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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 (2014 population: 258,522)

Population per Square Mile: 556.70

Square Miles: 657.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)355,32735.5%6,483,797
Today (2014)365,91835.5%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*379,73135.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today3.0%14 1.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2013-2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-67489 -7,849
Net International Migration8294 10,472
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)2,32229.3%24,994

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)26,43637.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)69,797319.1%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)34,38859.4%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)94,833325.9%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)92,570325.3%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)47,894313.1%14.3%
Median Age35.7  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,78430.5%0.4%
Asian Alone12,83543.5%2.0%
Black Alone44,376312.1%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone42420.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups10,33122.8%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 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 2014 (estimate)154,4773100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)152,6283100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2013)$112,70039  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2013)$54222  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 64,85535.7%1,130,285
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 2014$39,71225100.3%39,578
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 201450135.3%9,498
Food Stamp Recipients in 201452,28136.0%878,155
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201428,85435.6%514,128

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, 20135,08036.1%83,115
Births to Teens, 201336635.4%6,810
Deaths, 20133,07835.1%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force175,53035.4%3,230,540
Annual Unemployment Rate5.84496.7%6.0
October 2015 Unemployment Rate4.14297.6%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, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,115100.0%100.0%$201,106$3,222,176
3- and 4-Family40.4%1.1%$600$18,185
5+ Family31027.8%28.7%$12,605$415,155

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 2014
Percent of County
Fort Wayne258,52270.7%
New Haven15,6084.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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