Elkhart, IN
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Elkhart is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 52,348 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Elkhart is the 15th largest community in Indiana.

When you are in Elkhart, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 44.61% of Elkhart’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Elkhart is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkhart who work in office and administrative support (10.52%), food service (8.63%), and sales jobs (7.52%).

The citizens of Elkhart are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.52% of adults in Elkhart have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Elkhart in 2010 was $17,365, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,460 for a family of four.

Elkhart is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elkhart home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elkhart residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Elkhart also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elkhart include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Elkhart is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.