Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Elkhart County, IN

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A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population156,198182,793192,242197,559204,310
Change Since 1990 26,59536,04441,36148,112
Pct. Change Since 1990 17.0%23.1%26.5%30.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-807
International Migration100
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,369
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)15,5227.6%
School Age (5 to 17)41,26220.2%
College Age (18 to 24)18,2638.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)50,86924.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)49,63224.3%
Older (65 plus)29,48414.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1,2980.6%
Asian Alone2,4361.2%
Black Alone12,6346.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1720.1%
White Alone183,53889.8%
Two or More Race Groups4,9542.4%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino172,21184.3%
Hispanic or Latino32,82116.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households71,733100.0%
  Family Households51,56771.9%
    Married with Children15,86922.1%
    Married without Children22,29531.1%
    Single Parents8,20711.4%
  Non-family Households20,16628.1%
    Living Alone16,13922.5%
Average Household Size2.85
Average Family Household Size3.96
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 2000182,79326,59517.0%
April 2010197,55914,7668.1%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections197,559204,959212,036218,988225,496
Change Since 2010 7,40014,47721,42927,937
Pct. Change Since 2010 3.7%7.3%10.8%14.1%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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