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Elkhart is a town in Indiana with a population of 52,378. Elkhart is in Elkhart County. Living in Elkhart offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Elkhart there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Elkhart and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Elkhart are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$701
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,223
    283
  • Murder
    29
    6
  • Rape
    58
    41
  • Robbery
    183
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    924
    500
  • Theft
    2,933
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    455
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,555
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%
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Like most cities, Elkhart has good and bad sides of town. For the most part Elkhart authorities and government officials are attempting to make this once quaint town a little more like home!
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While down town Elkhart is sketchy, most of the town is decent. There is little to do here but work and go out to eat. No parks or things to do outdoors in a part of town that is safe. If you don't have access to a local lake or have a pool you are sol of things to do in the summer. Winters are full of snow and ice so you'll need 4wd. You'll deal with ignorance where ever you go because no-one actually knows what they are doing.
Elkhart has numerous job opportunities but the crimes are on the rise. Police needs to hold people accountable for their actions and their children's actions. Laws need enforced equally among all citizens not just the Hispanic community. Our schools need funding and more academic and recreational programs. Mental health needs lots of work, and resources are scarce.