Elkhart is a city in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. The city is located 15 mi east of South Bend, Indiana, 110 mi east of Chicago, Illinois, and 150 mi 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 mi southeast of Elkhart.