Elkhart, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Elkhart, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Elkhart had a population of 806 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Elkhart is located at latitude 41.7923 and longitude -93.5242 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elkhart (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 974 feet.

The City of Elkhart (GNIS ID: 2394654) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Elkhart is located within Township of Elkhart, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elkhart population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Elkhart, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 806
Population in Households 806
Population in Familes 695
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 511
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $78,630
Average Household Income $99,420
Per Capita Income $35,690


Total Housing Units 313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (80.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $216,071
Average Home Value $304,545


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 220
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.03% 1.8%
Households 1.86% 1.69%
Families 2.81% 1.59%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Elkhart, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkhart to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 361 64th
Population Density # 641 37th
Diversity Index # 319 69th
Median Household Income # 67 93rd
Per Capita Income # 108 89th

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