Elwood, Indiana Population 2020

8,407

Elwood is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 8,407, it is the 90th largest city in Indiana and the 3480th largest city in the United States. Elwood is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually but its population has decreased by -2.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,614 in 2010. Elwood reached it's highest population of 12,950 in 1900. Spanning over 4 miles, Elwood has a population density of 2,290 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elwood is $53,790 with a poverty rate of 21.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $711 per month, and the median house value is $64,000. The median age in Elwood is 38.7 years, 38.5 years for males, and 39.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.4 males.

Elwood Demographics

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

  • White: 98.32%
  • Two or more races: 0.76%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Black or African American: 0.33%
  • Asian: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elwood, Indiana is 8,407, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,403.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,614.

Elwood, Indiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,30798.32%
Two or More Races640.76%
Some Other Race300.36%
Black or African American280.33%
Asian200.24%

Elwood Population Pyramid 2020

Elwood Median Age

38.7


Total

38.5


Male

39.2


Female

Elwood Adults

There are 6,500 adults, (1,369 of whom are seniors) in Elwood.

Elwood Age Dependency

64.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Elwood Sex Ratio

Female

4,414

52.24%

Male

4,035

47.76%

Elwood Households and Families

Elwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.4%25.6%
Male66.4%33.6%
All63.3%36.7%
Non Family61.2%38.8%
Female31.3%68.8%

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4332.4663.3
Married1,4983.0374.4
Non Family1,1281.2361.2
Female480331.3
Male3273.2766.4

2.87

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

10.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elwood Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1773.07%
9th to 12th Grade75213.06%
High School Graduate2,61545.42%
Some College1,15320.02%
Associates Degree4698.15%
Bachelors Degree3896.76%
Graduate Degree2033.53%

Elwood Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,5454,680559
Hispanic17711433
Black27
Other Race2510
Multiple Races2323
Asian2020

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 18.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,438$39,153$23,966
Less Than High School$21,298$$22,353
High School Grad$29,265$35,979$21,756
Some College$35,410$47,602$25,329
Bachelors Degree$30,296$41,563$28,021
Graduate Degree$44,167$50,486$43,750

$30,438

Average Earnings

$39,153

Average Male

$23,966

Average Female

Elwood Language

Elwood Language by Age

Elwood Language

98.22% of Elwood residents speak only English, while 1.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.25% of the population.

Elwood Poverty

Elwood Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,9711,75622.03%
Hispanic3635815.98%
Multiple643351.56%
Other30516.67%

21.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.60%

Male Poverty Rate

23.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elwood is Multiple, with 51.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elwood is Hispanic, with 15.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.09%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.46%
High School17.55%
Some College15.66%
Bachelors or Greater10.30%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed71.71%
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed13.09%
Male Employed12.56%

Elwood Income

Elwood Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,122$53,790
Families$45,688$58,587
Married Families$61,474-
Non Families$24,967$35,428

Elwood Marital Status

Elwood Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Elwood Married by Age and Sex

Elwood 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.

Elwood Marital Status by Race

Elwood Veterans

598

Number of Veterans

584

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam183
First Gulf War167
Second Gulf War74
Korea60
World War II18

$Elwood Veterans by Education

2.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elwood Employment Status

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Elwood 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

84.99%

Born in Indiana

99.06%

Native Born

0.94%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.06% of Elwood residents were born in the United States, with 84.99% having been born in Indiana. 0.37% 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
20208,40720.02%
20198,40520.02%
20188,403-21-0.25%
20178,42420.02%
20168,422-10-0.12%
20158,432-40-0.47%
20148,472-35-0.41%
20138,507-2-0.02%
20128,509-38-0.44%
20118,547-49-0.57%
20108,596-1,141-1.24%
20009,7372430.25%
19909,494-1,373-1.34%
198010,867-329-0.30%
197011,196-597-0.52%
196011,7934310.37%
195011,3624490.40%
194010,9132280.21%
193010,685-105-0.10%
192010,790-238-0.22%
191011,028-1,922-1.59%
190012,9500.00%