Elkhart, Iowa Population 2024

1,131

Elkhart is a city located in Polk County Iowa. Elkhart has a 2024 population of 1,131. Elkhart is currently growing at a rate of 6.5% annually and its population has increased by 27.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 887 in 2020.

The average household income in Elkhart is $76,048 with a poverty rate of 11.5%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elkhart is 40.2 years, 43.6 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

Elkhart Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elkhart was:

  • White: 92.59%
  • Two or more races: 4.52%
  • Black or African American: 1.63%
  • Asian: 0.72%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
634.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
27.51% (244)
The current population of Elkhart, Iowa is 1,131 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 887.

Elkhart, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White51292.59%
Two or more races254.52%
Black or African American91.63%
Asian40.72%
Other race20.36%
Native American10.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elkhart Population by Race

Elkhart Population Pyramid 2024

Elkhart Median Age

40.2

Total

43.6

Male

38.5

Female

Elkhart Adults

There are 430 adults, (82 of whom are seniors) in Elkhart.

Elkhart Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkhart Sex Ratio

Female27249.19%
Male28150.81%

Elkhart Population by Age

Elkhart Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2322.3881.518.5
Married1073.1890.79.3
Non Family891.162.937.1
Female273.151000
Male93.331000
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2.98

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

81.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elkhart Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elkhart Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elkhart Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Elkhart Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$53,194

Average Earnings

$58,625

Average Male

$51,607

Average Female

Elkhart Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elkhart Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elkhart Language

98.68% of Elkhart residents speak only English, while 1.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.95% of the population.

Elkhart Language

Elkhart Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5035210.34%
Black9888.89%
Hispanic15320%
Multiple25312%
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11.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.33%

Male Poverty Rate

14.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkhart

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkhart is Black, with 88.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkhart is White, with 10.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.88%.

Elkhart Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College22.22%
High School10.85%
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater
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Elkhart Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed8.04%
Male Employed3.39%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Elkhart Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elkhart Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elkhart Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

59.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkhart Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elkhart Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Elkhart Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elkhart Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

37

Number of Veterans

37

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Elkhart Veterans by War

count

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Elkhart Veterans by Age

count

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Elkhart Veterans by Race

Elkhart Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkhart Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.4%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

0.7%

Unemployment Rate

Elkhart Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elkhart Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elkhart Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.66%

Born in Elkhart

98.92%

Native Born

1.08%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

0.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.92% of Elkhart residents were born in the United States, with 78.66% having been born in Iowa. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Elkhart Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,476694.9%
20281,407695.16%
20271,338695.44%
20261,269695.75%
20251,200696.1%
20241,131696.5%
20231,062696.95%
2022993697.47%
2021924374.17%
2020887-34-3.69%
2019921779.12%
2018844415.11%
2017803121.52%
2016791273.53%
2015764283.8%
2014736243.37%
2013712121.71%
2012700131.89%
201168760.88%
2010681
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Elkhart Population by Year