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"City of Firsts"

Kokomo is a city in Howard County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after a Miami chief.

The latitude of Kokomo is 40.486N. The longitude is -86.133W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 810 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,154.


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Median household income
Local
$36,258
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kokomo demographic reports
Kokomo is on Wildcat Creek.
Natural gas was discovered here in 1886.
Kokomo's nickname, "City of Firsts," comes from the community's innovative residents who developed mechanical corn-pickers and canned tomato juice, among many other things.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 194. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Strawberry Festival - June 7, 2007
  • Rib Fest - June 16, 2007
  • Haynes Apperson Festival - June 29-30, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kokomo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Elwood Haynes Museum, Howard County Historical Museum, Automotive Heritage Museum
Colleges and universities: Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 67

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Kokomo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Howard County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kokomo area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46902 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Kokomo residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kokomo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kokomo was $20,083, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Kokomo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Kokomo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $426.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $742.


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Libraries in Kokomo include Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, South Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kokomo include Kokomo Perspective, Kokomo Tribune

TV stations in Kokomo include WTTK.

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Howard County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kokomo political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Kokomo workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kokomo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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