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Elkhart, Iowa
Elkhart Iowa 20090503 Sign.JPG
Location of Elkhart, Iowa
Location of Elkhart, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Polk
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 882
 • Density 494.67/sq mi (191.01/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50073
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-24735
GNIS feature ID 0456304
Website www.elkhartiowa.com

Elkhart is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 882 at the time of the 2020 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Elkhart was founded in 1853 by settlers from Elkhart, Indiana. It incorporated as a city on July 27, 1904.

Geography

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1910 132 —    
1920 196 +48.5%
1930 218 +11.2%
1940 215 −1.4%
1950 222 +3.3%
1960 260 +17.1%
1970 269 +3.5%
1980 256 −4.8%
1990 388 +51.6%
2000 362 −6.7%
2010 683 +88.7%
2020 882 +29.1%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
ElkhartIowaPopPlot2020
The population of Elkhart, Iowa from US census data
Elkhart Iowa 20090503 Community Center
Elkhart Community Center
Cory Grove Church, Elkhart, Iowa
Cory Grove Church, located east of Elkhart
Elkhart Iowa 20090503 Fire Station
Fire department
Elkhart Iowa 20090503 City Hall
City hall

2010 census

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.

Education

The community is within the North Polk Community School District.

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