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Demographic Report

Learn more about Elkhart County in this Demographic Data Report created by the Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County.

Our Workforce

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 

Manufacturing 65,900
Durable Goods 54,500
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 34,900
Motor Vehicle Body & Trailer Manufacturing 29,700
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 19,900
Educational & Health Services 12,600
Retail Trade 10,000
Government 8,900
Leisure & Hospitality 7,400
Wholesale Trade 7,000
Local Government Educational Services 6,100

Source: Indiana Workforce Development 2020

Workforce Data

Local Labor Force


Labor Force within 25 mi. radius

Average Wage $57,853

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
Elkhart 81% 27%
Kosciusko 85% 22%
LaGrange 93% 10%
Marshall 85% 20%
Noble 85% 14%
St. Joseph 88% 28%

Source: STATSindiana 2020

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

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Our Location

300 NIBCO Parkway, Suite 201
Elkhart, IN 46516
Toll Free: 877-535-1002
Phone: 574-293-JOBS (5627)
Fax: 574-343-2951

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