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 Population156,198182,793197,569203,626206,921
Change Since 1990 26,59541,37147,42850,723
Pct. Change Since 1990 17.0%26.5%30.4%32.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
Net Domestic Migration-970
International Migration90
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)928
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)15,1217.3%
School Age (5 to 17)41,53220.1%
College Age (18 to 24)18,7989.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)51,62624.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)48,28423.3%
Older (65 plus)31,56015.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1,4260.7%
Asian Alone2,6451.3%
Black Alone12,7346.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1910.1%
White Alone184,47889.2%
Two or More Race Groups5,4472.6%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino170,59982.4%
Hispanic or Latino36,32217.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households71,343100.0%
  Family Households49,89269.9%
    Married with Children14,65120.5%
    Married without Children22,72531.9%
    Single Parents7,42810.4%
  Non-family Households21,45130.1%
    Living Alone18,11225.4%
Average Household Size2.90
Average Family Household Size4.15
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 2000182,79326,59517.0%
April 2010197,56914,7768.1%
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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