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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 (2013 population: 256,496)

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%6,570,713
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 -1,515
Net International Migration6255 10,400
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)2,36639.4%25,233

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)26,30737.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)69,509319.1%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)34,10259.4%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)94,357326.0%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)92,318325.4%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)46,421312.8%13.9%
Median Age35.7  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,72630.5%0.4%
Asian Alone11,54143.2%1.9%
Black Alone44,120312.2%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone37520.1%0.1%
White295,385381.4%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups9,86722.7%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic337,827393.1%93.6%
Hispanic25,18746.9%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2013 (Includes detail not shown below)138,2123100.0%100.0%
Married With Children28,391420.5%19.8%
Married Without Children38,699328.0%30.1%
Single Parents14,392310.4%9.8%
Living Alone39,721328.7%27.7%

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 2013 (estimate)153,5083100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)152,6283100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
96,539363.3%62.0%
Median Value (2013)$112,70039  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
41,673327.3%26.6%
Median Rent (2013)$54222  

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 2013 ACS)228,80535.4%4,258,878
with High School diploma or higher89%18 87.2%
with B.A. or higher degree26.3%11 23.2%

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 2013$37,5603697.3%38,622
Median Household Income in 201345,5875496.0%$47,508
Poverty Rate in 201317.0%21107.6%15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1824.8%24113.2%21.9%
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, 20125,25136.3%83,250
Births to Teens, 201240335.4%7,431
Deaths, 20122,97935.0%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force175,30635.5%3,179,935
Employed162,53035.5%2,940,897
Unemployed12,77635.3%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate7.34897.3%7.5
December 2014 Unemployment Rate5.35591.4%5.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work225,997100.0%$10,885,791100.0%$48,168
Wage and Salary189,49783.8%$7,831,18571.9%$41,326
Farm Proprietors1,3600.6%$51,9940.5%$38,231
Nonfarm Proprietors35,14015.5%$1,150,88910.6%$32,752
Farm1,5970.7%$58,6130.5%$36,702
Nonfarm224,40099.3%$10,827,17899.5%$48,249
Private204,40790.4%$9,730,44889.4%$47,603
  Accommodation, Food Serv.16,1607.2%$295,0152.7%$18,256
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4,3531.9%$64,1490.6%$14,737
  Construction11,7665.2%$634,4215.8%$53,920
  Health Care, Social Serv.33,79715.0%$1,870,29917.2%$55,339
  Information3,5341.6%$237,5972.2%$67,232
  Manufacturing28,03612.4%$2,011,76618.5%$71,757
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9,5024.2%$564,0395.2%$59,360
  Retail Trade23,85610.6%$672,6756.2%$28,197
  Trans., Warehousing8,7463.9%$604,1875.6%$69,082
  Wholesale Trade10,3874.6%$725,2916.7%$69,827
  Other Private (not above)54,27024.0%$2,051,00918.8%$37,793
Government19,9938.8%$1,096,73010.1%$54,856

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed893100.0%100.0%$179,991$3,065,788
Single-Family83092.9%67.3%$174,417$2,631,508
2-Family485.4%2.2%4,690$38,302
3- and 4-Family40.4%0.9%$555$13,598
5+ Family111.2%29.6%$330$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Fort Wayne256,49670.7%
Grabill1,1110.3%
Huntertown5,3131.5%
Leo-Cedarville3,7901.0%
Monroeville1,2800.4%
New Haven15,4744.3%
Woodburn1,5860.4%
Zanesville1340.0%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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