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People

Total Population 653
Male Share of the Population 53.9%
Female Share of the Population 46.1%
Senior Citizens 4.3%
Employed Population 16+ 376
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.7%
Median Earnings25+ $39,185
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,292

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,000
% Above Poverty Level 89.2%
% Below Poverty Level 10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.3%
Median Gross Rent $534
Median House Value $126,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.8%
Irish 11.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Elkhart Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles N of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Polk
Metro Area Des Moines
Standard Zip Codes 50073
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.791
Longitude -93.521

Elkhart Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ANKENY
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station DES MOINES AP
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station BOONE
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Elkhart, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Enterprise (50073)

White Oak (50073)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alleman 524 $81,932
Ankeny 51,489 $90,909
Bondurant 4,555 $69,219
Cambridge 806 $71,442
Huxley 3,430 $83,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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