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Worldwide Jewelry & Pawn (WWJPEL) 2621 W Lexington Ave, Elkhart, IN
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About Elkhart

Elkhart (IPA: [ˈɛl.kɑɹt]) is a city located about 100 miles due east of Chicago in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. Located in the South Bend Metropolitian Statistical Area and the region commonly known as Michiana, the city has a population of 51,874 as of the 2000 census. Despite the name, Goshen, located about 10 miles south of Elkhart, is the county seat of Elkhart County.

Demographics

As of the 2000 census, there were 51,874 people, 20,072 households, and 12,506 families residing in the city. The population density was 937.7/km² (2,428.0/mi²). There were 21,688 housing units at an average density of 392.0/km² (1,015.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.5% White, 14.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 9.2% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.8% of the population.

Of the 20,072 households, 62.3% were occupied by families, 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present and 37.7% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,863, and the median income for a family was $40,514. Males had a median income of $30,674 versus $22,760 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,890. About 11.1% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.[4]

In recent years, there has been a influx of people coming to Elkhart, particularly immigrants of Hispanic ethnicity.

Economy

Downtown Elkhart from the Riverwalk.
Downtown Elkhart from the Riverwalk.

Due to its close proximity to the South Bend metropolitan area, the commercial sectors of the city are small.

Museums

There are a few different museums located in the city.

Schools

Three school systems (Elkhart Community Schools, Concord Community Schools, and Baugo Community Schools) serve the greater Elkhart area.

(See articles on Elkhart Central High School, Elkhart Memorial High School, and Concord High School.)

Higher Education

Ivy Tech Community College is a statewide system of community colleges and has a campus on the city's east side.

Indiana University South Bend, which is the third largest of the Indiana University campuses, operates an Elkhart Center located in the city's downtown area. The center moved into the new downtown building in Fall 2007.

Indiana Institute of Technology has a small operation on Middlebury Street on the city's east side.

Bethel College in Mishawaka has a small satellite campus on the city's south side. 

Links

  • City of Elkhart website
  • Elkhart Chamber of Commerce
  • Elkhart on city-data.com - extensive collections of statistics and graphs relating to Elkhart.
  • The eTruth Website
  • Fox28 WSJV
  • WNIT Public Television
  • Elkhart Housing Partnership website
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