Elkhart, Iowa

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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

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  • 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
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
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Elkhart Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 362 100%
Male 178 49.2%
Female 184 50.8%
Under 18 83 22.9%
18+ 279 77.1%
65+ 61 16.9%
Median Age 34.3
Average Family Size 2.96
White 355 98.1%
African-American 5 1.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.3%

Estimated Elkhart Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 357
Growth -5
Growth % -1.4%

Elkhart Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30%
Irish 15.2%
English 12.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.5%
Norwegian 7%
US/American 5.8%
Welsh 3.3%
Italian 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Dutch 2.1%
Scottish 1.6%
Swiss 1.2%
French Canadian 1.2%
Belgian 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Serbian 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elkhart 362 $51,042
Alleman 439 $66,154
Ankeny 27,117 $66,433
Bondurant 1,846 $56,989
Cambridge 819 $49,375
Huxley 2,316 $56,202
Maxwell 807 $49,821
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