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Fort Wayne, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Wayne is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Allen County at latitude 41.0882 and longitude -85.1439. Allen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 810 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Fort Wayne, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fort Wayne indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 256,784
Population in Households 251,296
Population in Familes 196,143
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,488
Population Density1 2,321
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 103,065
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 63,414
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 115,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64,253 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,812 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,290 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $125,912
Average Home Value $146,310


Median Household Income $44,329
Average Household Income $58,812
Per Capita Income $23,673
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.29% 0.46%
Households 0.34% 0.48%
Families 0.15% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 73 89th
Diversity Index2 # 25 96th
Median Household Income # 432 37th
Per Capita Income # 258 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.