Elkhart, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 51,265 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.2%
 
Males: 25,000  (48.8%)
Females: 26,265  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  32.7 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46514.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,581 (it was $34,863 in 2000)
Elkhart:

$33,581
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,351 (it was $17,890 in 2000)

Elkhart city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,365 (it was $74,200 in 2000)
Elkhart:

$84,365
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $104,448; Detached houses: $109,981; Townhouses or other attached units: $123,667; In 2-unit structures: $116,874; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $77,981; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $282,123; Mobile homes: $40,211

Median gross rent in 2012: $673.

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Elkhart races chart
  • White alone - 29,528 (57.6%)
  • Hispanic - 12,461 (24.3%)
  • Black alone - 7,360 (14.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1,275 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 486 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 90 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 93 (0.2%)

Races in Elkhart detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elkhart: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.4%), Irish (8.3%), United States (7.4%), English (5.4%), Italian (3.1%), Polish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1858

Elevation: 750 feet

Land area: 21.4 square miles.

Population density: 2,400 people per square mile   (low).

Elkhart,IN real estate house value index trend

Elkhart, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Elkhart:

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elkhart city:

  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

6,800 residents are foreign born

This city:  13.2%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 295 registered sex offenders living in Elkhart, Indiana as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Elkhart to the number of sex offenders is 173 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $865 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $827 (1.0%)

Elkhart satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (60.5 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (88.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dunlap, IN (2.1 miles ), Simonton Lake, IN (2.1 miles ), Osceola, IN (2.4 miles ), Bristol, IN (2.9 miles ), Goshen, IN (3.1 miles ), Edwardsburg, MI (3.1 miles ), Granger, IN (3.2 miles ), Mishawaka, IN (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 62 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 1998: 63 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2000: 62 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2001: 64 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2003: 43 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2004: 45 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2006: 58 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $232,900
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $286,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 85.97 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): RV Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +20,264 (+39.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 12,218 (57.8%)

Area code: 574

Elkhart household income distribution Elkhart home values distribution

Crime rates in Elkhart by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010
Murders 48761512781
per 100,000 9.015.313.311.51.99.622.813.315.21.9
Rapes 31292825343926332235
per 100,000 69.955.653.348.065.374.849.462.741.865.7
Robberies 201224154136161146230161118116
per 100,000 453.3429.4293.1261.1309.4279.9437.1305.8224.1217.7
Assaults 49142520910169114
per 100,000 110.526.847.638.417.319.230.417.120.97.5
Burglaries 9151,027877872934775936906639709
per 100,000 2063.61968.71669.01674.01795.01485.71778.91720.71213.41330.3
Thefts 3,4473,1072,9433,0223,0362,7242,8572,4641,7301,507
per 100,000 7774.25956.05600.95801.55834.95222.05429.94679.63285.22827.6
Auto thefts 422362254309270262276197165114
per 100,000 951.8693.9483.4593.2518.9502.3524.6374.1313.3213.9
Arson 39312331332036312225
per 100,000 88.059.443.859.563.438.368.458.941.846.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 309.3) 739.0620.2528.6526.6535.1503.1586.5493.0364.5335.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Elkhart detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 134 (120 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Indiana average:

1.74
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +7,140 (+16.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (49%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Elkhart: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elkhart, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elkhart-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Elkhart city center killed 31 people and injured 252 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 13.9 miles away from the city center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

Earthquake activity:

Elkhart-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 222.3 miles away from Elkhart center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 263.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 248.6 miles away from Elkhart center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 288.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Elkhart County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elkhart topographic map

Birthplace of: Matt Patanelli - Football player and coach, Shawn Kemp - Basketball player, Chip St. Clair - Motivational writer, Dairese Gary - Basketball player, Greg Ladanyi - Record producer, Kay Chorao - Illustrator, Lindsay Mintenko - Swimmer, Paul Wilbur Klipsch - Inventor, Peter Reckell - Soap opera actor, Rick Mirer - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Mar 19, 1970).

