Elkhart County, IN

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2021 Population
206,314
0.551% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
35.5
0.281% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
11.4%
2.23% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$61,182
4.57% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$159,000
6.5% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
98,102
0.643% 1-year decline

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In 2021, Elkhart County, IN had a population of 206k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $61,182. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Elkhart County, IN grew from 205,184 to 206,314, a 0.551% increase and its median household income grew from $58,509 to $61,182, a 4.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elkhart County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.7%), White (Hispanic) (8.99%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.11%), Other (Hispanic) (4.35%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.19%).

None of the households in Elkhart County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.2% of the residents in Elkhart County, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elkhart County, IN are Goshen College (251 degrees awarded in 2021) and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (21 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Elkhart County, IN was $159,000, and the homeownership rate was 71.5%.

Most people in Elkhart County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Elkhart County, IN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Elkhart County, IN is home to a population of 206k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2021, 8.05% of Elkhart County, IN residents were born outside of the country (16.6k people).

In 2021, there were 8.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (152k people) in Elkhart County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.5k White (Hispanic) and 10.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.2%
2021 Citizenship
95%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 95.2% of Elkhart County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Elkhart County, IN was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elkhart County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    152k ± 353
  2. White (Hispanic)
    18.5k ± 1.56k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 693
16.7%
Hispanic Population
34.5k people

In 2021, there were 8.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (152k people) in Elkhart County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.5k White (Hispanic) and 10.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.7% of the people in Elkhart County, IN are hispanic (34.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Elkhart County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    100,393 ± 7,721 people
  2. India
    33,054 ± 4,453 people
  3. China
    20,560 ± 3,515 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 100,393 Indiana residents, followed by India with 33,054 and China with 20,560.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.05%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16.6k people
7.92%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
16.3k people

As of 2021, 8.05% of Elkhart County, IN residents (16.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elkhart County, IN was 7.92%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,886 ± 352
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,269 ± 268
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,111 ± 313

Elkhart County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Elkhart County, IN employs 98.1k people. The largest industries in Elkhart County, IN are Manufacturing (33,805 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,974 people), and Retail Trade (10,227 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($51,057), Construction ($45,747), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,725).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,653. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

98.1k
2021 Value
± 2,666
−0.643%
1 Year decline
± 3.89%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Elkhart County, IN declined at a rate of −0.643%, from 98.7k employees to 98.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elkhart County, IN, are Production Occupations (18,157 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,575 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,334 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elkhart County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

98.1k
2021 Value
± 2,666
−0.643%
1 Year decline
± 3.89%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Elkhart County, IN declined at a rate of −0.643%, from 98.7k employees to 98.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elkhart County, IN, are Manufacturing (33,805 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,974 people), and Retail Trade (10,227 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elkhart County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Elkhart County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,391
Median earning men ± $2,038
$29,166
Median earning women ± $1,188

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,038), Information ($57,633), and Public Administration ($55,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($38,472), Wholesale Trade ($37,110), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,480).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,536
    Manufacturing
  2. 1,368
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 985
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $14.2M
    Manufacturing
  2. $1.4M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $768k
    Wholesale Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $74B
  2. $43.5B
  3. $35.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $74B, followed by Mixed freight ($43.5B) and Machinery ($35.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$465B
2020 Value in Indiana
$895B
Projected 2050 Value in Indiana
92.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 92.4% to $895B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $38.6B
  2. $37.8B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $38.6B, followed by Ohio with $37.8B and Michigan and $36.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Elkhart County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 63.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.67%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Elkhart County, IN awarded 272 degrees. The student population of Elkhart County, IN in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 363 male students and 570 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elkhart County, IN are White (186 and 73.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (41 and 16.2%), Black or African American (11 and 4.35%), and Two or More Races (9 and 3.56%).

The largest universities in Elkhart County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Goshen College (251 and 92.3%) and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (21 and 7.72%).

The most popular majors in Elkhart County, IN are Registered Nursing (40 and 14.7%), Environmental Science (18 and 6.62%), and Family Practice Nurse (18 and 6.62%).

The median tuition cost in Elkhart County, IN for private four year colleges is $35,940.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Elkhart County, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 92.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 933 (38.9% men and 61.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 933 students enrolled in Elkhart County, IN, 38.9% men and 61.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 465 records, of which 65.8% were women and 34.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 14 degree-majors awarded
  2. 13 degree-majors awarded
  3. 40 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Elkhart County, IN was Molecular Biology with 14 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Elkhart County, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 251 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Goshen College with 251 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 96 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elkhart County, IN, which is 0.545 times less than the 176 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 186 degrees mean that there were 4.54 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 41 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($35,940) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,220) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.712% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.727% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.73M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (856k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Elkhart County, IN was $159,000 in 2021, which is 0.649 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $149,300 to $159,000, a 6.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Elkhart County, IN is 71.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Elkhart County, IN have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elkhart County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Elkhart County, IN is $61,182. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Elkhart County, IN was Census Tract 11 with a value of $86,170, followed by Census Tract 10 and Census Tract 3.01, with respective values of $85,208 and $84,969.

In 2022, 12.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Elkhart County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.07%.

Property

$159,000
Median Property Value 2021
±$3,406
$51,032
Median Property Taxes
±$1,649

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elkhart County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.5%
Homeownership
2021
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 71.5% of the housing units in Elkhart County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 11
  2. Census Tract 10
  3. Census Tract 3.01

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elkhart County, IN was Census Tract 11 with a value of $86,170, followed by Census Tract 10 and Census Tract 3.01, with respective values of $85,208 and $84,969.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Elkhart County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,182
Median Household Income
± $1,636
71.3k
Number of Households
± 2,207

In 2021, the median household income of the 71.3k households in Elkhart County, IN grew to $61,182 from the previous year's value of $58,509.

The following chart displays the households in Elkhart County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elkhart County, IN is from Indiana.
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.451
2020 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2021, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.514% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (75.4%)
  2. Carpooled (15.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.57%)

In 2021, 75.4% of workers in Elkhart County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.7%) and those who worked at home (4.57%).

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elkhart County, IN have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 0.942% of the workforce in Elkhart County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elkhart County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elkhart County, IN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Elkhart County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.07%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elkhart County, IN (23.1k out of 203k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elkhart County, IN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.7% of the children was living in poverty in Elkhart County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 357 in Elkhart County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 233 per 100,000 population.

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85.2% of the population of Elkhart County, IN has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 8.36% on non-group plans, and 0.93% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Elkhart County, IN see 1947 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.37% decrease from the previous year (2015 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2610 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 657 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,947 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Elkhart County, IN

Primary care physicians in Elkhart County, IN see an average of 1,947 patients per year. This represents a 3.37% decrease from the previous year (2,015 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Elkhart County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.2% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.8%
Uninsured
48.4%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
8.36%
Non-Group
0.93%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elkhart County, IN declined by 1.72% from 15% to 14.8%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 64.1 in Elkhart County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.8% in Elkhart County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.1% in Elkhart County, IN.

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