Learn more about Elkhart County in this Demographic Data Report created by the Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County.
With a median employee age of 35 and 35% of the population between the ages of 18 and 44, the working population of Elkhart County, Indiana, is embarking on the prolific years of their careers. Elkhart County also boasts a workforce with 81% holding a high school diploma or higher.
Elkhart County remains an economic magnet for the region. Significant growth in population is occurring through both natural increase and international migration. Businesses in the area gain access to a workforce of over half a million individuals within a 35 minute commute.
Ekhart Area Employment
|Transportation Equipment Manufacturing||34,900|
|Motor Vehicle Body & Trailer Manufacturing||29,700|
|Trade, Transportation and Utilities||19,900|
|Educational & Health Services||12,600|
|Leisure & Hospitality||7,400|
|Local Government Educational Services||6,100|
Source: Indiana Workforce Development 2020
Local Labor Force
Labor Force within 25 mi. radius
Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development, 2020
Indiana is a Right To Work State.
Elkhart County Education Data
The following data represents the percentage of 25+ age adults who have received a High School Diploma or more and the percentage of adults who have received an Associate’s Degree or more.
|County||High School Diploma||Associate’s Degree or Higher|
Source: STATSindiana 2020
Our Mission is to create an economically vibrant community by recruiting, retaining, and strengthening our economic base; being a catalyst for diversification, innovation, and economic change.
The EDC of Elkhart County will leverage our entrepreneurial spirit, expertise and regional resources to develop a more prosperous community through a diversified, resilient and knowledge based economy.