Elkhart, Indiana Population 2020

52,223

Elkhart is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 52,223, it is the 17th largest city in Indiana and the 759th largest city in the United States. Elkhart is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually but its population has increased by 2.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 50,949 in 2010. Elkhart reached it's highest population of 52,532 in 2015. Spanning over 28 miles, Elkhart has a population density of 1,898 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elkhart is $50,463 with a poverty rate of 23.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $748 per month, and the median house value is $93,800. The median age in Elkhart is 33.3 years, 31.2 years for males, and 35.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.0 males.

Elkhart Demographics

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

  • White: 74.96%
  • Black or African American: 14.59%
  • Other race: 4.93%
  • Two or more races: 3.75%
  • Asian: 1.32%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Elkhart, Indiana is 52,223, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 52,367.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 50,949.

Elkhart, Indiana Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020208,0601,2500.60%
2019206,8101,2500.60%
2018205,5601,2500.61%
2017204,3106580.32%
2016203,6526280.31%
2015203,0241,5480.76%
2014201,4761,2450.62%
2013200,2311,2510.62%
2012198,9807130.36%
2011198,2678230.42%
2010197,4440.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,21174.96%
Black or African American7,63214.59%
Some Other Race2,5784.93%
Two or More Races1,9623.75%
Asian6911.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native1760.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander580.11%

Elkhart Population Pyramid 2020

Elkhart Median Age

33.3


Total

31.2


Male

35.6


Female

Elkhart Adults

There are 37,570 adults, (6,751 of whom are seniors) in Elkhart.

Elkhart Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkhart Sex Ratio

Female

27,098

51.80%

Male

25,210

48.20%

Elkhart Households and Families

Elkhart Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elkhart Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69%31%
All48.1%51.9%
Female38.9%61.1%
Male38.9%61.1%
Non Family36.2%63.8%

48.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,0182.5648.1
Non Family7,7121.2436.2
Married6,8163.4369
Female4,2143.2438.9
Male1,2763.6938.9

3.24

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

9.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elkhart Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7958.43%
9th to 12th Grade5,03315.17%
High School Graduate11,95136.03%
Some College6,80020.50%
Associates Degree1,9875.99%
Bachelors Degree3,0819.29%
Graduate Degree1,5244.59%

Elkhart Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,33017,7583,923
Hispanic6,2233,232276
Black4,4753,428266
Other Race1,12655953
Multiple Races55240147
Asian50042093
Native American134109
Islander3232

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 asian people with a rate of 18.60%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,115$35,654$24,949
Less Than High School$24,324$29,680$18,910
High School Grad$27,939$34,188$25,268
Some College$31,650$34,585$26,393
Bachelors Degree$37,767$51,614$29,198
Graduate Degree$49,474$58,125$40,993

$30,115

Average Earnings

$35,654

Average Male

$24,949

Average Female

Elkhart Language

Elkhart Language by Age

Elkhart Language

78.28% of Elkhart residents speak only English, while 21.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.53% of the population.

Elkhart Poverty

Elkhart Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,7514,09132.08%
White28,2594,05814.36%
Black7,5103,09041.15%
Other2,57897637.86%
Multiple1,86556630.35%
Asian691314.49%
Islander58610.34%

23.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.76%

Male Poverty Rate

25.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkhart

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkhart is Black, with 41.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkhart is Asian, with 4.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.38%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.19%
Some College18.00%
High School16.19%
Bachelors or Greater7.55%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.05%
Male Unemployed40.89%
Female Employed16.84%
Male Employed9.63%

Elkhart Income

Elkhart Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,440$50,463
Families$47,450$55,901
Married Families$60,285-
Non Families$28,065$37,952

Elkhart Marital Status

Elkhart Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkhart Married by Age and Sex

Elkhart 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 Marital Status by Race

Elkhart Veterans

2,144

Number of Veterans

2,046

Male Veterans

98

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam628
First Gulf War375
Second Gulf War330
World War II187
Korea185
Age Group Veterans
75+654
35 to 54501
65 to 74459
55 to 64311
18 to 34219
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8556.29%
Black1773.42%
Hispanic1431.85%
2 or More627.35%
Other382.83%
Indian128.05%

$Elkhart Veterans by Education

11.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkhart Employment Status

63.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Elkhart 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

60.68%

Born in Indiana

87.64%

Native Born

12.36%

Foreign Born

8.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.64% of Elkhart residents were born in the United States, with 60.68% having been born in Indiana. 8.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202052,223-72-0.14%
201952,295-72-0.14%
201852,367-48-0.09%
201752,415-72-0.14%
201652,487-45-0.09%
201552,5322170.41%
201452,3151330.25%
201352,1821780.34%
201252,004750.14%
201151,929640.12%
201051,865-9-0.00%
200051,8748,2471.75%
199043,6272,3220.55%
198041,305-1,847-0.44%
197043,1522,8780.69%
196040,2744,6281.23%
195035,6462,2120.64%
194033,4344850.15%
193032,9498,6723.10%
192024,2774,9952.33%
191019,2824,0982.42%
190015,1843,8242.94%
189011,3604,4075.03%
18806,9533,6887.85%
18703,2650.00%