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. Much of the housing stock in Elwood was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Elwood is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.06% 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 (11.43%), sales jobs (10.22%), and food service (8.69%).
Being a small city, Elwood does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Elwood is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.12% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Elwood in 2010 was $18,105, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,420 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, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Elwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.