Elkhart, Indiana 

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Population

52,172

+1.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.8%

Median Income

$35,505

Median Home Price

$169,700

Median Age

33.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.0

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Elkhart, Indiana

Small-manufacturing-town complex - Extreme northern Indiana at Michigan border, 15 miles east of South Bend. June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Elkhart, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Elkhart, IN Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Small-town atmosphere
Cost of housing
Nearby college town
Cons
Harsh winters
Economic cycles
Low educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Elkhart-Goshen Metro Area

Elkhart, a small industrial town, has a diversified manufacturing base. A typical small Midwestern town, Goshen, to the southeast, has an agricultural base, an extension of some Elkhart manufacturing, and Goshen College. The industrial base has some unique components. Elkhart is the U.S. center for the manufacture of recreational vehicles, marching band and other musical instruments, and firefighting equipment.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Indiana
County: Elkhart County
Metro Area: Elkhart-Goshen Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat conservative
City: Elkhart
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Elevation: 700 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Elkhart is 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Elkhart jobs have increased by 5.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Elkhart's cost of living is 20.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Elkhart's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Elkhart county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 62.9% to 35.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Elkhart's population is 52,172 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Elkhart is Real Estate: $169,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.5%.

SCHOOLS
Elkhart public schools spend $11,604 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.2 students per teacher in Elkhart. More Education



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Housing Market in Elkhart

It's a good time to buy in Elkhart. Home Appreciation is up 14.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Elkhart is $169,700.

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Reviews for Elkhart   8 Reviews
Hometown - 5/31/2013
I grew up in Elkhart and it's not the greatest city. My car had been broken into numerous times while living in northern Indiana (South Bend as well). I attribute to... Read More

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Friendly Small Town - 10/10/2012
I moved away from Elkhart and returned 20 years later. During my time away I lived in many locations around the west coast - but mostly in Arizona. The last couple of... Read More

Friendly Small Town - 10/9/2012
I left Elkhart 20 years ago, lived mainly in Arizona and returned recently. I have been pleasantly surprised at the wonderful people I've met here. I've made more... Read More


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