Elkhart County, Indiana Population 2018

Elkhart County, Indiana's estimated population is 205,032 with a growth rate of 1.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Elkhart County, Indiana is the 6th largest county in Indiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017205,0323,3921.68%
2016201,640-2,506-1.23%
2016204,1467450.37%
2015203,4011,7280.86%
2014201,6731,3070.65%
2013200,3661,2820.64%
2012199,0847010.35%
2011198,3839310.47%
2010197,45241,25426.41%
1990156,19818,86813.74%
1980137,33010,8018.54%
1970126,52919,73918.48%
1960106,79022,27826.36%
195084,51211,87816.35%
194072,6343,7595.46%
193068,87512,49122.15%
192056,3847,37615.05%
191049,0083,9568.78%
190045,0525,85114.93%
189039,2015,74717.18%
188033,4547,42828.54%
187026,0265,04024.02%
186020,9868,29665.37%
185012,6906,03090.54%
18406,6605,725612.30%
18309350.00%

Elkhart County, Indiana Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White176,160
Black or African American11,296
Some Other Race5,855
Two or More Races5,664
Asian2,186
American Indian and Alaska Native379
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Elkhart County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Elkhart County, Indiana Median Age

35.3


Total

34.3


Male

36.2


Female

Elkhart County, Indiana Adults

There are 145,181 adults, (26,818 of which are seniors) in Elkhart County, Indiana.

Elkhart County, Indiana Age Dependency

70.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkhart County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

101,899

50.54%

Male

99,741

49.46%

Elkhart County, Indiana Households and Families

Elkhart County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elkhart County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
All68.7%31.3%
Male51.8%48.2%
Non Family51.6%48.4%
Female47.2%52.8%

68.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elkhart County, Indiana Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All70,8222.868.7
Married37,6033.3984.9
Non Family20,1131.2651.6
Female8,6913.4647.2
Male4,4153.4351.8

3.29

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elkhart County, Indiana Households

Elkhart County, Indiana Education

Elkhart County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,7698.47%
9th to 12th Grade14,01911.02%
High School Graduate46,69236.71%
Some College24,55319.31%
Associates Degree7,9096.22%
Bachelors Degree15,49712.19%
Graduate Degree7,7376.08%

Elkhart County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White103,87987,31220,960
Hispanic14,0187,3991,010
Black6,3935,201696
Other Race2,6791,404111
Asian1,4631,282409
Multiple Races1,3461,037191
Native American32625223
Islander535318

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 33.96%.

Elkhart County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,890$40,534$24,518
Less Than High School$25,820$31,603$17,204
High School Grad$30,159$37,013$21,543
Some College$32,199$41,742$25,754
Bachelors Degree$39,920$51,472$31,193
Graduate Degree$52,628$57,406$50,709

$31,890

Average Earnings

$40,534

Average Male

$24,518

Average Female

Elkhart County, Indiana Language

Elkhart County, Indiana Language by Age

Elkhart County, Indiana Language

80.85% of Elkhart County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 19.15% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.45% of the population.

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White150,00815,36110.24%
Hispanic29,7118,26927.83%
Black10,8403,90436.01%
Multiple5,4801,72531.48%
Other5,7381,58227.57%
Asian2,1611225.65%
Native33541.19%
Islander10033.00%

14.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.84%

Male Poverty Rate

16.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana is Black, with 36.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana is Native, with 1.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.50%.

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.54%
High School11.10%
Some College10.49%
Bachelors or Greater3.91%

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.41%
Male Unemployed35.63%
Female Employed9.61%
Male Employed5.50%

Elkhart County, Indiana Income

Elkhart County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,692$61,620
Families$57,064$69,424
Married Families$66,222$79,542
Non Families$29,265$37,393

Elkhart County, Indiana Marital Status

Elkhart County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

Elkhart County, Indiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Elkhart County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by War

9,594

Number of Veterans

9,059

Male Veterans

535

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,514
First Gulf War1,259
Korea1,095
Second Gulf War952
World War II718

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,642
75+2,545
35 to 542,080
55 to 641,765
18 to 34562

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,1007.00%
Black3714.90%
Hispanic1420.83%
2 or More703.33%
Indian236.89%
Other200.59%
Asian100.59%

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Education

5.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Employment Status

Elkhart County, Indiana Employment by Age

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Employment by Race

Elkhart County, Indiana Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Elkhart County, Indiana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Elkhart51625522215961.15%
Goshen32110330349242.88%
Nappanee 666767801131.69%
Middlebury342035751554.53%
Wakarusa17581819613.47%
Bristol16031672694.30%
Millersburg903937343.77%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990