Being centrally located in the state of Indiana (and not even close to the "middle of nowhere") and close to many metropolitan areas, Elkhart County is a prime location to raise a family or start a business. Our midwestern climate provides all to enjoy each season to its fullest. From the warm (but not too hot) summers, rich autumn colors, brisk and cool white winters, back to a mild, vibrant springtime, Elkhart County is the perfect example of having something for everyone. Most importantly, our welcoming residents showcase our "Hoosier Hospitality."

Now that we have you thinking more about making Elkhart County home or if you already live here, and just want to learn more, we have provided a quick snapshot of some statistics about the county:

Founded: Around April 1, 1830

County Seat: Goshen

Land Area:

  • Total Land Area: 467.97 sq mi (1,212.0  sq km)
  • Land: 463.17 sq mi (1,199.6 sq km) • 
  • Water: 4.80 sq mi (12.4 sq km)  roughly 1% of total land area.

Population (all population information is an estimate and NOT based on newest 2020 census data.)

  • Total Population: approximately 206,341 
  • Population Density444/sq mi (171/km2)
  • The median age was 34.9 years.

2010 United States Census Information (newest census data will be provided when available.)

Out of 70,244 Elkhart County households

  • 38.1% had children under the age of 18
  • 28.0% were non-families
  • 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals
  • Average household size was 2.76 and the
  • The average family size was 3.23.