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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 264,159 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 264,159
Population in Households 258,662
Population in Familes 198,857
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,497
Population Density2 2,388
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $48,764
Average Household Income $64,763
Per Capita Income $26,253


Total Housing Units 117,643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64,383 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 41,681 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,579 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $112,062
Average Home Value $138,678


Total Households 106,064
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 64,497
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.48% 0.58%
Households 0.52% 0.62%
Families 0.28% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

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, 2018 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 Density # 67 90th
Diversity Index # 26 96th
Median Household Income # 403 41st
Per Capita Income # 262 62nd

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