Elkhart, IN

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2022 Population
53,785
0.0984% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.5
1.47% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.6%
0.109% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$46,534
6.08% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$119,300
18.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Elkhart, IN had a population of 53.8k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $46,534. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Elkhart, IN declined from 53,838 to 53,785, a −0.0984% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,868 to $46,534, a 6.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elkhart, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (57%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12%), White (Hispanic) (11.4%), Other (Hispanic) (10%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.3%).

None of the households in Elkhart, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92% of the residents in Elkhart, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elkhart, IN are Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (21 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Elkhart, IN was $119,300, and the homeownership rate was 52.5%.

Most people in Elkhart, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Elkhart, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Elkhart, IN is home to a population of 53.8k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2022, 13% of Elkhart, IN residents were born outside of the country (7k people).

In 2022, there were 4.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.7k people) in Elkhart, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.12k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92%
2022 Citizenship
92%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92% of Elkhart, IN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Elkhart, IN was 92%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elkhart, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.7k ± 1.41k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.46k ± 718
  3. White (Hispanic)
    6.12k ± 1.28k
26.2%
Hispanic Population
14.1k people

In 2022, there were 4.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.7k people) in Elkhart, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.12k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

26.2% of the people in Elkhart, IN are hispanic (14.1k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7k people
12.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.73k people

As of 2022, 13% of Elkhart, IN residents (7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elkhart, IN was 12.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    771 ± 186
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    441 ± 206
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    328 ± 179

Elkhart, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Elkhart, IN employs 24.9k people. The largest industries in Elkhart, IN are Manufacturing (10,191 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,856 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,008 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,964), Educational Services ($45,553), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($45,313).

Occupations

24.9k
2022 Value
± 1,504
0.915%
1 Year growth
± 8.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elkhart, IN grew at a rate of 0.915%, from 24.7k employees to 24.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elkhart, IN, are Production Occupations (6,197 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,602 people), and Material Moving Occupations (2,177 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elkhart, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.9k
2022 Value
± 1,504
0.915%
1 Year growth
± 8.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elkhart, IN grew at a rate of 0.915%, from 24.7k employees to 24.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elkhart, IN, are Manufacturing (10,191 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,856 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,008 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elkhart, IN, though some of these residents may live in Elkhart, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,971
Median earning men ± $2,816
$28,541
Median earning women ± $2,002

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($59,125), Public Administration ($51,875), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,384).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($51,750), Construction ($43,281), and Public Administration ($40,313).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Indiana went to Donald J. Trump with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.95%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Indiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Elkhart, IN awarded 21 degrees. The student population of Elkhart, IN in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 73 male students and 59 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elkhart, IN are White (10 and 76.9%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 7.69%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 7.69%), and Two or More Races (1 and 7.69%).

The largest universities in Elkhart, IN by number of degrees awarded are Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (21 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Elkhart, IN are Theological Studies (10 and 47.6%), Divinity & Ministry (8 and 38.1%), and Other Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries (3 and 14.3%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elkhart, IN was $119,300 in 2022, which is 0.423 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $100,700 to $119,300, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Elkhart, IN is 52.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Elkhart, IN have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elkhart, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Elkhart, IN is $46,534. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Elkhart, IN was Census Tract 15.02 with a value of $84,232, followed by Census Tract 18.02 and Census Tract 18.01, with respective values of $74,039 and $70,407.

Property

$119,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,461
$11,232
Median Property Taxes
±$868

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elkhart, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

52.5%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.5% of the housing units in Elkhart, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 15.02
  2. Census Tract 18.02
  3. Census Tract 18.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elkhart, IN was Census Tract 15.02 with a value of $84,232, followed by Census Tract 18.02 and Census Tract 18.01, with respective values of $74,039 and $70,407.

The following map shows all of the places in Elkhart, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$46,534
Median Household Income
± $3,115
21.4k
Number of Households
± 1,316

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.4k households in Elkhart, IN grew to $46,534 from the previous year's value of $43,868.

The following chart displays the households in Elkhart, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elkhart, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.9%)
  2. Carpooled (17.4%)
  3. Walked (2.81%)

In 2022, 75.9% of workers in Elkhart, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (17.4%) and those who walked to work (2.81%).

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elkhart, IN have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.737% of the workforce in Elkhart, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elkhart, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elkhart, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elkhart, IN (10.3k out of 52.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elkhart, IN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.5% of the population of Elkhart, IN has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 26% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 7.08% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Elkhart County, IN see 1947 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.37% decrease from the previous year (2015 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2610 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 657 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,947 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Elkhart County, IN

Primary care physicians in Elkhart County, IN see an average of 1,947 patients per year. This represents a 3.37% decrease from the previous year (2,015 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Elkhart County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.4% under 18 years, 22.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.5%
Uninsured
42.3%
Employer Coverage
26%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
7.08%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elkhart, IN declined by 6.54% from 13.3% to 12.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elkhart, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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