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Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

Counties include: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Wells, Whitley

Largest City: Fort Wayne (2012 population: 254,555)

Population per Square Mile: 219.9

Square Miles: 2,445.5

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)529,98938.2%6,483,797
Today (2013)537,83438.2%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*558,53338.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.5%5 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1,04210 -1,179
Net International Migration6664 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)3,116212.0%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2012NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)38,25337.1%6.5%
School Age (5 to 17)102,019319.1%17.8%
College Age (18 to 24)49,06039.2%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)134,594325.2%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)140,181326.2%26.5%
Seniors (65 and older)70,972313.3%13.6%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone2,32630.4%0.4%
Asian Alone11,23532.1%1.8%
Black Alone44,61638.3%9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone42120.1%0.1%
White465,397387.0%86.6%
Two or More Race Groups11,08422.1%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic506,091394.6%93.7%
Hispanic28,98845.4%6.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (includes detail not shown below)203,9813100.0%100.0%
Married With Children42,935421.0%20.2%
Married Without Children61,491330.1%30.1%
Single Parents20,361110.0%9.8%
Living Alone55,858327.4%27.6%

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

HousingNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2012 (estimate)225,4153100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)224,6983100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)149,476366.5%62.6%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)54,505324.3%26.1%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 92,84438.3%1,115,499
Public81,43137.8%1,039,411

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2012$36,506695.8%$38,119
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201374336.3%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 201372,48037.9%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201340,20237.9%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 12Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20117,55939.0%83,750
Births to Teens, 201162737.8%8,010
Deaths, 20114,55837.8%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2012NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force258,38038.2%3,168,712
Employed237,01738.1%2,911,603
Unemployed21,36338.3%257,109
Annual Unemployment Rate8.37102.5%8.1
February 2014 Unemployment Rate6.2789.9%6.9

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
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$14,632,653100.0%
Wage and Salary$10,462,59571.5%
Farm Proprietors$192,3401.3%
Nonfarm Proprietors$1,408,2179.6%
Farm$215,7641.5%
Nonfarm$14,416,88998.5%
Private$12,908,37788.2%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$362,6612.5%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$63,7310.4%
  Construction$800,4115.5%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$2,047,258*14.0%*
  Information$50,8400.3%
  Manufacturing$3,386,39723.1%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$605,476*4.1%*
  Retail Trade$858,2765.9%
  Trans., Warehousing$852,307*5.8%*
  Wholesale Trade$893,935*6.1%*
  Other Private (not above)$2,339,336*16.0%*
Government$1,508,51210.3%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2012UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,445100.0%100.0%$217,185$2,349,911
Single-Family84358.3%73.4%$180,702$2,063,972
2-Family543.7%1.9%$3,676$23,703
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$15,508
5+ Family54837.9%23.1%$32,806$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 Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

NamePopulation
in 2012
Percent of Region
Auburn12,7872.4%
Berne3,9740.7%
Bluffton9,8971.8%
Columbia City8,8311.7%
Decatur9,3621.7%
Fort Wayne254,55547.6%
Garrett6,2911.2%
Huntertown5,0180.9%
Huntington17,2913.2%
New Haven15,3902.9%
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