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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.


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Median household income
Local
$34,863
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elkhart demographic reports
Elkhart is at the confluence of the Elkhart and Saint Joseph rivers, near the Michigan border.
Charles G. Conn, who had been making cornet mouthpieces in his home, launched the world's largest manufacturer of band instruments here.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 187. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1997 movie, "Con Air"
Well-known residents have included:
· Ambrose Bierce, writer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Jazz Festival - June 22-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Elkhart web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lundquist-Bicenntenial Park, High Dive Park, Island Park, Heaton Lake
Colleges and universities: Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 73

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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

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Median rent in Elkhart, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $474.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $757.


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Libraries in Elkhart include Cleveland Branch, Dunlap Branch, Elkhart Public Library, Osolo Branch Library, Pierre Moran Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Elkhart include Elkhart Truth

TV stations in Elkhart include WSJV.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVPE.

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Elkhart County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elkhart political report.

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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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