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Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

Counties include: Allen, Wells, Whitley

Largest City: Fort Wayne (2017 population: 265,904)

Population per Square Mile: 319.3

Square Miles: 1,361.0

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)416,25436.4%6,484,125
Today (2017)434,61736.5%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*443,04136.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today4.4%5 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2283 -976
Net International Migration7654 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)2,348210.4%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)30,12236.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)80,930318.6%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)38,42958.8%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)111,606325.7%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)109,677325.2%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)63,853314.7%15.4%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,99630.5%0.4%
Asian Alone15,86133.6%2.4%
Black Alone45,001310.4%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone41820.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups12,11632.8%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (includes detail not shown below)165,5433100.0%100.0%
Married With Children32,032419.3%19.0%
Married Without Children48,329329.2%30.0%
Single Parents17,371110.5%9.7%
Living Alone47,863328.9%28.2%

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

HousingNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)184,6083100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)180,6643100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)116,106364.3%61.0%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)49,437327.4%27.8%

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

EducationNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 73,17536.6%1,110,866

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

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2016$42,267598.1%$43,097
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201739735.8%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 201742,82536.5%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/201728,55135.8%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 15Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20165,91437.1%83,063
Births to Teens, 201631335.9%5,294
Deaths, 20163,93036.2%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force212,10736.4%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.3994.3%3.5
September 2018 Unemployment Rate2.71190.0%3.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work269,805100.0%$13,608,761100.0%$50,439
Wage and Salary222,55182.5%$9,765,64471.8%$43,880
Farm Proprietors2,6501.0%$72,3810.5%$27,314
Nonfarm Proprietors44,60416.5%$1,391,62010.2%$31,199
  Accommodation, Food Serv.19,4387.2%$379,0832.8%$19,502
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4,7031.7%$75,1570.6%$15,981
  Health Care, Social Serv.39,38014.6%$2,542,55118.7%$64,565
  Professional, Tech. Serv.10,358*3.8%*$614,333*4.5%*$59,310*
  Retail Trade28,29310.5%$867,6506.4%$30,667
  Trans., Warehousing9,950*3.7%*$620,263*4.6%*$62,338*
  Wholesale Trade11,8794.4%$743,2985.5%$62,572
  Other Private (not above)63,119*23.4%*$2,525,308*18.6%*$40,009*

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,722100.0%100.0%$335,363$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family42824.9%23.4%$42,179$469,056

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 2017
Percent of Region
Columbia City9,0442.1%
Fort Wayne265,90461.2%
New Haven15,5603.6%
South Whitley1,7500.4%
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