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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 (2015 population: 260,326)

Population per Square Mile: 560.55

Square Miles: 657.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)355,32735.5%6,484,192
Today (2015)368,45035.6%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*379,73135.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today3.7%14 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-39480 -14,881
Net International Migration9644 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)2,14638.5%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)26,16537.1%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)70,002319.0%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)34,23859.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)95,666326.0%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)92,945325.2%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)49,434313.4%14.6%
Median Age35.9  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,81130.5%0.4%
Asian Alone13,91243.8%2.1%
Black Alone44,449312.1%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone44520.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups10,62622.9%1.9%
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 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)139,3843100.0%100.0%
Married With Children27,670419.9%19.4%
Married Without Children38,912327.9%30.1%
Single Parents14,958310.7%9.9%
Living Alone40,691329.2%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)155,2953100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)153,2893100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2014)$112,60041  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2014)$54326  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 63,15435.7%1,108,151
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)230,97435.4%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher89.3%17 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree26.6%12 23.6%

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 2014$39,71225100.3%39,578
Median Household Income in 201448,6514398.5%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201415.2%34100.0%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.7%32102.4%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201545035.4%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 201547,64135.9%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201626,43735.2%504,539

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, 20145,22936.2%84,080
Births to Teens, 201437736.0%6,277
Deaths, 20143,12235.1%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force178,77935.5%3,265,761
Annual Unemployment Rate4.55093.8%4.8
September 2016 Unemployment Rate3.95592.9%4.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work228,788100.0%$11,303,124100.0%$49,404
Wage and Salary191,79183.8%$8,105,37271.7%$42,261
Farm Proprietors1,4990.7%$43,5950.4%$29,083
Nonfarm Proprietors35,49815.5%$1,202,64410.6%$33,879
  Accommodation, Food Serv.16,5307.2%$313,2382.8%$18,950
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4,3111.9%$69,6160.6%$16,148
  Health Care, Social Serv.34,03514.9%$1,980,12517.5%$58,179
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9,6184.2%$594,7795.3%$61,840
  Retail Trade24,32710.6%$709,1236.3%$29,150
  Trans., Warehousing8,7053.8%$604,8725.4%$69,486
  Wholesale Trade10,3934.5%$747,3426.6%$71,908
  Other Private (not above)55,34124.2%$2,169,94619.2%$39,210

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,232100.0%100.0%$243,649$3,737,044
3- and 4-Family151.2%1.6%$888$31,656
5+ Family32826.6%27.2%$27,804$722,054

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 2015
Percent of County
Fort Wayne260,32670.7%
New Haven15,7094.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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