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Elkhart: Joseph A. Nolan.

Main business address for: PATRICK INDUSTRIES INC (PLASTICS PRODUCTS, NEC), CTS CORP (ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES), SKYLINE CORP (MOBILE HOMES), COACHMEN INDUSTRIES INC (MOTOR HOMES).

Hospitals in Elkhart:

  • ELKHART GENERAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 600 E BLVD)

Dialysis Facilities in Elkhart:

  • FMC - NEPHROLOGY - ELKHART (700 WATERBURY PARK DRIVE)

Home Health Centers in Elkhart:

  • ELKHART GENERAL HOME CARE (2020 INDUSTRIAL PKWY)
  • REGIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE INC (525-A W BRISTOL ST PO BOX 128)

Nursing Homes in Elkhart:

  • CHELSEA HEALTHCARE CENTER (1400 WEST FRANKLIN STREET)
  • CHELSEA MANOR (1400 WEST FRANKLIN STREET, PO BOX 1107)
  • EAST LAKE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1900 JEANWOOD DR)
  • ELKHART REHABILITATION CENTER (2600 MOREHOUSE AVE)
  • FOUNTAINVIEW PLACE (1001 W HIVELY AVENUE)
  • GREENLEAF HEALTH CAMPUS (1201 E BEARDSLEY)
  • HUBBARD HILL ESTATES INC (28070 CR 24)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION VALLEY VIEW (333 W MISHAWAKA RD)
  • MERIDIAN NURSING CENTER EAST LAKE (1900 JEANWOOD DRIVE)
  • RIVERSIDE VILLAGE (1400 W FRANKLIN ST)

Airports and heliports located in Elkhart:

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Amtrak station:

ELKHART (131 TYLER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

College/University in Elkhart:

  • Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Full-time enrollment: 65; Location: 3003 Benham Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ambs.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elkhart:

  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 14 miles; South Bend, IN; Full-time enrollment: 5,563)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 15 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Andrews University (about 28 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 37 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 41 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 46 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 49 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)

Public high schools in Elkhart:

Private high schools in Elkhart:

  • ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 548; Location: 25943 COUNTY ROAD 22; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ELIJAH'S FIRE INTNL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 14; Location: 607 MIDDLETON RUN RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Elkhart:

Private elementary/middle schools in Elkhart:

  • ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 1331 N MAIN ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 302; Location: 30888 CR 6; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MICHIANA CHRISTIAN MONTESSORI SCHOOL INC (Students: 274; Location: 23830 COUNTY ROAD 106; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 1114 S MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF ELKHART (Students: 101; Location: 1 MONTESSORI DR; Grades: PK - 4)
  • BASHOR ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 62226 CRIS; Grades: 5 - 11)
  • ELKHART ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 3601 E BRISTOL ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • REDEEMER COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 24004 OLD US 20; Grades: KG - 10)
See full list of schools located in Elkhart, map of school districts: ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, CONCORD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Library in Elkhart:

  • ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,124,919; Location: 300 SOUTH 2ND STREET; 402,054 books; 23,413 audio materials; 31,631 video materials; 18 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 1,300 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Elkhart: Granger Service Area (A), Elkhart Public Library (B), Elkhart Public Library Osolo Branch (C), Elkhart Public Library Pierre Moran Branch (D), Elkhart Fire Department Central Station (E), Elkhart Fire Department Station 5 (F), Elkhart Fire Department Station 4 (G), Elkhart Fire Department Station 2 (H), Elkhart Fire Department Station 6 (I), Elkhart Fire Department Station 7 (J), Elkhart Fire Department Station 3 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Elkhart include: PATRICK INDUSTRIES INC (A), CTS CORP (B), SKYLINE CORP (C), COACHMEN INDUSTRIES INC (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elkhart include: Albright Church (A), Baldwin Church (B), McCoy Memorial Church (C), Riverview Church (D), Saint Johns Church (E), Trinity Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rice Cemetery (1), Grace Lawn Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Pine Creek (A), Elkhart River (B), Puterbaugh Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Elkhart include: Island Park (1), Studebaker Park (2), Moran Park (3), McNaughton Park (4), Riverview Park (5), American Park (6), Rice Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Jim Town Historical Museum Inc (59710 County Road 3) (1), Midwest Museum of American Art (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 429 South Main Street) (2), Time-Out Family Amusement Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3701 South Main Street Ofc) (3), National New York Central Railroad Museum (721 South Main Street) (4), Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Centers (219 Caravan Drive) (5), Amish Country Visitor Information (219 Caravan Drive) (6), Gemini Records (Arcades & Amusements; 816 W. Wolf Avenue) (7), Elkhart River Queen (Arcades & Amusements; 110 Bowers Court) (8), Philippine Travel (Tours & Charters; 725 North Michigan Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Grace Motel (2244 West Lexington Avenue) (1), Econo Lodge (3440 Cassopolis St) (2), Signature Inn Elkhart (3010 Brittany Court) (3), Budget Inn (2807 Cassopolis Street) (4), Econo Lodge Elkhart (3440 Cassopolis Street) (5), Holiday Inn Express (330 Northpointe Boulevard) (6), Residential Inn (3214 South Main Street) (7), Ramada Inn (3011 Belvedere Road) (8), Red Roof Inns (2902 Cassopolis Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Elkhart; County Of (1400 Hudson) (1), City Courts (229 South 2nd) (2), Elkhart County - Clerk's Ofc Elkhart- Superior Court I & Ii (315 South 2nd Street) (3), Elkhart City - City Clerk Court- Fines- Departments- City Clerk Courts (229 South 2nd Street) (4), Elkhart County - Clerk's Ofc Goshen- Court House- Child Support (301 South Main Street) (5), Elkhart County - Courts Elkhart- Court Magistrate (315 South 2nd Street) (6), Elkhart County - Courts Elkhart- Superior Court I- Bailiff (315 South 2nd Street) (7), Elkhart County - Courts Elkhart- Superior Court I- Judge's Secretary (315 South 2nd Street) (8), Indiana State - License Branch-Auto (222 Harrison Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Elkhart County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 129. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

129
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.81. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.81
U.S.:

6.58

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elkhart and their reported violations in the past:

ELKHART PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES (Population served: 47,578, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2009)
BIG OAK MHP (Serves TX, Population served: 702, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-26-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-26-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-18-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 44 regular monitoring violations
  • 19 other older monitoring violations
COUNTRYVIEW FARMS (Population served: 325, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2012), St Other (NOV-16-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2007), St Boil Water Order (OCT-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2010)
NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF NAZARENE (Population served: 301, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-27-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MAPLE LAWN VILLAGE (Population served: 270, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-19-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2007), St Other (AUG-17-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-17-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-04-2009 to SEP-21-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-09-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-05-2007), St Other (AUG-17-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-04-2009 to SEP-21-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-06-2006), St Other (AUG-17-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-04-2009 to SEP-21-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1998, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-09-1999), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-18-2003 to SEP-21-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (4 times from FEB-13-1995 to SEP-21-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
BENBROOK VILLAGE MHP (Serves TX, Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In APR-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In SEP-29-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2014), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2014)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2013)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
OLIVE MENNONITE CHURCH (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SAINT DAVIDS EPISCOPAL CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-09-2012 to NOV-16-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elkhart that have no violations reported:

  • WILTS FOOD CENTER (Serves MI, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLD ORCHARD GOLF COURSE (Population served: 47, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.0%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.5% for Black residents, 34.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.2% for American Indian residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 20.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.0%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Elkhart in 2010:

  • 611 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 158 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 98 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Elkhart in 2000:

