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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, 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%
White297,207380.7%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups10,62622.9%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic341,618392.7%93.3%
Hispanic26,83247.3%6.7%

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 2015$41,5281899.0%41,940
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
April 2017 Unemployment Rate2.55092.6%2.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work236,532100.0%$11,868,735100.0%$50,178
Wage and Salary196,57483.1%$8,616,65072.6%$43,834
Farm Proprietors1,5000.6%$-18,405-0.2%$-12,270
Nonfarm Proprietors38,45816.3%$1,298,40110.9%$33,762
Farm1,6930.7%$-11,641-0.1%$-6,876
Nonfarm234,83999.3%$11,880,376100.1%$50,589
Private214,61290.7%$10,743,64590.5%$50,061
  Accommodation, Food Serv.17,5027.4%$342,8502.9%$19,589
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4,4461.9%$73,7040.6%$16,578
  Construction12,5815.3%$792,0106.7%$62,953
  Health Care, Social Serv.35,34314.9%$2,237,57118.9%$63,310
  Information3,3051.4%$215,4141.8%$65,178
  Manufacturing28,71312.1%$2,050,52517.3%$71,415
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9,8104.1%$591,8425.0%$60,330
  Retail Trade24,86710.5%$746,3196.3%$30,012
  Trans., Warehousing9,0633.8%$632,6705.3%$69,808
  Wholesale Trade10,9074.6%$692,4405.8%$63,486
  Other Private (not above)58,07524.6%$2,368,30020.0%$40,780
Government20,2278.6%$1,136,7319.6%$56,199

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
Single-Family87971.3%68.4%$213,022$2,929,210
2-Family100.8%2.8%1,935$54,124
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

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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