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Population (year 2000): 51,874. Estimated population in July 2005: 52,270 (+0.8% change)
Males: 25,523 (49.2%), Females: 26,351 (50.8%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 30.8 years
Median household income: $34,863 (year 2000)
Median house value: $78,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Elkhart:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.8%)
  • Hispanic (14.8%)
  • Black (14.7%)
  • Other race (9.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (18.7%), Irish (8.2%), United States (7.0%), English (6.6%), Italian (3.2%), Dutch (2.7%).Indiana

Elevation: 750 feet

Land area: 21.4 square miles

Elkhart,

For population 25 years and over in Elkhart

  • High school or higher: 71.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elkhart city

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

11.4% Foreign born (9.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,140 (+16.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wayne, IN Fort (71.4 miles pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (118.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lake, IN Simonton (4.3 miles IN (4.8 miles Dunlap, IN (7.4 miles Osceola, IN (10.7 miles Bristol, IN Wakarusa, (10.8 miles MI (11.1 miles Edwardsburg, IN Goshen, (11.5 miles IN (12.9 miles Granger,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 56 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 1997: 62 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 1998: 63 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2000: 62 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2001: 64 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2003: 43 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2004: 45 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $154,500

Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 85.97 W

Area code: 574


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (47.2%), Educational,health and social services (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +18,955 (+36.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,370 (55.0%)


 

Crime in Elkhart by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 8 7 6 1
    per 100,000 15.4 13.5 11.6 1.9
Rapes 29 28 25 34
    per 100,000 55.9 54.0 48.2 65.5
Robberies 224 154 136 161
    per 100,000 431.8 296.9 262.2 310.4
Assaults 14 25 20 9
    per 100,000 27.0 48.2 38.6 17.3
Burglaries 1,027 877 872 934
    per 100,000 1979.8 1690.6 1681.0 1800.5
Thefts 3,107 2,943 3,022 3,036
    per 100,000 5989.5 5673.4 5825.7 5852.6
Auto thefts 362 254 309 270
    per 100,000 697.8 489.6 595.7 520.5
606.7 518.2 515.6 526.5

Average climate in Elkhart, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Elkhart,

Elkhart-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the Elkhart city center killed 31 people and injured 252 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 tornado 17.4 miles away from the city center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

Birthplace of: Rick Mirer - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Mar 19, 1970), Amber Jacobs - WNBA player (Minnesota Lynx, born: Jun 29, 1982), Derek Drews - College basketball player (Western Michigan Broncos).

Main business address for: PATRICK INDUSTRIES INC (PLASTICS PRODUCTS, NEC), CTS CORP (ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES), SKYLINE CORP (MOBILE HOMES), COACHMEN INDUSTRIES INC (MOTOR HOMES).


Hospital/medical center in Elkhart:
  • ELKHART GENERAL HOSPITAL (600 EAST BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Elkhart:
  • OAKLAWN PSYCHIATRIC CENTER, INC (about 10 miles; GOSHEN, IN)
  • GOSHEN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; GOSHEN, IN)
  • ST JOSEPH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; MISHAWAKA, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elkhart:
  • ELKHART MUNI (about 4 miles; ELKHART, IN; ID: EKM)
  • SOUTH BEND REGIONAL (about 25 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN; ID: SBN)
  • KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL (about 48 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; ID: AZO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Elkhart:
  • MISHAWAKA PILOTS CLUB (about 6 miles; ELKHART, IN; ID: 3C1)
  • GOSHEN MUNI (about 18 miles; GOSHEN, IN; ID: GSH)
  • NAPPANEE MUNI (about 18 miles; NAPPANEE, IN; ID: C03)

