Kokomo is the county seat of Howard County, Indiana, United States. Kokomo is Indiana's 13th largest city. It is the principal city of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Howard and Tipton counties. Kokomo's population was 46,113 at the 2000 census, and 45,468 at the 2010 census. On January 1, 2012, Kokomo successfully annexed more than 7 square miles on the south and west sides of the city, including Alto and Indian Heights, increasing the city's population to nearly 57,000 people.
Kokomo's employment, largely based in manufacturing, was hard hit by the economic downturn which led to the recession beginning in December 2007. In December 2008, Kokomo was ranked third by Forbes in its list of America's fastest dying towns, mainly as a result of the financial difficultiess of the automotive industry.
Less than two years later, in May 2011 Forbes listed Kokomo as one of the "Best Cities for Jobs" after the city ascended 177 places in the rankings. The same article described Kokomo's success in the past few years as "inspirational" and attributed the turnaround to "a revival in manufacturing." In June 2011, Conexus released a report touting Kokomo's "rapid bounce" after the recession, and predicted a rise in income of more than 2%, assuming increased automobile production.
On July 4, 1923, Kokomo achieved national notoriety when it hosted the largest Ku Klux Klan gathering in history. An estimated 200,000 Klan members and supporters gathered in Malfalfa Park for a mighty Konklave and the elevation of D. C. Stephenson to Grand Dragon of the Indiana Klan.
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Davis Beauty and Barber Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - - 906 N Apperson Way Kokomo, IN 46901-2938 (765) 457-9958
Sandra D Salon of Beauty - Category: Black Hair Salons - Located in downtown Kokomo - 102 N Main St. Kokomo, IN 46901 (765) 236-0809 - (reviews)
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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Country Catfish Restaurant - Category: Seafood, Southern, American - - 268 US Highway 31 Byp S Kokomo, IN 46901 (765) 453-0061
Da Roux House - Category: Cajun, Creole, Barbecue - - 415 W Sycamore Kokomo, IN 46901 (765) 457-7689
Miss Mary's Southern Cooking - Category: Southern, American - - 1245 17th St Kokomo, IN 46902 (765) 452-1677
Soul Food Place - Category: Soul Food - - 609 N Waugh St
Kokomo, IN 46901 (765) 452-1520
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