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Elkhart is a city in Polk County, in the Des Moines metro area.
The community was named for Elkhart, IN
The latitude of Elkhart is 41.791N. The longitude is -93.521W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 978 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 373.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elkhart demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Des Moines area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50073 ZIP code.
29% of Elkhart residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $20,397, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% 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 $244. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $740.
Polk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elkhart political report.
The average commute time for Elkhart workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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