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Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metro Area

Counties include: Elkhart

Largest City: Elkhart (2012 population: 51,152)

Population per Square Mile: 433.0

Square Miles: 463.2

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)197,56183.0%6,483,797
Today (2013)200,56383.1%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*212,03683.1%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.5%6 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank of 16Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-27311 -1,179
Net International Migration15910 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,41445.4%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2012NumberRank of 16Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)15,57567.8%6.5%
School Age (5 to 17)40,609720.3%17.8%
College Age (18 to 24)17,784118.9%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)50,927725.5%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)49,288724.7%26.5%
Seniors (65 and older)25,436712.7%13.6%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012NumberRank of 16Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,17950.6%0.4%
Asian Alone2,17991.1%1.8%
Black Alone11,91686.0%9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone13660.1%0.1%
White179,892890.1%86.6%
Two or More Race Groups4,31772.2%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic170,366985.3%93.7%
Hispanic29,253314.7%6.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 16Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (includes detail not shown below)70,1617100.0%100.0%
Married With Children16,463823.5%20.2%
Married Without Children21,784731.0%30.1%
Single Parents7,853111.2%9.8%
Living Alone16,5411023.6%27.6%

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

HousingNumberRank of 16Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2012 (estimate)77,7259100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)77,7099100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)50,597765.1%62.6%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)19,5641025.2%26.1%

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

EducationNumberRank of 16Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 37,99473.4%1,115,499
Public36,07873.5%1,039,411

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

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 16Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2012$35,550993.3%$38,119
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201337673.2%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 201326,41882.9%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201320,04553.9%509,427

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 16Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20112,97673.6%83,750
Births to Teens, 201129273.6%8,010
Deaths, 20111,61582.8%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank of 16Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force94,51393.0%3,179,935
Employed87,35493.0%2,940,897
Unemployed7,15983.0%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate7.69101.3%7.5
March 2014 Unemployment Rate5.81092.1%6.3

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$6,520,056100.0%
Wage and Salary$4,722,35072.4%
Farm Proprietors$44,8150.7%
Nonfarm Proprietors$586,4749.0%
Farm$52,9620.8%
Nonfarm$6,467,09499.2%
Private$6,007,13292.1%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$111,9551.7%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$11,4770.2%
  Construction$249,7693.8%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$562,3708.6%
  Information$33,4940.5%
  Manufacturing$3,149,59948.3%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$158,7652.4%
  Retail Trade$309,4914.7%
  Trans., Warehousing$233,4693.6%
  Wholesale Trade$402,5816.2%
  Other Private (not above)$784,16212.0%
Government$459,9627.1%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2012UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed221100.0%100.0%$39,308$2,349,911
Single-Family221100.0%73.4%$39,308$2,063,972
2-Family00.0%1.9%$0$23,703
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$15,508
5+ Family00.0%23.1%$0$246,728

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-Goshen, IN Metro Area

NamePopulation
in 2012
Percent of Region
Bristol1,6240.8%
Elkhart51,15225.7%
Goshen32,06416.1%
Middlebury3,4701.7%
Millersburg9130.5%
Nappanee6,1963.1%*
Wakarusa1,7760.9%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this region is shown.
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