Elkhart is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 716 people and just one neighborhood, Elkhart is the 336th largest community in Iowa. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Elkhart, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Elkhart, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Elkhart’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Elkhart does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $49,375.
Real Estate Prices
Elkhart real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Elkhart house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Elkhart isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elkhart are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elkhart is a city of professionals, construction workers and builders and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkhart who work in office and administrative support (14.57%), healthcare (14.00%) and sales jobs (7.43%).
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Elkhart has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Elkhart has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Elkhart than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Elkhart may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Elkhart doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.