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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Kokomo is a town in Indiana with a population of 57,941. Kokomo is in Howard County. Living in Kokomo offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kokomo there are a lot of parks. Many families and retirees live in Kokomo and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$672
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Kokomo Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    429
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    72.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    121.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    534.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,792.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Kokomo

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,366
National
$55,322
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I honestly find my town a bit boring, so to speak (laughing out loud). We don't have much nightlife as in "nightclubs". They are mostly bars. However, we do have one small waterpark called "Kokomo Beach", one movie theater, two malls (only one good one), free trolley transportation across the town, lots of restaurants, several parks and loads of places to get jobs at. Schools could be better, but I guess it's impossible to eliminate all bullying and drug related activity, right?
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Cost of living here while going to school is very affordable. Although there isn't a variety of activities for young adults to do, it is a short distance to Indianapolis area where you can find plenty of entertainment. This is a family friendly town with a farmer's market on Thursdays and Saturdays and First Friday downtown where the community comes together!
I love Kokomotion Gymnastics, Lord John Tacos at the Handle Bar, and Big Ben! Kokomo is a great hometown that is small enough to feel relatively safe in, while being large enough to have great restaurants. I also love that the housing prices are not outrageous.