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Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

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

Largest City: Fort Wayne (2022 population: 267,927)

Population per Square Mile: 233.5

Square Miles: 2,445.5

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)563,51738.3%6,785,528
Today (2022)571,04438.4%6,833,037
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*581,57438.3%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today1.3%3 0.7%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2021-2022NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,1723 5,230
Net International Migration9413 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,2912126.1%1,024

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)37,94426.6%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)104,824318.4%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)51,24439.0%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)148,172325.9%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)134,890323.6%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)93,970316.5%16.9%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2022NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone2,56830.4%0.4%
Asian Alone22,48623.9%2.8%
Black Alone48,20138.4%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone56330.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups16,12722.8%2.4%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2021 (includes detail not shown below)218,6353100.0%100.0%
Married With Children43,260419.8%18.2%
Married Without Children64,502329.5%29.8%
Single Parents20,58919.4%9.2%
Living Alone62,323228.5%29.1%

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 2022 (estimate)241,1473100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)235,3223100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)158,626367.4%62.9%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)60,009325.5%27.2%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 93,43538.3%1,124,094

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 2022$55,729595.6%$58,323
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202229937.6%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 202247,05137.7%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/202338,99037.6%511,735

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, 20217,61929.5%79,946
Births to Teens, 202131638.2%3,845
Deaths, 20195,26638.0%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force279,74238.2%3,404,443
Annual Unemployment Rate2.71090.0%3.0
October 2023 Unemployment Rate3.2897.0%3.3

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work364,404100.0%$22,971,288100.0%$63,038
Wage and Salary289,35279.4%$16,461,54771.7%$56,891
Farm Proprietors4,9031.3%$328,5261.4%$67,005
Nonfarm Proprietors70,14919.3%$2,717,69011.8%$38,742
  Accommodation, Food Serv.23,2016.4%$603,8252.6%$26,026
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5,6571.6%$102,7670.4%$18,166
  Health Care, Social Serv.43,689*12.0%*$3,539,654*15.4%*$81,019*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.13,492*3.7%*$1,006,715*4.4%*$74,616*
  Retail Trade35,6499.8%$1,498,8016.5%$42,043
  Trans., Warehousing18,308*5.0%*$1,090,555*4.7%*$59,567*
  Wholesale Trade12,556*3.4%*$1,268,427*5.5%*$101,022*
  Other Private (not above)85,497*23.5%*$4,103,529*17.9%*$47,996*

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, 2022UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed2,633100.0%100.0%$618,773$6,635,992
3- and 4-Family30.1%0.5%$392$14,702
5+ Family85432.4%32.6%$91,093$1,031,387

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

in 2022
Percent of Region
Columbia City10,0861.8%
Fort Wayne267,92746.9%
New Haven15,8432.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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