Elkhart County, Indiana Population 2024

206,538

Elkhart County, Indiana's estimated 2024 population is 206,538 with a growth rate of -0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Elkhart County, Indiana is the 6th largest county in Indiana. The 2010 population was 197,453 and has seen a growth of 4.6% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029205,658-176-0.09%
2028205,834-176-0.09%
2027206,010-176-0.09%
2026206,186-176-0.09%
2025206,362-176-0.09%
2024206,538-176-0.09%
2023206,714-176-0.09%
2022206,890-176-0.08%
2021207,066830.04%
2020206,9837150.35%
2019206,2686800.33%
2018205,5881,3090.64%
2017204,2796530.32%
2016203,6266040.3%
2015203,0221,5760.78%
2014201,4461,2210.61%
2013200,2251,2370.62%
2012198,9886960.35%
2011198,2928390.42%
2010197,453
1990156,19818,86813.74%
1980137,33010,8018.54%
1970126,52919,73918.48%
1960106,79022,27826.36%
195084,51211,87816.35%
194072,6343,7595.46%
193068,87512,49122.15%
192056,3847,37615.05%
191049,0083,9568.78%
190045,0525,85114.93%
189039,2015,74717.18%
188033,4547,42828.54%
187026,0265,04024.02%
186020,9868,29665.37%
185012,6906,03090.54%
18406,6605,725612.3%
1830935-204,723-99.55%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.09% (-176)
County Website
Elkhart County
State
Indiana
County Seat
2020 Population
206,983
Area
463 mi²
Density
446 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-0.21% (-445)
Founded
1830

Elkhart County, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White164,73379.64%
Two or more races14,8077.16%
Other race13,9796.76%
Black or African American10,2684.96%
Asian2,2301.08%
Native American6860.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1380.07%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elkhart County, Indiana Population by Race

Elkhart County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2024

Elkhart County, Indiana Median Age

35.6

Total

34.5

Male

36.8

Female

Elkhart County, Indiana Adults

There are 150,253 adults, (31,363 of whom are seniors) in Elkhart County, Indiana.

Elkhart County, Indiana Age Dependency

74

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkhart County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female104,23750.39%
Male102,60449.61%

Elkhart County, Indiana Population by Age

Elkhart County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All71,7512.8471.228.8
Married36,4733.5185.614.4
Non Family23,3041.2556.443.6
Female8,9063.956.443.6
Male3,0683.8356.143.9
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3.51

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elkhart County, Indiana 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 County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elkhart County, Indiana 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 85.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 26.62%.

Elkhart County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,627

Average Earnings

$51,665

Average Male

$33,615

Average Female

Elkhart County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elkhart County, Indiana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elkhart County, Indiana Language

78.28% of Elkhart County, Indiana 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 14.14% of the population.

Elkhart County, Indiana Language

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White148,83713,3778.99%
Hispanic35,3017,09320.09%
Black9,8303,13431.88%
Multiple14,6973,00120.42%
Other13,8872,37117.07%
Asian2,230853.81%
Islander1311612.21%
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12.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.06%

Male Poverty Rate

12.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana is Black, with 31.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana is Asian, with 3.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.93%.

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.54%
High School9.58%
Some College7.66%
Bachelors or Greater4.12%
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Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed29.62%
Female Unemployed25.07%
Female Employed5.59%
Male Employed3.86%
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Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elkhart County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elkhart County, Indiana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elkhart County, Indiana 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 County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elkhart County, Indiana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7,793

Number of Veterans

7,274

Male Veterans

519

Female Veterans

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Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elkhart County, Indiana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elkhart County, Indiana 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

67.85%

Born in Elkhart County, Indiana

91.47%

Native Born

8.53%

Foreign Born

4.96%

Non Citizen

3.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.47% of Elkhart County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 67.85% having been born in Indiana. 4.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elkhart County, Indiana Place of Birth

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