  • 283 people in nursing homes
  • 111 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 109 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 71 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 42 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Elkhart, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Elkhart compared to Indiana state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Banks with most branches in Elkhart (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • 1st Source Bank: Elkhart-West Branch, Elkhart North Martins, Dunlap Branch, Elkhart-Bristol Street Branch, Elkhart-Franklin Street Branch. Info updated 2008/06/16: Bank assets: $4,361.6 mil, Deposits: $3,520.6 mil, headquarters in South Bend, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Source Corporation
  • Lake City Bank: Elkhart Northwest Branch, Elkhart Hubbard Hill Branch, Elkhart East Branch, Elkhart Branch. Info updated 2006/05/11: Bank assets: $2,885.4 mil, Deposits: $2,413.2 mil, headquarters in Warsaw, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Lakeland Financial Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Elkhart Central at 101 North Main Street, branch established on 1986/11/04; Elkhart West Branch at 145 West Country Road, branch established on 1997/01/09. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • MutualBank: 25990 County Road Branch at 25990 County Road #6, branch established on 1999/06/30; Elkhart Branch at 5200 Middlebury Street, branch established on 2008/09/01. Info updated 2012/01/19: Bank assets: $1,424.6 mil, Deposits: $1,167.2 mil, headquarters in Muncie, IN, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 32 total offices
  • Horizon Bank, National Association: Elkhart Loan Production Branch at 1808 East Bristol Street, Suite K, branch established on 2004/03/21; Elkhart Branch at 1909 East Bristol Street, branch established on 2006/06/12. Info updated 2010/06/29: Bank assets: $1,546.9 mil, Deposits: $1,018.1 mil, headquarters in Michigan City, IN, positive income, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Horizon Bancorp
  • First State Bank of Middlebury: Riverwalk Branch at 200 Nibco Parkway, branch established on 2005/04/04; Cobblestone Crossing Branch at 1515 Cobblestone Boulevlard, branch established on 2000/01/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $384.1 mil, Deposits: $312.3 mil, headquarters in Middlebury, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Crystal Valley Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Elkhart Branch at 320 North Main, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Elkhart, Indiana:

  • Days Inn, 2820 Cassopolis St, Elkhart, IN 46515 , Phone: (574) 262-3541
  • Diplomat, 52162 St Rd, Elkhart, IN 46515 , Phone: (574) 264-4118
  • Echo Motel, 801 Bristol Ave, Elkhart, IN 46515 , Phone: (574) 264-6269
  • Econo Lodge, 52078 SR 19 N, Elkhart, IN 46514 , Phone: (574) 262-0540
  • Highlander Motel, 614 N Nappaner, Elkhart, IN 46515 , Phone: (574) 293-5356
  • Knights Inn, 52188 SR 19, Elkhart, IN 46515 , Phone: (574) 264-4262
  • Ramada Inn, 3011 Belvedere, Elkhart, IN 46514 , Phone: (574) 262-1581, Fax: (574) 262-1590
  • Red Roof Inn, 2902 Cassopolis St, Elkhart, IN 46515 , Phone: (574) 262-3691
  • 19 other hotels and motels
All 27 fire-safe hotels and motels in Elkhart, Indiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Elkhart travel time to work - commute Elkhart mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elkhart city (based on Elkhart County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.40%
Here: 38.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchMennonite Church USAUnited Methodist ChurchMissionary ChurchOld Order Amish
Adherents16.2%12.5%11.7%7.8%6.8%
Congregations1.4%12.1%7.1%6.4%21.7%
NameChurch of the BrethrenEvangelical Lutheran Church in America The (Ashland, Ohio) Brethren ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.5%4.9%2.5%2.5%29.7%
Congregations6.4%3.6%2.1%2.5%36.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 36
Elkhart County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Elkhart County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Elkhart County:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 135
Here:

6.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Elkhart County:

28.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.5%
State:

