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Elkhart, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Elkhart had a population of 52,835 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.682 and longitude -85.9767 in Elkhart County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elkhart 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Elkhart, IN Housing Affordability Index is 222
State of Indiana Housing Affordability Index is 180
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Elkhart, IN Wealth Index is 56
State of Indiana Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 52,835 (100%)
Population in Households 52,087 (98.6%)
Population in Families 40,472 (76.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 748 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 1,949
Diversity Index2 72
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,287
Average Household Income $60,440
Per Capita Income $22,551
Wealth Index4 56

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 23,509 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,741 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,188 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,580 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $102,738
Housing Affordability Index3 222
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 19,929
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 12,488
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.2% 0.34%
Households 0.17% 0.39%
Families 0.25% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Elkhart, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkhart to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 129 81st
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 507 25th
Per Capita Income # 514 24th

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