Elkhart, Indiana Population 2024

53,661

Elkhart is a city located in Elkhart County Indiana. Elkhart has a 2024 population of 53,661. Elkhart is currently declining at a rate of -0.13% annually and its population has decreased by -0.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,857 in 2020.

The average household income in Elkhart is $60,069 with a poverty rate of 19.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elkhart is 34.5 years, 33.3 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Elkhart Demographics

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

  • White: 68.41%
  • Black or African American: 12.27%
  • Other race: 10.12%
  • Two or more races: 8.07%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
27.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,950.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.36% (-196)
The current population of Elkhart, Indiana is 53,661 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 53,857.

Elkhart, Indiana Population 2024

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Elkhart Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White36,79368.41%
Black or African American6,60012.27%
Other race5,44110.12%
Two or more races4,3408.07%
Asian3980.74%
Native American1450.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander680.13%
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elkhart Population by Race

Elkhart Population Pyramid 2024

Elkhart Median Age

34.5

Total

33.3

Male

35.1

Female

Elkhart Adults

There are 39,400 adults, (7,801 of whom are seniors) in Elkhart.

Elkhart Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkhart Sex Ratio

Female28,11352.27%
Male25,67247.73%

Elkhart Population by Age

Elkhart Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All21,3752.4752.547.5
Non Family9,2331.2341.458.6
Married6,7803.372.427.6
Female4,3013.54753
Male1,0613.8744.955.1
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3.32

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

52.5%

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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.61%.

Elkhart Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,452

Average Earnings

$45,124

Average Male

$32,061

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

77.08% of Elkhart residents speak only English, while 22.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.88% of the population.

Elkhart Language

Elkhart Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White30,0344,87016.21%
Hispanic13,9472,96021.22%
Black6,4702,13733.03%
Multiple4,2981,25729.25%
Other5,43779714.66%
Asian3985112.81%
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19.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.72%

Male Poverty Rate

20.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkhart

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkhart is Black, with 33.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkhart is Asian, with 12.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.21%.

Elkhart Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.63%
Some College14.13%
High School11.7%
Bachelors or Greater8.23%
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Elkhart Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed31.07%
Female Unemployed29.25%
Female Employed7.84%
Male Employed5.95%
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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

35.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.9%

Male Marriage Rate

32.4%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Elkhart Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elkhart Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,187

Number of Veterans

2,104

Male Veterans

83

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

18.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkhart Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.5%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

3.9%

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

61.49%

Born in Elkhart

86.9%

Native Born

13.1%

Foreign Born

8%

Non Citizen

5.1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.9% of Elkhart residents were born in the United States, with 61.49% having been born in Indiana. 8% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elkhart Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202953,311-70-0.13%
202853,381-70-0.13%
202753,451-70-0.13%
202653,521-70-0.13%
202553,591-70-0.13%
202453,661-70-0.13%
202353,731-70-0.13%
202253,801-70-0.13%
202153,871140.03%
202053,8571,5032.87%
201952,354-18-0.03%
201852,372-31-0.06%
201752,403-72-0.14%
201652,475-47-0.09%
201552,5222310.44%
201452,2911200.23%
201352,1711890.36%
201251,982700.13%
201151,912680.13%
201051,844-30-0.06%
200051,8748,24718.9%
199043,6272,3225.62%
198041,305-1,847-4.28%
197043,1522,8787.15%
196040,2744,62812.98%
195035,6462,2126.62%
194033,4344851.47%
193032,9498,67235.72%
192024,2774,99525.9%
191019,2824,09826.99%
190015,1843,82433.66%
189011,3604,40763.38%
18806,9533,688112.96%
18703,265
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Elkhart Population by Year