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Elkhart County, IN

Elkhart County, Indiana, offers a mix of urban and rural living with a population of nearly 200,000. The large Amish population contributes to the local economy, drawing tourists to learn about their conservative lifestyles and to buy their fine handmade crafts and food. Numerous recreational vehicle manufacturing facilities contribute to the top industries of the region which has earned the county the title “RV Capital of the World.”

Pioneers began building homesteads on the Elkhart Prairie in 1829, among the Chippewa, Potawatomi and Ottawa Indian tribes. Although no clear documentation exists defining the origin of the name Elkhart, the strongest theory argues the county was named after Shawnee Chief Elkhart, father to Princess Mishawaka. Another city located nearby is named after his daughter, Mishawaka.

The cities and towns that make up this county today include Elkhart, Middlebury, Goshen, Nappanee, Bristol, Millersburg and Wakarusa. Many parks, museums and annual events keep residents and tourist busy. The Amish craftsmen, farmers and merchants draw crowds throughout the year, but even more so during the Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival. Music lovers enjoy the Jazz Festival and Rhapsody in Green Summer Festival. The Elkhart County is also home of the second largest 4-H fair in the entire United States.

Weather in Wakarusa

The average high temperatures in Wakarusa range from 32 in January to 84 in July

Average home income in Wakarusa

The average household income of a Wakarusa resident is $69,912 with an average home value of $161,401

Population of Wakarusa

Wakarusa has 3,832 residents.

Home ownership in Wakarusa

The average level of home ownership in Wakarusa is 80%.

Education breakdown of Wakarusa

Education levels of residents of Wakarusa include: highschool 41%, associate 8%, bachelor 14%, graduate 7%.

Households in Wakarusa

Wakarusa has 1,352 homes, built on average 57 years ago.