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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%
White298,063380.5%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups11,03123.0%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic343,209392.7%93.2%
Hispanic27,19547.3%6.8%

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)
96,765363.7%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$114,60041  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
43,771328.8%27.8%
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
Public54,04445.2%1,048,879
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 2016$42,6331698.9%43,097
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
Employed172,95135.4%3,179,806
Unemployed7,68635.2%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.34897.7%4.4
September 2017 Unemployment Rate3.51102.9%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work237,991100.0%$12,234,271100.0%$51,406
Wage and Salary198,11983.2%$8,812,48272.0%$44,481
Farm Proprietors1,4950.6%$21,3880.2%$14,306
Nonfarm Proprietors38,37716.1%$1,280,31010.5%$33,361
Farm1,6900.7%$27,9460.2%$16,536
Nonfarm236,30199.3%$12,206,32599.8%$51,656
Private216,22090.9%$11,056,52090.4%$51,136
  Accommodation, Food Serv.17,8177.5%$354,8702.9%$19,917
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4,3791.8%$72,7720.6%$16,618
  Construction12,8495.4%$828,1766.8%$64,455
  Health Care, Social Serv.36,53015.3%$2,430,50219.9%$66,534
  Information3,1351.3%$214,5601.8%$68,440
  Manufacturing28,63712.0%$2,129,31917.4%$74,356
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9,9504.2%$607,3085.0%$61,036
  Retail Trade25,28510.6%$794,0856.5%$31,405
  Trans., Warehousing8,4153.5%$548,9144.5%$65,230
  Wholesale Trade10,7764.5%$676,3175.5%$62,761
  Other Private (not above)58,44724.6%$2,399,69719.6%$41,058
Government20,0818.4%$1,149,8059.4%$57,258

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
Single-Family93670.0%75.2%$234,194$3,417,822
2-Family584.3%3.1%4,497$64,063
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

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Fort Wayne264,48871.4%
Grabill1,1060.3%
Huntertown5,2861.4%
Leo-Cedarville3,7671.0%
Monroeville1,2970.4%
New Haven15,3844.2%
Woodburn1,5780.4%
Zanesville1290.0%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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