Elwood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 8,449 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Elwood is the 89th largest community in Indiana. Elwood has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Elwood is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.03% of the Elwood workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Elwood is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elwood who work in office and administrative support (12.34%), food service (9.61%), and sales jobs (8.96%).
Elwood is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Elwood with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.68% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Elwood in 2010 was $18,722, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,888 for a family of four.
The people who call Elwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Elwood include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Elwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.