Elkhart has the 566th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Elkhart area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Elkhart has the 161st largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Elkhart is below average at $40,060, and the median cost of a home in Elkhart is $84,100, which is below the national average. 13% of workers in Elkhart hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 76% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Elkhart. 79% of Elkhart workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Elkhart spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.