B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$695
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Elkhart Rankings

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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
    1,193
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    58
    41
  • Robbery
    215
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    974
    525
  • Theft
    2,698
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    440
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,371
National
$53,889
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    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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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.
Elkhart is unsafe, desperate, and uninspired. Jobs are sparse, unless you have specialized skills within the RV industry. Very few safe, clean areas to live, especially if renting. Angry, rude, bored people in the service industry here.