Amtrak station:
ELKHART (131 TYLER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 131 $457,778 $41,933 0 $0
Police - Other 20 $57,317 $34,390 4 $3,341
Firefighters 120 $412,428 $41,242 0 $0
Fire - Other 14 $40,089 $34,362 0 $0
Correction 7 $20,011 $34,304 0 $0
Streets and Highways 66 $205,117 $37,294 27 $19,824
Airports 11 $36,380 $39,687 0 $0
Financial Administration 11 $30,496 $33,268 0 $0
Sewerage 54 $180,966 $40,214 9 $6,100
Parks and Recreation 48 $135,018 $33,754 43 $13,004
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $18,427 $36,854 0 $0
Water Supply 25 $77,788 $37,338 4 $2,400
Other and Unallocable 40 $121,811 $36,543 26 $23,076
Other Government Administration 46 $103,686 $27,048 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 5 $19,334 $46,401 9 $9,994
Totals for Government 604 $1,916,646 $38,079 122 $77,739
Colleges/Universities in Elkhart:
  • ASSOCIATED MENNONITE BIBLICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 119; Location: 3003 BENHAM AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ambs.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ELKHART BEAUTY COLLEGE (Location: 404 S MAIN; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elkhart:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (about 20 miles; NOTRE DAME, IN; Full-time enrollment: 10,633)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTH BEND (about 24 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN; FT enrollment: 4,725)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 5,017)
  • WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 23,132)
  • ANDREWS UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; FT enrollment: 2,342)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-NORTH CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 66 miles; WESTVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; FT enrollment: 2,824)
Public high schools in Elkhart:
  • ELKHART MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,876; Location: 2608 CALIFORNIA RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ELKHART CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,828; Location: 1 BLAZER BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CONCORD COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,452; Location: 59117 MINUTEMAN WAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • JIMTOWN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 512; Location: 59021 CR 3 S; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Elkhart:
  • ELKHART BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHO (Students: 575; Location: 25943 COUNTY ROAD 22E; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Elkhart:
  • CONCORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 763; Location: 24050 CR 20; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NORTH SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 696; Location: 300 LAWRENCE ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • CLEVELAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 696; Location: 53403 CR 1 N; Grades: KG - 06)
  • PIERRE MORAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 200 W LUSHER AVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WEST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 101 S NAPPANEE ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • CONCORD EAST SIDE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 609; Location: 57156 CR 13 S; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CONCORD OX-BOW ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 609; Location: 23525 CR 45; Grades: KG - 06)
  • OSOLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 578; Location: 24975 CR 6 E; Grades: KG - 06)
  • FEESER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 574; Location: 26665 CR 4 W; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HAWTHORNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 563; Location: 501 W LUSHER AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Elkhart:
  • ST THOMAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 1331 NORTH MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 425 MASSACHUSETTS AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: 1114 S MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF ELKHART (Students: 162; Location: 416 E. CRAWFORD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • REDEEMER COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN S (Students: 72; Location: 25435 1/2 CR 6 EAST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ELKHART S D A SCHOOL (Students: 7; Location: 23818 COUNTY ROAD 10; Grades: 1 - 7)
Library in Elkhart:
  • ELKHART PL (Operating income: $4,536,996; Location: 300 S 2ND ST; 315,266 books; 19,184 audio materials; 23,105 video materials; 1,911 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Granger Service Area (A).

Churches in Elkhart include: Albright Church (A), McCoy Memorial Church (B), Baldwin Church (C), Trinity Church (D), Saint Johns Church (E), Riverview Church (F).

Cemeteries: Grace Lawn Cemetery (1), Rice Cemetery (2).

Rivers and creeks: Pine Creek (A), Puterbaugh Creek (B), Christiana Creek (C), Elkhart River (D).

Parks in Elkhart include: Riverview Park (1), Studebaker Park (2), Rice Park (3), American Park (4), Moran Park (5), McNaughton Park (6), Island Park (7).


Elkhart compared to Indiana state average:
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Elkhart:
  • WTRC (1340 AM; 1 kW; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFRN (1270 AM; 5 kW; ELKHART, IN)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WKAM (1460 AM; 3 kW; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: FULMER COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Elkhart:
  • WFRN-FM (104.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WZOW (97.7 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVPE (88.1 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORP.)
  • WLRX (95.7 FM; NAPPANEE, IN; Owner: TALKING STICK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGCS (91.1 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: GOSHEN COLLEGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRBR-FM (103.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: HICKS BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • W207BF (89.3 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHPZ (96.9 FM; BREMEN, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W210BF (89.9 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK)
  • WSND-FM (88.9 FM; NOTRE DAME, IN; Owner: VOICE OF THE FIGHTING IRISH, INC.)
  • W241AD (96.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WZOC (94.3 FM; PLYMOUTH, IN; Owner: PLYMOUTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHME (103.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W243AJ (96.5 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WETL (91.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WAOR (95.3 FM; NILES, MI; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
TV broadcast stations around Elkhart:
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

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