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Elkhart County, IN Highlights


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 Population156,198182,793192,242197,559205,560
Change Since 1990 26,59536,04441,36149,362
Pct. Change Since 1990 17.0%23.1%26.5%31.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration-265
International Migration131
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,389
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)15,4417.5%
School Age (5 to 17)41,12420.0%
College Age (18 to 24)18,2878.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)51,11924.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)49,30724.0%
Older (65 plus)30,28214.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1,3200.6%
Asian Alone2,4371.2%
Black Alone12,6066.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1710.1%
White Alone183,98289.5%
Two or More Race Groups5,0442.5%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino172,05883.7%
Hispanic or Latino33,50216.3%
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