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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 (2012 population: 254,555)

Population per Square Mile: 552.28

Square Miles: 657.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)355,32735.5%6,483,797
Today (2013)363,01435.5%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*379,73135.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.2%16 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-44288 -1,179
Net International Migration6255 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)2,36639.1%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2012NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)26,46237.3%6.5%
School Age (5 to 17)69,405319.3%17.8%
College Age (18 to 24)33,84059.4%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)93,641326.0%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)92,110325.6%26.5%
Seniors (65 and older)44,954312.5%13.6%
Median Age35.6  Median Age = 37.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,72330.5%0.4%
Asian Alone10,50542.9%1.8%
Black Alone43,869312.2%9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone35320.1%0.1%
White294,497381.7%86.6%
Two or More Race Groups9,46522.6%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic335,835393.2%93.7%
Hispanic24,57746.8%6.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)137,1973100.0%100.0%
Married With Children28,415420.7%20.2%
Married Without Children38,439328.0%30.1%
Single Parents14,614310.7%9.8%
Living Alone38,820328.3%27.6%

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 2012 (estimate)152,9323100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)152,3403100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
96,361363.3%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$113,40040  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
40,836326.8%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$53622  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 64,98435.8%1,115,499
Public54,94345.3%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)226,73835.4%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher89%17 87%
with B.A. or higher degree26.4%10 23%

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 2012$37,3713198.0%38,119
Median Household Income in 201248,79529103.9%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201215.8%30101.9%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.4%28105.9%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201361335.2%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 201355,53536.0%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201329,53635.8%509,427

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, 20115,25236.3%83,750
Births to Teens, 201143335.4%8,010
Deaths, 20112,86334.9%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2012NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force174,20735.5%3,168,712
Employed159,71035.5%2,911,603
Unemployed14,49735.6%257,109
Annual Unemployment Rate8.350102.5%8.1
February 2014 Unemployment Rate6.31100.0%6.3

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$10,819,755100.0%
Wage and Salary$7,785,99272.0%
Farm Proprietors$25,0330.2%
Nonfarm Proprietors$1,117,06210.3%
Farm$30,2230.3%
Nonfarm$10,789,53299.7%
Private$9,699,52389.6%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$290,8942.7%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$55,6480.5%
  Construction$625,3995.8%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$1,831,59216.9%
  Information$00.0%
  Manufacturing$1,987,10618.4%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$568,0165.2%
  Retail Trade$662,2646.1%
  Trans., Warehousing$738,5546.8%
  Wholesale Trade$710,6036.6%
  Other Private (not above)$1,916,78117.7%
Government$1,090,00910.1%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2012UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,152100.0%100.0%$168,216$2,349,911
Single-Family61653.5%73.4%$135,662$2,063,972
2-Family40.3%1.9%498$23,703
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$15,508
5+ Family53246.2%23.1%$32,056$246,728

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 2012
Percent of County
Fort Wayne254,55570.6%
Grabill1,1050.3%
Huntertown5,0181.4%
Leo-Cedarville3,7561.0%
Monroeville1,2780.4%
New Haven15,3904.3%
Woodburn1,5810.4%
Zanesville1330.0%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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