Elkhart County is located in north-central Indiana. The County Seat is Goshen and the largest city is Elkhart. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.elkhartcountyindiana.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 201,971 and the 2010 census population was 197,561. The land area is 463.17 square miles and there are 426.5 persons per square mile.
89.9% of the population is White, 6.1% is Black or African American, 14.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 80.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $121,700, there are 70,130 households, an average of 2.78 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,109, the median household income is $45,693, and 16.7% of the persons in Elkhart County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 16,077. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,416,879, and sales per capita were $12,182. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.6%.
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