Elkhart County Grew, Despite ’09 Downturn

March 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The economic slump of 2008 and 2009 does not appear to have slowed population growth in Elkhart County, the hub of RV production in northern Indiana and the nation.

Since 2000, Elkhart County has added 17,710 residents (9.7%), putting it at 200,500 in 2009, the state’s sixth largest county, according to 2009 population estimates released Tuesday (March 23) by the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed by Indiana University’s Indiana Business Research Center.

Forty Indiana counties lost population in the decade. The combined losses of these 40 counties totaled 40,260 residents over this period.

For more information on population estimates, visit the STATS Indiana website Information about the 2010 Census is available online at

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