Elkhart County, IN

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2022 Population
206,841
0.255% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.6
0.282% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12%
5.35% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$63,978
4.57% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$181,800
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
98,862
0.775% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Elkhart County, IN had a population of 207k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $63,978. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Elkhart County, IN grew from 206,314 to 206,841, a 0.255% increase and its median household income grew from $61,182 to $63,978, a 4.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elkhart County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.2%), Other (Hispanic) (6.51%), White (Hispanic) (6.44%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.83%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.94%).

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

The largest universities in Elkhart County, IN are Goshen College (227 degrees awarded in 2022) and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (21 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Elkhart County, IN was $181,800, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in Elkhart County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Elkhart County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Elkhart County, IN is home to a population of 207k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.51% of Elkhart County, IN residents were born outside of the country (17.6k people).

In 2022, there were 11.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (151k people) in Elkhart County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.5k Other (Hispanic) and 13.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95%
2022 Citizenship
95.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95% of Elkhart County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Elkhart County, IN was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elkhart County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    151k ± 426
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    13.5k ± 1.8k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    13.3k ± 1.95k
17.3%
Hispanic Population
35.7k people

In 2022, there were 11.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (151k people) in Elkhart County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.5k Other (Hispanic) and 13.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.3% of the people in Elkhart County, IN are hispanic (35.7k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,350 ± 7,757 people
  2. India
    35,477 ± 4,612 people
  3. China
    18,850 ± 3,366 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,350 Indiana residents, followed by India with 35,477 and China with 18,850.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.6k people
8.05%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16.6k people

As of 2022, 8.51% of Elkhart County, IN residents (17.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elkhart County, IN was 8.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,813 ± 377
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,265 ± 297
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,241 ± 273

Elkhart County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Elkhart County, IN employs 98.9k people. The largest industries in Elkhart County, IN are Manufacturing (34,829 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,967 people), and Retail Trade (10,139 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($55,021), Wholesale Trade ($52,031), and Construction ($48,297).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,980. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

98.9k
2022 Value
± 2,754
0.775%
1 Year growth
± 3.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elkhart County, IN grew at a rate of 0.775%, from 98.1k employees to 98.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elkhart County, IN, are Production Occupations (19,216 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,612 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,654 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

98.9k
2022 Value
± 2,754
0.775%
1 Year growth
± 3.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elkhart County, IN grew at a rate of 0.775%, from 98.1k employees to 98.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elkhart County, IN, are Manufacturing (34,829 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,967 people), and Retail Trade (10,139 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

$49,304
Median earning men ± $1,556
$31,318
Median earning women ± $1,304

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,826), Public Administration ($59,601), and Wholesale Trade ($56,802).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($44,207), Wholesale Trade ($40,745), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,124).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

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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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Civics

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Elkhart County, IN awarded 248 degrees. The student population of Elkhart County, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 357 male students and 543 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elkhart County, IN are White (129 and 59.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (56 and 25.9%), Black or African American (13 and 6.02%), and Asian (9 and 4.17%).

The largest universities in Elkhart County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Goshen College (227 and 91.5%) and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (21 and 8.47%).

The most popular majors in Elkhart County, IN are Registered Nursing (28 and 11.3%), Family Practice Nurse (21 and 8.47%), and General Business (13 and 5.24%).

The median tuition cost in Elkhart County, IN for private four year colleges is $36,660.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Elkhart County, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 900 (39.7% men and 60.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 900 students enrolled in Elkhart County, IN, 39.7% men and 60.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 422 records, of which 65.9% were women and 34.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 13 degrees awarded
  2. 12 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Elkhart County, IN was General Business with 13 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. 227 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Goshen College with 227 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 84 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elkhart County, IN, which is 0.512 times less than the 164 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 129 degrees mean that there were 2.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 56 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 ($36,660) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elkhart County, IN was $181,800 in 2022, which is 0.645 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $159,000 to $181,800, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Elkhart County, IN is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Elkhart County, IN have an average commute time of 19.2 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 $63,978. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Elkhart County, IN was Census Tract 11 with a value of $102,500, followed by Census Tract 10 and Census Tract 3.01, with respective values of $95,817 and $90,000.

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

$181,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,954
$51,118
Median Property Taxes
±$1,672

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

71.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.2% of the housing units in Elkhart County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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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 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elkhart County, IN was Census Tract 11 with a value of $102,500, followed by Census Tract 10 and Census Tract 3.01, with respective values of $95,817 and $90,000.

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Household Income

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$63,978
Median Household Income
± $2,412
71.8k
Number of Households
± 2,131

In 2022, the median household income of the 71.8k households in Elkhart County, IN grew to $63,978 from the previous year's value of $61,182.

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.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.8%)
  2. Carpooled (15.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.86%)

In 2022, 74.8% of workers in Elkhart County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.9%) and those who worked at home (4.86%).

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elkhart County, IN have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.867% 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

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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

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elkhart County, IN (24.4k out of 203k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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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Health

85.1% of the population of Elkhart County, IN has health coverage, with 47.6% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 8.22% on non-group plans, and 1.02% 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 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.7% 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

14.9%
Uninsured
47.6%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
8.22%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elkhart County, IN grew by 0.816% from 14.8% to 14.9%.

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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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