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Elkhart is a city in Elkhart County.
The community was named for the shape of a small island at the rivers' confluence.
[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 41.681N. The longitude is -85.976W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 748 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 51,682.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elkhart demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Elkhart County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Elkhart-Goshen area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46514 ZIP code.
20% of Elkhart residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $17,890, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Elkhart residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Elkhart include Elkhart River Race Industrial District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Elkhart, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $474. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $757.
Libraries in Elkhart include Cleveland Branch, Dunlap Branch, Elkhart Public Library, Osolo Branch Library, Pierre Moran Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Elkhart include Elkhart Truth
TV stations in Elkhart include WSJV.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVPE.
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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Elkhart between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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