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Elkhart, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Elkhart had a population of 2,124 as of July 1, 2017. Elkhart ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elkhart is located at latitude 37.0038 and longitude -101.8942 in Morton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elkhart (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Morton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,589 feet.

The City of Elkhart (GNIS ID: 2394655) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Elkhart is located within Township of Taloga, a minor civil division (MCD) of Morton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elkhart population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Elkhart, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,124
Daytime Population: Workers 1,253
Daytime Population: Residents 1,185
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,438
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 2,044
Population in Familes 1,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 1,009
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $55,910
Average Household Income $71,799
Per Capita Income $28,100


Total Housing Units 999 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 557 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 266 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $95,775
Average Home Value $119,086


Total Households 823
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 547
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.51% -1.01%
Households -0.54% -1.04%
Families -0.59% -1.12%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Elkhart, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkhart to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 119 82nd
Population Density # 260 61st
Diversity Index # 44 94th
Median Household Income # 174 74th
Per Capita Income # 206 69th

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