Elkhart County, Indiana Population 2019

Elkhart County, Indiana's estimated population is 204,310 with a growth rate of 0.32% 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
2018205,5601,2500.61%
2017204,3106580.32%
2016203,6526280.31%
2015203,0241,5480.77%
2014201,4761,2450.62%
2013200,2311,2510.63%
2012198,9807130.36%
2011198,2678230.42%
2010197,44441,24626.41%
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%

How Many People Live in Elkhart County, Indiana?

204,310

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White177,69187.57%
Black or African American11,1485.49%
Two or More Races6,2693.09%
Some Other Race5,2772.60%
Asian2,0911.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native3130.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1350.07%

Elkhart County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2019

Elkhart County, Indiana Median Age

35.4


Total

34.3


Male

36.4


Female

Elkhart County, Indiana Adults

There are 146,298 adults, (27,668 of whom are seniors) in Elkhart County, Indiana.

Elkhart County, Indiana Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkhart County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

102,565

50.54%

Male

100,359

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
Married84.6%15.4%
All68.6%31.4%
Male54.4%45.6%
Non Family52%48%
Female45.5%54.5%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All71,7332.7868.6
Married38,1643.3884.6
Non Family20,1661.2652
Female9,1233.3945.5
Male4,2803.3254.4

3.26

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elkhart County, Indiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,8908.50%
9th to 12th Grade13,67110.67%
High School Graduate46,06335.94%
Some College25,20219.67%
Associates Degree8,3536.52%
Bachelors Degree15,62012.19%
Graduate Degree8,3536.52%

Elkhart County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White104,19688,40021,955
Hispanic14,5117,588922
Black6,4205,074619
Other Race2,3201,287152
Asian1,5251,319353
Multiple Races1,4111,108152
Native American239176
Islander797921

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 26.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,770$42,123$25,902
Less Than High School$26,320$32,165$17,082
High School Grad$31,218$40,179$22,740
Some College$34,398$43,169$27,025
Bachelors Degree$43,049$56,068$33,083
Graduate Degree$56,346$61,842$52,147

$33,770

Average Earnings

$42,123

Average Male

$25,902

Average Female

Elkhart County, Indiana Language

Elkhart County, Indiana Language by Age

Elkhart County, Indiana Language

81.43% of Elkhart County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 18.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.10% of the population.

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White150,12614,1139.40%
Hispanic30,5657,46724.43%
Black10,7193,91436.51%
Multiple6,0371,79229.68%
Other5,1391,54029.97%
Asian2,0531426.92%
Native268145.22%
Islander13542.96%

13.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.95%

Male Poverty Rate

15.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana is Black, with 36.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana is Islander, with 2.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.60%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.06%
High School10.65%
Some College9.67%
Bachelors or Greater3.16%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.25%
Male Unemployed34.82%
Female Employed9.51%
Male Employed5.05%

Elkhart County, Indiana Income

Elkhart County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,449$65,663
Families$60,881$73,906
Married Families$71,045$85,003
Non Families$30,891$39,469

Elkhart County, Indiana Marital Status

Elkhart County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Elkhart County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans

9,054

Number of Veterans

8,538

Male Veterans

516

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,358
First Gulf War1,376
Second Gulf War1,012
Korea899
World War II494
Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,563
75+2,176
35 to 542,108
55 to 641,725
18 to 34482

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,5726.52%
Black2983.91%
Hispanic2231.24%
2 or More743.35%
Other571.93%
Asian331.94%
Indian207.72%

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Education

5.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Employment Status

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

62%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

66.78%

Born in Indiana

92.00%

Native Born

8.00%

Foreign Born

5.82%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.00% of Elkhart County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 66.78% having been born in Indiana. 5.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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%
  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