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Fort Wayne, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Wayne is the 2nd largest city in Indiana with a population of 261,136 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Wayne ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Wayne is located at latitude 41.0882 and longitude -85.1439 in Allen County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Wayne (see map below) encompass a land area of 110.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Allen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 810 feet.

The City of Fort Wayne (GNIS ID: 2394798) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fort Wayne is located within Township of Wayne, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allen County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Wayne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Wayne: Fort Miami, Frenchtown, Kekionga, Kiskakon, Miami Town, Omee Town, Post Miami, Twightwee Village.

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Fort Wayne, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 261,136
Population in Households 255,640
Population in Familes 198,642
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,496
Population Density1 2,361
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 104,540
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 64,058
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 116,972 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63,248 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 41,292 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,432 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $107,507
Average Home Value $132,201


Median Household Income $44,818
Average Household Income $59,616
Per Capita Income $24,120
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.62%
Households 0.45% 0.63%
Families 0.26% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fort Wayne, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Wayne to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 69 90th
Diversity Index2 # 24 96th
Median Household Income # 414 39th
Per Capita Income # 266 61st

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