Elkhart County, Indiana Population 2020

Elkhart County, Indiana's estimated population is 204,310 with a growth rate of 0.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Elkhart County, Indiana is the 6th largest county in Indiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018205,5601,2500.61%
2017204,3106580.32%
2016203,6526280.31%
2015203,0241,5480.77%
2014201,4761,2450.62%
2013200,2311,2510.63%
2012198,9807130.36%
2011198,2678230.42%
2010197,44441,24626.41%
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%

Elkhart County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White178,02287.44%
Black or African American10,7205.27%
Two or More Races6,7503.32%
Some Other Race5,3672.64%
Asian2,1561.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native4400.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1490.07%

Elkhart County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2020

Elkhart County, Indiana Median Age

35.5


Total

34.4


Male

36.6


Female

Elkhart County, Indiana Adults

There are 146,927 adults, (28,443 of whom are seniors) in Elkhart County, Indiana.

Elkhart County, Indiana Age Dependency

71.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkhart County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

102,891

50.53%

Male

100,713

49.47%

Elkhart County, Indiana Households and Families

Elkhart County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elkhart County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
All68.8%31.2%
Non Family52.1%47.9%
Male51%49%
Female46.3%53.7%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All72,3292.7768.8
Married38,6303.3784.9
Non Family20,3021.2552.1
Female9,3103.346.3
Male4,0873.3351

3.25

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elkhart County, Indiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,7188.32%
9th to 12th Grade13,50010.48%
High School Graduate45,36835.22%
Some College25,58219.86%
Associates Degree8,8776.89%
Bachelors Degree16,14812.54%
Graduate Degree8,6226.69%

Elkhart County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White104,53189,11522,777
Hispanic14,7957,936924
Black6,2544,911553
Other Race2,4101,570220
Multiple Races1,6531,312181
Asian1,4891,223363
Native American3442607
Islander907613

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 24.38%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,636$44,337$27,075
Less Than High School$28,263$36,101$18,851
High School Grad$32,274$41,377$23,144
Some College$35,025$43,949$28,605
Bachelors Degree$45,002$60,313$35,851
Graduate Degree$57,807$62,216$53,180

$35,636

Average Earnings

$44,337

Average Male

$27,075

Average Female

Elkhart County, Indiana Language

Elkhart County, Indiana Language by Age

Elkhart County, Indiana Language

81.16% of Elkhart County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 18.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.46% of the population.

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty

Elkhart County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White150,28613,4218.93%
Hispanic31,2797,43623.77%
Black10,2063,92138.42%
Multiple6,5191,78127.32%
Other5,2851,32225.01%
Asian2,1201888.87%
Native440317.05%
Islander1492013.42%

13.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.47%

Male Poverty Rate

15.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana is Black, with 38.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana is Native, with 7.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.92%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.28%
Some College9.75%
High School9.60%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.37%
Male Unemployed25.26%
Female Employed9.14%
Male Employed5.06%

Elkhart County, Indiana Income

Elkhart County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,399$69,237
Families$64,009$78,000
Married Families$74,038$89,787
Non Families$32,244$41,549

Elkhart County, Indiana Marital Status

Elkhart County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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

Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans

8,911

Number of Veterans

8,380

Male Veterans

531

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,316
First Gulf War1,467
Second Gulf War1,264
Korea841
World War II418
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,3586.35%
Hispanic3201.75%
Black2823.84%
2 or More1636.34%
Other581.85%
Asian271.58%
Indian236.13%

$Elkhart County, Indiana Veterans by Education

6.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana Employment Status

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Elkhart County, Indiana 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

66.85%

Born in Indiana

92.23%

Native Born

7.77%

Foreign Born

5.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.23% of Elkhart County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 66.85% having been born in Indiana. 5.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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