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One tradition says the community was named for the Elkhart River; another says it was named for the Elkhart tribe

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Elkhart County is one of 92 counties in Indiana.

The county is in the Elkhart-Goshen metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 191,768. This was an increase of  4.91% from the 2000 census.

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$44,478
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elkhart County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Elkhart County was $27,665. This was an increase of 20.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 90% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Goshen

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28% of Elkhart County residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elkhart County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries in Elkhart County include Bonneyville Cemetery, Brown Cemetery, Bull Cemetery, Burkett Cemetery, Carlton Cemetery, Cathcart Cemetery, Clinton Union Cemetery, Cornell Cemetery, Cripe Cemetery, Eldridge Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Elkhart County include Baugo, Benton, Bristol, Cleveland, Clinton, Concord, Elkhart, Elkhart, Goshen, Harrison ... View communities

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Colleges in Elkhart County include Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Goshen College ... View colleges

School districts in Elkhart County include Baugo Community Schools, Concord Community Schools, Elkhart Community Schools, Fairfield Community Schools, Goshen Community Schools, Middlebury Community Schools, Wa-Nee Community Schools ... View school districts

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Libraries in Elkhart County include Bristol-Washington Twp Public Library, Cleveland Branch, Dunlap Branch, Elkhart Public Library, Goshen Public Library, Middlebury Town-Twp Public Library, Nappanee Public Library, Osolo Branch Library, Pierre Moran Branch Library, Wakarusa-Olive & Harrison Twp Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Elkhart County include Bristol Bugle News, Elkhart Truth, Goshen News ... View newspapers

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

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Hotels in Elkhart County include Best Western, Best Western, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Express Suites Elkhart S, Knights Inn ... More hotels

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