Elkhart County, IN Demographics

The total population of Elkhart County is estimated to be 206,841 with 102,604 males (49.61%) and 104,237 females (50.39%). There are 1,633 more females than males in Elkhart County.
The median household income in Elkhart County was $66,132 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 167(0.25%) from $66,299 in 2020. This income is 88.64% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Elkhart County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $77,466. Overall, the median household income for the county of Elkhart County stands at $61,922.
In Elkhart County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $45,537 for males and $25,073 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $57,596 for males and $40,747 for females.
In Elkhart County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $73,331, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $21,824.
In 2022, the population of Elkhart County was 206,890, a 0.08% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Elkhart County's population was 207,066, an increase of 0.04% compared to a population of 206,983 in 2020.
The median age in Elkhart County, IN is 35.5, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 22.98% were under the age of 15, 20.24% aged 15 to 29, 42.18% aged 30 to 64, 12.54% aged 65 to 84, and 2.06% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Elkhart County population: 82.72% are White, 5.19% are Black or African American, 0.25% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.96% are Asian, 0.07% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 4.56% are some other race and 6.26% are multiracial.