Elkhart, IN 46517 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46517: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elkhart, IN 46517

Not Acceptable, USPS
Concord, IN 46517
Dunlap, IN 46517

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 630
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,736
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,090
  • County: Elkhart County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.622, Longitude -85.984
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Elkhart, IN 46517 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,973
Population in Households 24,143
Population in Familes 20,103
Population in Group Qrtrs 830
Population Density1 686
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 8,507
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 5,986
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,410 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,415 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,092 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 903 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $128,021
Average Home Value $146,741


Median Household Income $42,486
Average Household Income $54,764
Per Capita Income $19,279
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.7%
Households 0.47% 0.64%
Families 0.31% 0.54%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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, IN 46517 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46517 to the other 786 ZIP Codes 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 # 91 89th
Population Density1 # 184 77th
Diversity Index2 # 28 97th
Median Household Income # 624 21st
Per Capita Income # 688 13th

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