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Olive is a township in Elkhart County, in the Elkhart-Goshen metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Olive. For links to other places called Olive, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Olive is 41.560N. The longitude is -86.031W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 823 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,847.
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40% of Olive residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Olive ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Olive was $20,355, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Olive residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Olive, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $382. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $838.
Elkhart County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Olive political report.
The average commute time for Olive workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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