Elkhart, IN 46516 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46516: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elkhart, IN 46516

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,142
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,236
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,211
  • County: Elkhart County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.678, Longitude -85.961
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Elkhart, IN 46516 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,925
Daytime Population: Workers 22,641
Daytime Population: Residents 17,084
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39,725
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 33,552
Population in Familes 26,714
Population in Group Qrtrs 373
Population Density2 1,878
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $36,811
Average Household Income $51,754
Per Capita Income $18,801


Total Housing Units 14,138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,994 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,202 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,942 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $111,457
Average Home Value $142,497


Total Households 12,196
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 8,020
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 0.58% 0.58%
Households 0.54% 0.56%
Families 0.36% 0.44%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Elkhart, IN 46516 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46516 to the other 785 ZIP Codes 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 # 44 95th
Population Density # 75 91st
Diversity Index # 22 97th
Median Household Income # 732 7th
Per Capita Income # 731 7th

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