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Elkhart, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Elkhart had a population of 52,646 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elkhart population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Elkhart, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 52,646
Daytime Population: Workers 48,071
Daytime Population: Residents 26,914
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 74,985
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 51,906
Population in Familes 40,405
Population in Group Qrtrs 740
Population Density2 2,244
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $36,230
Average Household Income $49,559
Per Capita Income $18,726


Total Housing Units 23,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,590 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,259 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,361 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $98,514
Average Home Value $125,172


Total Households 19,849
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 12,433
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.5%
Households 0.42% 0.48%
Families 0.56% 0.32%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

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, 2017 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 # 632 7th
Per Capita Income # 624 8th

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