Elkhart County IN Information


Elkhart County Subdivisions

Elkhart County IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 205,173
Population in Households 201,413
Population in Familes 168,753
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,760
Population Density1 443
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 72,656
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 51,854
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 79,964 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,301 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,355 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,308 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $137,051
Average Home Value $167,486


Median Household Income $47,933
Average Household Income $61,168
Per Capita Income $22,003
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.73%
Households 0.54% 0.69%
Families 0.41% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Elkhart County IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkhart County to the other 92 counties and county equivalents in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 95th
Population Density1 # 9 91st
Diversity Index2 # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 47 50th
Per Capita Income # 71 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.