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A Taste of Elkhart, Indiana

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT ELKHART?

  1. Elkhart is a city in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. The city is located 15 miles east of South Bend, Indiana, 110 miles east of Chicago, Illinois, and 150 miles north of Indianapolis, Indiana. Elkhart has the larger population of the two principal cities of the Elkhart-Goshen Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn is part of the South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka Combined Statistical Area, in a region commonly known as Michiana. The population was 50,949 at the 2010 census. Despite the shared name, it is not the county seat of Elkhart County; that position is held by the city of Goshen, located about 10 miles southeast of Elkhart.

  2. By the late 19th century and early 20th century, musical instrument factories, Miles Medical Company, and numerous mills set up shop and became the base of the economy. In 1934, the first recreational vehicle factory opened in Elkhart. Similar companies followed suit for the remainder of the decade, and the economy continued to grow until the rationing of materials in World War II. After the war, growth picked back up and, by 1949, Elkhart was officially dubbed the "RV Capital of the World."

  3. The median income for a household in the city was $34,863, and the median income for a family was $40,514.

  4. The Elkhart Jazz Festival is a three-day event that takes place in late June on the banks of the Elkhart River. It is known as one of the premier Jazz festivals in the nation. In 2007, the festival celebrated its 20th anniversary.

  5. Each June, the Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department presents Rhapsody in Green. It is a weekend event put on at the city's Island Park. It is a typical summer festival with live music and food.

Radio Stations
WUBS 89.7 FM South Bend, IN Religious
WYBV 89.9 FM Wakarusa, IN Religious
WNDV 92.9 FM South Bend, IN Top-40
WZOC 94.3 FM Plymouth, IN Oldies
WTRC 95.3 FM Niles, MI News/Talk
WAOR 95.7 FM Nappanee, IN Sports
W241AD (WSBT) 96.1 FM South Bend, IN News/Talk
WSSM 97.7 FM Goshen, IN Oldies
WLFQ (LPFM) 98.7 FM Elkhart, IN Hip Hop
WSMK 99.1 FM Buchanan, MI Urban Contemporary
WBET 99.3 FM Sturgis, MI Oldies
WSMM 102.3 FM New Carlisle, IN Oldies
WLEG 102.7 FM Ligonier, IN Sports
W287BL (WCMR) 105.3 FM Elkhart, IN Gospel Music
WUBU 106.3 FM South Bend, IN Urban Contemporary

WKIL LPFM - Elkhart's Gospel Inspiration Diversity station

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Demographics of Elkhart, Indiana

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

66.1%

15.4%

0.6%

0.9%

22.5%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Elkhart, Indiana


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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. The Beauty Shoppe Salon And Day Spa -  Category: Hair Salons -  Specialized In:African-American Hair - 1234 Johnson St Ste F Elkhart, IN 46514 (574) 295-7425  - (reviews)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. American Soul Food Buffet -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   2217 W. Franklin, Elkhart, IN 46514 (574) 523-1764  - (visit website)

  2. Danny K's Smokehouse & Grill -  Category: Barbecue, Southern, Soul Food, Steakhouse -   304 E Vistula St, Bristol Elkhart, IN (574) ) 622-0080 (574) 622-0080

  3. Gemini's Bar & Grill -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   23845 US Hwy 33 Elkhart, IN 46517 (574) 875-5595  - (reviews)

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CHURCHES



  1. St. James AME -  122 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr Elkhart, IN 46516 (574) 294-4950   - (visit website)

A.M.E. Church Elkhart, IN   Adoration Dance at St. James A.M.E. Church Elkhart, IN (video)
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