Income/capita 42%
Household income 36%
Unemployment 31%
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Income per capita$17,231$26,117$29,829
Median household income$35,555$50,433$55,322
Median income owner occupied$46,471$62,593$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,326$29,285$35,192
Median earnings male$28,378$36,194$36,919
Median earnings female$19,090$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate6.1%4.4%4.7%
Poverty level27.1%15.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Elkhart is 42% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Elkhart is 36% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Elkhart is 31% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Elkhart is 79% higher than the national average

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      Elkhart employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.1%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector50.3%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services1.2%1.6%
      Wholesale & retail services11.2%14.7%
      Public administration1.4%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.2%2.2%
      Education, health & social services4.0%23.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Granger, IN30,819$93,82569.6%
      Dunlap, IN6,206$63,99315.7%
      Middlebury, IN3,512$62,28412.6%
      Osceola, IN2,468$60,4589.3%
      Simonton Lake, IN4,573$58,8316.3%
      Elkhart, IN52,378$35,55535.7%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      West New York, NJ52,407$50,3349.0%
      Levittown, PA52,407$72,62731.3%
      Stratford, CT52,300$69,33625.3%
      Perth Amboy, NJ52,265$49,15511.1%
      Peabody, MA52,235$64,07115.8%
      Elkhart, IN52,378$35,55535.7%
      Source: The Elkhart, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).