Elkhart County, Indiana Population 2021

Elkhart County, Indiana's estimated population is 207,789 with a growth rate of 0.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Elkhart County, Indiana is the 7th largest county in Indiana. The 2010 Population was 197,451 and has seen a growth of 5.24% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021207,7897240.35%
2020207,0657240.35%
2019206,3417240.35%
2018205,6171,4230.70%
2017204,1945520.27%
2016203,6426470.32%
2015202,9951,5720.78%
2014201,4231,2180.61%
2013200,2051,2370.62%
2012198,9686890.35%
2011198,2798280.42%
2010197,45141,25326.41%
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%
18406,6605,725612.30%
18309350.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.35%
County Website
State
Founded
1830
County Seat
2010 Population
197,451
Growth Since 2010
5.24%
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Elkhart County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White178,54187.28%
Black or African American11,1155.43%
Two or More Races6,4143.14%
Some Other Race5,6782.78%
Asian2,1471.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native4790.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1840.09%
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Elkhart County, Indiana Population by Race

Elkhart County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Elkhart County, Indiana Median Age

35.6


Total

34.3


Male

36.7


Female

Elkhart County, Indiana Adults

There are 147,834 adults, (29,243 of whom are seniors) in Elkhart County, Indiana.

Elkhart County, Indiana Age Dependency

72.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkhart County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

103,335

50.52%

Male

101,223

49.48%

Elkhart County, Indiana Population by Age

Elkhart County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elkhart County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All69.8%30.2%
Non Family54.4%45.6%
Male49.4%50.6%
Female48%52%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elkhart County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All71,7182.869.8
Married37,6293.4685.8
Non Family21,6531.2454.4
Female8,6523.548
Male3,7843.5749.4

3.38

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

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Elkhart County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,9798.47%
9th to 12th Grade13,95710.76%
High School Graduate45,05734.74%
Some College25,35819.55%
Associates Degree8,7216.72%
Bachelors Degree16,85413.00%
Graduate Degree8,7596.75%
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Elkhart County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elkhart County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White104,75989,00423,389
Hispanic15,1727,964923
Black6,4375,134703
Other Race2,6711,727178
2+ Races1,6831,359227
Asian1,4891,190375
Native American3732949
Islander12110030

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 25.18%.

Elkhart County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,463$45,610$27,781
Less Than 9th Grade$30,250$36,791$20,688
High School Graduate$33,360$42,064$24,731
Some College$35,096$46,371$28,671
Bachelors Degree$46,502$60,017$36,411
Graduate Degree$57,694$61,264$53,611

$36,463

Average Earnings

$45,610

Average Male

$27,781

Average Female

Elkhart County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elkhart County, Indiana Language by Age

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Elkhart County, Indiana Language

80.86% of Elkhart County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 19.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.76% of the population.

Elkhart County, Indiana Language

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White150,36712,8138.52%
Hispanic32,1086,94221.62%
Black10,6653,71134.80%
Multiple6,3181,45723.06%
Other5,59684415.08%
Asian2,1111306.16%
Islander1842413.04%
Native479224.59%

12.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.94%

Male Poverty Rate

13.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana is Black, with 34.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana is Native, with 4.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.78%.

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.81%
High School9.22%
Some College9.01%
Bachelors or Greater3.79%

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.68%
Male Unemployed28.36%
Female Employed8.26%
Male Employed4.41%

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elkhart County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,021$71,964
Families$67,569$83,013
Married Families$78,613$95,284
Non Families$32,094$41,902
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Income by Household Type

Elkhart County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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Elkhart County, Indiana 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 County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

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Elkhart County, Indiana Marital Status

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8,726

Number of Veterans

8,325

Male Veterans

401

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,277
First Gulf War1,594
Second Gulf War1,164
Korea669
World War II400

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,560
75+2,128
35 to 542,000
55 to 641,436
18 to 34602

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,0216.08%
Hispanic4042.13%
Black3374.42%
2+ Races1475.87%
Other Race1444.18%
Asian513.02%
Native American266.48%

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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6.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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65.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Employment by Age

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Elkhart County, Indiana Employment by Race

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Elkhart County, Indiana 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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66.73%

Born in Elkhart County, Indiana

92.17%

Native Born

7.83%

Foreign Born

5.13%

Non Citizen

2.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.17% of Elkhart County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 66.73% having been born in Indiana. 5.13% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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