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Elkhart is a township in Elkhart County, in the Elkhart-Goshen metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Elkhart. For links to other places called Elkhart, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elkhart is 41.566N. The longitude is -85.828W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 804 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 33,986.
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28% of Elkhart residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elkhart ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elkhart was $19,467, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Elkhart residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Elkhart, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $435. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $857.
Elkhart County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elkhart political report.
The average commute time for Elkhart workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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