Kokomo Mayor Tyler O. Moore

Welcome to the City of Firsts – Kokomo, Indiana

Welcome! We’re glad you’re planning on visiting our dynamic city. Whether you’re relocating for work or family, or just stopping through for a weekend event, Kokomo has something to offer everyone. We encourage you to explore our city and discover what makes Kokomo so unique.

Experience Kokomo’s Vibrancy

Once you experience Kokomo’s thriving network of commerce, arts, restaurants, world-class manufacturing and quality amenities, you’ll see why it remains a thriving city, not just in Indiana, but throughout the Midwest. You’ll discover these amazing features wherever your visit takes you, so plan on being impressed during your stay!

Available Housing

Compared to the national average and most other Midwest cities, Kokomo offers great affordable housing options. The median home price in Kokomo is around $149,668, significantly lower than the national median price of $428,700. Whether you’re looking for a Victorian home in our National Register Historic District, a luxury apartment near a number of amenities, a spacious condominium in the downtown area, or a newly-built bungalow in an established neighborhood, Kokomo’s diverse housing options cater to different preferences and budgets.

Strong Education System

Kokomo values education as a cornerstone of our community. With a network of four local school corporations, we offer a world-class education system that can provide unique learning opportunities for all students, including Advanced Placement courses, international baccalaureate programs, an International School, and an Area Career Center, all preparing students for college, technical careers or whatever path a student may choose.

Postsecondary Institutions

Kokomo boasts unrivaled postsecondary education opportunities in central Indiana. The thriving campuses of Indiana University Kokomo and Ivy Tech Community College attract students from across the nation. Purdue Polytechnic Kokomo and Indiana Wesleyan University also offer expanding programs to meet the growing needs of the national workforce. As Kokomo continues to be on the forefront of emerging technologies, these postsecondary opportunities are key to providing the future workforce the tools and skills they need to thrive.

Innovation and Growth

As the birthplace of groundbreaking inventions like America’s first gasoline combustion-engine cars, stainless steel and signal-seeking radios, Kokomo’s history of innovation continues today. Our community boasts a strong presence in the automotive, manufacturing and technology industries. Companies like Stellantis, which has invested heavily in the Kokomo area, are expanding their facilities to benefit from our talented workforce. The construction of two electric-vehicle battery factories by Star Plus Energy, a joint venture by Stellantis and Samsung SDI, is further transforming Kokomo’s manufacturing landscape and broadening our international footprint.

Community and Amenities

Beyond its industrial prowess, Kokomo offers a progressive community and diverse amenities that attract new residents. Enjoy attractions like the Championship Park baseball multiplex, the scenic downtown Riverwalk, our popular Summer Concert Series, the Downtown Farmers Market, and numerous annual community festivals. And with over 11 miles of trails that wind through the city connecting you to our major parks, our free KoKoGo bikeshare program allows you to explore at your own pace. These are just a few of the many things that make Kokomo a great place to live, work, worship and raise a family.

Can’t wait to see you in Kokomo!

Tyler O. Moore, Mayor

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