Elkhart, Iowa facts for kids
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Location of Elkhart, Iowa
|• Total||1.78 sq mi (4.62 km2)|
|• Land||1.78 sq mi (4.62 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||978 ft (298 m)|
|• Density||494.67/sq mi (191.01/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0456304|
Elkhart was founded in 1853 by settlers from Elkhart, Indiana. It incorporated as a city on July 27, 1904.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.58 square miles (4.09 km2), all of it land.
|Source: and Iowa Data Center
As of the census of 2010, there were 683 people, 256 households, and 175 families living in the city. The population density was 432.3 inhabitants per square mile (166.9/km2). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 170.3 per square mile (65.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 1.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.
There were 256 households, of which 46.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.27.
The median age in the city was 30.6 years. 32.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.9% were from 25 to 44; 19.2% were from 45 to 64; and 7.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.
The community is within the North Polk Community School District.
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