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Allen County, Indiana

Named for Colonel John Allen, who fought Tecumseh's siege of Fort Wayne in 1812

County Seat: Fort Wayne

Largest City: Fort Wayne (2016 population: 264,488)

Population per Square Mile: 563.52

Square Miles: 657.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)355,32735.5%6,484,136
Today (2016)370,40435.6%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*379,73135.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today4.2%12 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-42484 -12,135
Net International Migration8184 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)2,17039.7%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)26,44637.1%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)69,917318.9%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)33,97359.2%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)96,208326.0%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)92,901325.1%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)50,959313.8%14.9%
Median Age35.9  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,75930.5%0.4%
Asian Alone14,71644.0%2.2%
Black Alone44,416312.0%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone41920.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups11,03123.0%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)140,5363100.0%100.0%
Married With Children27,338419.5%19.2%
Married Without Children39,248327.9%30.0%
Single Parents15,775311.2%9.8%
Living Alone40,821329.0%28.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)156,2363100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)151,8933100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2015)$114,60041  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2015)$54825  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 63,58135.7%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)233,22235.4%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher89.3%21 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree27%11 24.1%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2015$41,5281899.0%41,940
Median Household Income in 201550,0174499.0%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201514.6%29101.4%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.8%33102.0%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201641035.5%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 201643,44836.0%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/201725,56235.2%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20155,27036.3%84,008
Births to Teens, 201536436.2%5,876
Deaths, 20153,16035.0%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force180,63735.4%3,326,893
Annual Unemployment Rate4.34897.7%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate3.81105.6%3.6

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work236,532100.0%$11,868,735100.0%$50,178
Wage and Salary196,57483.1%$8,616,65072.6%$43,834
Farm Proprietors1,5000.6%$-18,405-0.2%$-12,270
Nonfarm Proprietors38,45816.3%$1,298,40110.9%$33,762
  Accommodation, Food Serv.17,5027.4%$342,8502.9%$19,589
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4,4461.9%$73,7040.6%$16,578
  Health Care, Social Serv.35,34314.9%$2,237,57118.9%$63,310
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9,8104.1%$591,8425.0%$60,330
  Retail Trade24,86710.5%$746,3196.3%$30,012
  Trans., Warehousing9,0633.8%$632,6705.3%$69,808
  Wholesale Trade10,9074.6%$692,4405.8%$63,486
  Other Private (not above)58,07524.6%$2,368,30020.0%$40,780

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,338100.0%100.0%$258,232$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family34425.7%20.9%$19,541$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Allen County

in 2016
Percent of County
Fort Wayne264,48871.4%
New Haven15,3844.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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