14.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$59,129$64,5040$0
Other Government Administration 22$63,863$34,8341$1,018
Judicial and Legal 13$53,765$49,6294$4,034
Police Protection - Officers 133$579,632$52,2980$0
Police - Other 30$59,145$23,65821$16,461
Firefighters 121$605,753$60,0750$0
Fire - Other 4$18,128$54,3840$0
Correction 6$24,243$48,4861$252
Streets and Highways 48$176,702$44,1761$1,481
Airports 7$28,716$49,2274$5,750
Sewerage 45$152,677$40,7140$0
Parks and Recreation 8$35,384$53,07620$7,001
Natural Resources 6$19,443$38,8860$0
Water Supply 34$122,383$43,1941$899
Other and Unallocable 61$222,620$43,7949$8,333
Totals for Government 549$2,221,583$48,55962$45,229

Elkhart government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $491,000 ($9.58)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $36,615,000 ($714.23)
    Sewerage: $13,568,000 ($264.66)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,059,000 ($157.20)
    Police Protection: $7,912,000 ($154.34)
    Fire Protection: $7,665,000 ($149.52)
    Water Utilities: $5,605,000 ($109.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,854,000 ($94.68)
    Regular Highways: $3,827,000 ($74.65)
    Parking Facilities: $2,056,000 ($40.11)
    Air Transportation: $1,466,000 ($28.60)
    Central Staff Services: $1,327,000 ($25.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $504,000 ($9.83)
    Financial Administration: $312,000 ($6.09)
    Corrections - Other: $297,000 ($5.79)
    Health Services - Other: $210,000 ($4.10)
    Welfare - Other: $93,000 ($1.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $925,000 ($18.04)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $2,400,000 ($46.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $851,000 ($16.60)
    General - Other: $747,000 ($14.57)
    Sewerage: $537,000 ($10.47)
    Police Protection: $459,000 ($8.95)
    Regular Highways: $204,000 ($3.98)
    Fire Protection: $173,000 ($3.37)
    Health - Other: $73,000 ($1.42)
    Central Staff: $27,000 ($0.53)
    Air Transportation: $21,000 ($0.41)
    Housing & Community Development: $16,000 ($0.31)
    Parking Facilities: $14,000 ($0.27)
    Judicial: $7,000 ($0.14)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.12)
    Corrections - Other: $2,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $26,267,000 ($512.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $443,000 ($8.64)

Elkhart government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $230,000 ($4.49)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,045,000 ($156.93)
    All Other: $1,197,000 ($23.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $725,000 ($14.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $322,000 ($6.28)
    All Other: $125,000 ($2.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,573,000 ($147.72)
    Highways: $537,000 ($10.47)
    All Other: $196,000 ($3.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,197,000 ($218.41)
    Interest Earnings: $533,000 ($10.40)
    Property Sale Other: $50,000 ($0.98)
    Rents: $29,000 ($0.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,803,000 ($249.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,216,000 ($101.75)
    Highways: $1,599,000 ($31.19)
    All Other: $1,393,000 ($27.17)
    Water Utilities: $64,000 ($1.25)
    Public Welfare: $33,000 ($0.64)
    Housing & Community Development: $20,000 ($0.39)
  • Tax - Property: $11,007,000 ($214.71)
    Individual Income: $2,754,000 ($53.72)
    NEC: $3,000 ($0.06)

Elkhart government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $8,060,000 ($157.22)
    Industrial Revenue: $2,806,000 ($54.74)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $12,015,000 ($234.37)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $7,530,000 ($146.88)
    Water Utilities: $4,725,000 ($92.17)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $17,975,000 ($350.63)
    Water Utilities: $4,725,000 ($92.17)
    Industrial Revenue: $2,706,000 ($52.78)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $100,000 ($1.95)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $8,060,000 ($157.22)
    Other, NEC: $1,570,000 ($30.63)

Elkhart government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,763,000 ($34.39)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $35,282,000 ($688.23)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $7,686,000 ($149.93)

4.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,061 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
Indiana average:

5.59%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($76 average AGI)
Elkhart County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.96% ($36,310 average AGI)
from Kosciusko County, IN  0.27% ($31,536)
from Cass County, MI  0.22% ($26,373)


4.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($116 average AGI)
Elkhart County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Joseph County, IN  1.02% ($29,765 average AGI)
to Kosciusko County, IN  0.23% ($31,482)
to Cass County, MI  0.23% ($32,969)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elkhart:

