EDUCATION IN KOKOMO
Historical inventions drive today’s innovations in Greater Kokomo.
Where does our workforce of over 35,000 go every day? Take a look below at a few of our primary employers in Howard County.
Automobile manufacturer FCA US LLC employs over 8,000 people and operates 3 transmission plants and 1 casting plant facility in Howard County. (Another FCA transmission plant is located just south of Kokomo in Tipton County) . In fact, recent investment from FCA has now made Kokomo the largest automotive transmission-producing community in the world!
Aptiv is a global technology company that develops safer, greener and more connected solutions enabling the future of mobility. Aptiv has 600+ employees.
Automotive manufacturer General Motors employs around 600 at its facilities in Howard County. Its Kokomo Operations provide manufacturing capabilities to GM and Delphi, as well as other companies outside of the automotive industry.
Other key employers in Kokomo and Howard County include:
|Kokomo School Corporation||K-12 Education||1497|
|Community Howard Regional Health||Healthcare||1058|
|St. Vincent Kokomo||Healthcare||850|
|Bona Vista Programs, Inc.||Human Services||523|
|Syndicate Sales, Inc.||Plastics Manufacturing||276|
|Indiana University Kokomo||Higher Education||266|
Please note: this is not an exhaustive list of employers in Kokomo and Howard County. For a list of other employers and organizations, check out the Chamber business directory.