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Elkhart County, IN&

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0.57% growth
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1.98% growth
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0.49% growth
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1.14% growth


The economy of Elkhart County, IN employs 91,085 people. The economy of Elkhart County, IN is specialized in Manufacturing; Other services, except public administration; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 3.5; 1.03; and 1.01 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Elkhart County, IN are Manufacturing (33,134), Retail trade (9,388), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,011), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($47,461), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,424), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,092).

Median household income in Elkhart County, IN is $47,913. Males in Elkhart County, IN have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,600. The income inequality of Elkhart County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Elkhart County, IN. In Elkhart County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 52 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,004. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Elkhart County, IN is home to a population of 200,685 people, from which 93.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Elkhart County, IN is composed of 152,635 White residents (76.1%), 29,763 Hispanic residents (14.8%), 11,206 Black residents (5.58%), 4,109 Two+ residents (2.05%), and 2,150 Asian residents (1.07%). The most common foreign languages in Elkhart County, IN are Spanish (22,814 speakers), Other West Germanic (6,678 speakers), and German (2,305 speakers), but compared to other places, Elkhart County, IN has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (6,678 speakers), German (2,305 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (207 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Elkhart County, IN awarded 292 degrees. The student population of Elkhart County, IN is skewed towards females, with 117 male students and 175 female students. Most students in Elkhart County, IN are White (227 and 77.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (26 and 8.9%), Black or African American (8 and 2.74%), and Two or more races (7 and 2.4%). The largest universities in Elkhart County, IN by number of graduates are Goshen College (277 and 94.9%), Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (15 and 5.14%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Elkhart County, IN are Registered Nursing (54 and 18.5%), Molecular Biology (14 and 4.79%), and General Interdisciplinary Studies (14 and 4.79%). The median tuition costs in Elkhart County, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $30,900 and $30,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Elkhart County, IN is $124,000, which is 0.64 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $122,600 to $124,000, a 1.14% increase. The homeownership rate of Elkhart County, IN is 69.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elkhart County, IN have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elkhart County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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