Elkhart is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 362 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Elkhart was founded in 1853 by settlers from Elkhart, Indiana. It incorporated as a city on July 27, 1904.
Elkhart is located at 41°47′34″N 93°31′30″W / 41.79278°N 93.525°W / 41.79278; -93.525 (41.792910, -93.524887).