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Elkhart County, Indiana

Named for the Elkhart Tribe of Indians and formed in 1830

County Seat: Goshen

Largest City: Elkhart (2019 population: 52,358)

Population per Square Mile: 445.47

Square Miles: 463.20

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)197,56963.0%6,484,192
Today (2019)206,34163.1%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*225,49663.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today4.4%16 3.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-87089 3,997
Net International Migration20912 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,38547.5%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)15,41567.5%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)41,027619.9%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)18,51299.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)51,345624.9%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)48,832623.7%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)31,210715.1%16.1%
Median Age35.7  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,33450.6%0.4%
Asian Alone2,527131.2%2.6%
Black Alone12,60196.1%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone17860.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups5,08762.5%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)72,3297100.0%100.0%
Married With Children16,121622.3%18.6%
Married Without Children22,509631.1%29.9%
Single Parents8,245611.4%9.5%
Living Alone16,422922.7%28.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2019 (estimate)79,7567100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)78,8047100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2018)$137,90027  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2018)$64015  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 36,75663.3%1,111,333
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)128,81562.9%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher81.2%90 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree19.2%33 25.9%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2018$46,8161799.3%47,149
Median Household Income in 201859,25124106.3%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201811.5%4888.5%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.0%4991.4%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2019114102.2%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 201914,67772.5%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/202019,35553.8%507,739

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20173,09263.8%82,170
Births to Teens, 201723154.5%5,152
Deaths, 20171,74872.7%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force112,94163.3%3,387,366
Annual Unemployment Rate3.15193.9%3.3
June 2020 Unemployment Rate10.92797.3%11.2

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work166,245100.0%$10,030,417100.0%$60,335
Wage and Salary144,18386.7%$7,326,89073.0%$50,817
Farm Proprietors1,4680.9%$39,2350.4%$26,727
Nonfarm Proprietors20,59412.4%$947,4689.4%$46,007
  Accommodation, Food Serv.7,6134.6%$164,9991.6%$21,673
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,2750.8%$18,7050.2%$14,671
  Health Care, Social Serv.12,0777.3%$710,3107.1%$58,815
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3,7762.3%$198,5422.0%$52,580
  Retail Trade12,6267.6%$392,3983.9%$31,079
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade7,1074.3%$638,6086.4%$89,856
  Other Private (not above)26,612*16.0%*$1,360,692*13.6%*$51,131*

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed350100.0%100.0%$89,694$4,988,366
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family113.1%24.6%$1,400$615,228

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Elkhart County

in 2019
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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