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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: 321.6

Square Miles: 1,361.0

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)416,26236.4%6,484,061
Today (2018)437,63136.5%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*443,04136.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.1%5 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration9533 3,555
Net International Migration5794 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)2,129211.1%19,211

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 2017 (includes detail not shown below)167,1093100.0%100.0%
Married With Children32,399419.4%18.8%
Married Without Children48,959329.3%30.0%
Single Parents17,673110.6%9.6%
Living Alone48,176328.8%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)182,3643100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)116,841364.1%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)50,268327.6%27.7%

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

EducationNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 74,50236.7%1,117,590

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 2017$44,124597.7%$45,150
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201833935.6%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 201839,41036.5%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/201929,77135.8%514,915

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, 20175,94037.2%82,170
Births to Teens, 201735436.9%5,152
Deaths, 20174,03436.1%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force212,10736.4%3,336,655
Annual Unemployment Rate3.3991.7%3.6
March 2019 Unemployment Rate3.41187.2%3.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work272,396100.0%$14,142,982100.0%$51,921
Wage and Salary224,75282.5%$10,171,31371.9%$45,256
Farm Proprietors2,6171.0%$10,3850.1%$3,968
Nonfarm Proprietors45,02716.5%$1,502,56510.6%$33,370
  Accommodation, Food Serv.19,4857.2%$385,4622.7%$19,782
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4,8031.8%$88,6400.6%$18,455
  Health Care, Social Serv.39,66414.6%$2,645,31218.7%$66,693
  Professional, Tech. Serv.10,285*3.8%*$633,941*4.5%*$61,637*
  Retail Trade28,47710.5%$919,3996.5%$32,286
  Trans., Warehousing10,088*3.7%*$589,092*4.2%*$58,395*
  Wholesale Trade11,3804.2%$820,2235.8%$72,076
  Other Private (not above)64,829*23.8%*$2,735,918*19.3%*$42,202*

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 Wayne265,90461.3%
New Haven15,5603.6%
South Whitley1,7500.4%
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