Elkhart demographics profile

StatisticElkhartIndianaNational
Population52,3786,589,578318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,95418091
Median age32.537.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1855%43%43%
Speak English77%92%79%
Speak Spanish20%5%13%
Elkhart, IN has a population of 52,378 and is the 769th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,954 per sq mi which is 989% higher than the Indiana average and 2057% higher than the national average. The median age in Elkhart is 33 which is approximately 13% lower than the Indiana average of 37. In Elkhart, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 77% speak English and 20% speak Spanish. 61% of Elkhart residents were born in Indiana, 26% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 12% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Elkhart is 989% higher than Indiana.
  • The median age in Elkhart is 13% lower than Indiana.
  • In Elkhart 72.63% of the population is White.
  • In Elkhart 14.65% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Elkhart 1.69% of the population is Asian.

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Elkhart population breakdown by race

RaceElkhartIndianaNational
White72.63%83.99%73.35%
Black or African American14.65%9.23%12.63%
Asian1.69%1.98%5.22%
American Indian0.19%0.24%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race4.52%2.22%3.06%
Other race6.29%2.30%4.75%
In Elkhart, 23.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Elkhart, IN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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