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Elkhart County’s population up slightly, spurred — again — by Hispanic increases

Elkhart County's estimated population for 2012 edged up to 199,619, from 197,559 in 2010.
Posted on June 13, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on June 13, 2013 at 3:40 p.m.

Elkhart County’s population is up slightly, spurred mainly by Hispanic growth, repeating the trend of recent years.

The total estimated population here as of July 1, 2012, reached 199,619, up from the official 2010 count of 197,559, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday, June 13. The growth was driven chiefly by the increase in the Hispanic population, from 27,886 in 2010 to 29,253.

Here are some other highlights:

Ÿ The white non-Hispanic population, the largest segment, reached 153,061, up from 152,846 in 2010.

Ÿ The black non-Hispanic population totaled 11,162, up from 11,055.

Ÿ The Asian population totaled 2,048, up from 1,918.

Ÿ Per the latest numbers, white non-Hispanics represent 76.7 percent of Elkhart County’s population compared to 81 percent statewide and 63 percent across the United States.

Ÿ Hispanics account for 14.7 percent of the population here compared to 6.3 percent in Indiana overall and 16.9 percent across the country.

Ÿ Black non-Hispanics represent 5.6 percent of Elkhart County’s population compared to 9.1 percent across the state and 12.3 percent across the nation.

Ÿ Asians represent 1 percent of the local population compared to 1.7 percent across Indiana and 5 percent across the United States.

Hispanics were responsible for most of the estimated population growth in Elkhart County between 2010 and 2011 and also between the official 2000 and 2010 head counts.

Indiana’s total 2012 estimated population reached 6.52 million while the U.S. population reached 313.91 million.


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