Fort Wayne, IN 46816 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46816: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Wayne, IN 46816

Not Acceptable, USPS
Diplomat, IN 46816
Ft Wayne, IN 46816
Maples, IN 46816
Southtown, IN 46816
Southtown Mall, IN 46816

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 194
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,720
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,679
  • County: Allen County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.018, Longitude -85.077
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fort Wayne, IN 46816 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,533
Population in Households 18,275
Population in Familes 14,610
Population in Group Qrtrs 258
Population Density1 551
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 7,108
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 4,419
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,535 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,573 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 983 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $83,248
Average Home Value $120,050


Median Household Income $35,282
Average Household Income $44,148
Per Capita Income $17,194
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.6%
Households 0.41% 0.59%
Families 0.13% 0.42%
Median Household Income   -0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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 46816 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46816 to the other 786 ZIP Codes 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 # 137 83rd
Population Density1 # 202 74th
Diversity Index2 # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 733 7th
Per Capita Income # 740 6th

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