Elkhart, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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Elkhart, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Elkhart had a population of 52,281 as of July 1, 2018. Elkhart ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elkhart is located at latitude 41.6912 and longitude -85.9651 in Elkhart County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elkhart (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.97 sq. miles. Elkhart County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 751 feet.

The City of Elkhart (GNIS ID: 2394653) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Elkhart is located within Township of Concord, a minor civil division (MCD) of Elkhart County.

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Elkhart, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 52,281
Population in Households 51,530
Population in Familes 39,799
Population in Group Qrtrs 751
Population Density2 2,229
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $37,572
Average Household Income $51,742
Per Capita Income $19,555


Total Housing Units 23,199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,174 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,533 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,492 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $102,045
Average Home Value $129,571


Total Households 19,707
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 12,323
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.32% 0.39%
Households 0.28% 0.42%
Families 0.39% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Elkhart, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkhart to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 17 98th
Population Density # 87 87th
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 630 8th
Per Capita Income # 627 8th

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