Elkhart, Indiana Population 2021

52,328
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Elkhart is a city located in Elkhart County Indiana. With a 2020 population of 52,328, it is the 18th largest city in Indiana and the 757th largest city in the United States . Elkhart is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually but its population has increased by 2.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 50,949 in 2010. Elkhart reached it's highest population of 52,505 in 2015. Spanning over 28 miles, Elkhart has a population density of 1,902 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elkhart is $50,741 with a poverty rate of 21.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $790 per month, and the median house value is $95,900. The median age in Elkhart is 33.5 years, 31.2 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

Elkhart Demographics

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

  • White: 76.38%
  • Black or African American: 14.67%
  • Other race: 4.29%
  • Two or more races: 3.48%
  • Asian: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Elkhart, Indiana is 52,328 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 52,373.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 50,949.

Elkhart, Indiana Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021207,7897240.35%
2020207,0657240.35%
2019206,3417240.35%
2018205,6171,4230.69%
2017204,1945520.27%
2016203,6426470.32%
2015202,9951,5720.77%
2014201,4231,2180.60%
2013200,2051,2370.62%
2012198,9686890.35%
2011198,2798280.42%
2010197,4510.00%

Elkhart Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,91676.38%
Black or African American7,66814.67%
Some Other Race2,2414.29%
Two or More Races1,8213.48%
Asian3930.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native1670.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander510.10%
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Elkhart Population by Race

Elkhart Population Pyramid $2021

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Elkhart Median Age

33.5


Total

31.2


Male

35.9


Female

Elkhart Adults

There are 37,835 adults, (6,803 of whom are seniors) in Elkhart.

Elkhart Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkhart Sex Ratio

Female

27,191

52.03%

Male

25,066

47.97%

Elkhart Population by Age

Elkhart Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elkhart Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73%27%
All50.7%49.3%
Male40.6%59.4%
Non Family39.5%60.5%
Female38.9%61.1%

50.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elkhart Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,0702.5650.7
Non Family8,4121.2239.5
Married6,7833.5273
Female3,7343.4338.9
Male1,1413.8240.6

3.4

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Elkhart Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8578.56%
9th to 12th Grade4,93814.80%
High School Graduate11,76535.25%
Some College6,82120.44%
Associates Degree2,0046.00%
Bachelors Degree3,44410.32%
Graduate Degree1,5464.63%
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Elkhart Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elkhart Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White21,57817,9684,211
Hispanic6,4163,335282
Black4,4983,595339
Other Race1,04860450
2+ Races54841492
Asian29421366
Native American11799
Islander2929

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 22.45%.

Elkhart Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,041$37,856$25,642
Less Than 9th Grade$25,123$30,484$19,795
High School Graduate$30,355$36,299$25,570
Some College$32,351$38,582$27,836
Bachelors Degree$38,048$51,850$29,152
Graduate Degree$47,617$58,091$36,806

$31,041

Average Earnings

$37,856

Average Male

$25,642

Average Female

Elkhart Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elkhart Language by Age

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Elkhart Language

77.83% of Elkhart residents speak only English, while 22.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.64% of the population.

Elkhart Language

Elkhart Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,4274,07930.38%
White28,2373,97514.08%
Black7,5592,64034.93%
Other2,24162027.67%
Multiple1,81449127.07%
Asian3934611.70%

21.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.41%

Male Poverty Rate

24.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkhart

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkhart is Black, with 34.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkhart is Asian, with 11.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.16%.

Elkhart Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.93%
Some College16.49%
High School15.95%
Bachelors or Greater7.68%

Elkhart Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed42.40%
Female Unemployed40.13%
Female Employed14.96%
Male Employed6.79%

Elkhart Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elkhart Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,750$50,741
Families$49,167$57,251
Married Families$62,884-
Non Families$27,836$38,915
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Income by Household Type

Elkhart Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkhart Married by Age and Sex

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Elkhart Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Elkhart Marital Status by Race

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Elkhart Marital Status

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2,256

Number of Veterans

2,186

Male Veterans

70

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam751
First Gulf War448
Second Gulf War346
World War II186
Korea146

Elkhart Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+623
65 to 74564
35 to 54518
55 to 64343
18 to 34208

Elkhart Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8576.20%
Black2484.67%
Hispanic1752.20%
Other Race836.29%
2+ Races567.20%
Native American128.76%

Elkhart Veterans by Race

Elkhart Veterans by Education

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12.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkhart Veterans by Education

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63.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Elkhart Employment by Age

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Elkhart Employment by Race

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Elkhart Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.16%

Born in Elkhart

87.65%

Native Born

12.35%

Foreign Born

8.47%

Non Citizen

3.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.65% of Elkhart residents were born in the United States, with 60.16% having been born in Indiana. 8.47% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202152,328-15-0.03%
202052,343-15-0.03%
201952,358-15-0.03%
201852,37310.00%
201752,372-103-0.20%
201652,475-30-0.06%
201552,5052200.42%
201452,2851280.25%
201352,1571820.35%
201251,975700.13%
201151,905640.12%
201051,841-33-0.01%
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%

Elkhart Population by Year