  • WTRC (1340 AM; 1 kW; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFRN (1270 AM; 5 kW; ELKHART, IN)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WKAM (1460 AM; 3 kW; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: FULMER COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elkhart:

  • WFRN-FM (104.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WZOW (97.7 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVPE (88.1 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORP.)
  • WRBR-FM (103.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: HICKS BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WGCS (91.1 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: GOSHEN COLLEGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLRX (95.7 FM; NAPPANEE, IN; Owner: TALKING STICK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W207BF (89.3 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSND-FM (88.9 FM; NOTRE DAME, IN; Owner: VOICE OF THE FIGHTING IRISH, INC.)
  • W241AD (96.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WHPZ (96.9 FM; BREMEN, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHME (103.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W243AJ (96.5 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WZOC (94.3 FM; PLYMOUTH, IN; Owner: PLYMOUTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETL (91.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP.)
  • W210BF (89.9 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK)
  • WAOR (95.3 FM; NILES, MI; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Elkhart:

  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Elkhart fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 110
Total length: 621 meters (2,037ft)
Total costs: $5,050,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,145,023
Total average daily truck traffic: 98,081

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 31
  • 1960-1969: 17
  • 1970-1979: 6
  • 1980-1989: 7
  • 1990-1999: 37
  • 2000-2009: 3
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Elkhart, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elkhart)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 344 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Elkhart, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 335 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elkhart)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Elkhart)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 130 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED109$92,46163$91,964499$110,61214$59,1112$5,425,36536$100,5278$56,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$92,6556$92,65055$104,0924$17,5330$05$65,7043$41,180
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$92,71941$81,312248$105,16134$26,3741$2,881,92022$69,0078$55,479
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$91,56818$98,867172$108,8722$41,3100$08$68,5852$64,715
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$65,3022$168,79523$113,0273$47,3570$00$01$43,130

Detailed mortgage data for all 13 tracts in Elkhart, IN

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$105,28426$129,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$144,2136$120,713
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$164,6874$156,663
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$60,1700$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 577
  • Hazardous Condition: 261
  • Service Call: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 17

Incident types - Elkhart

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elkhart, IN
Most common first names in Elkhart, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary52679.1 years
John46373.7 years
Robert45270.3 years
William37873.2 years
Charles34973.8 years
James33069.4 years
Helen27779.6 years
George24775.3 years
Ruth23680.3 years
Richard21969.9 years
Most common last names in Elkhart, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller27574.5 years
Smith24573.7 years
Johnson18473.6 years
Brown11874.2 years
Williams10169.6 years
Davis9072.9 years
Martin9076.6 years
Yoder8678.6 years
Jones7572.2 years
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Businesses in Elkhart, IN
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven11Long John Silver's3
AT&T2Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets14
Advance Auto Parts3Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's5
Arby's3Menards1
AutoZone3Microtel1
Bath & Body Works1Nike5
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Burger King6Papa John's Pizza2
CVS5Payless1
Carson Pirie Scott1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut4
Comfort Suites2Quality1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Cricket Wireless3RadioShack2
Curves2Red Lobster1
DHL1Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen3Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Deb1SAS Shoes1
Decora Cabinetry1Sears3
Discount Tire1Sleep Inn1
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel2
FedEx10Starbucks7
Ford1Steak 'n Shake1
GNC2Subway10
GameStop3Super 81
H&R Block5T-Mobile3
Hilton1Taco Bell4
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Holiday Inn4Toys"R"Us1
Honda1U-Haul4
IHOP1U.S. Cellular2
JCPenney1UPS24
Jimmy John's1Vans2
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless2
KFC2Walgreens4
Kmart1Walmart2
Kroger3Wendy's3
Lane Furniture2YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza3

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  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Wood products (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest unemployment growth from 2000 to 2009"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest unemployment in 2009"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 50,000+)"
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  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
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