Fort Wayne, IN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
419,715
0.92% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
2.41% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,758
7.62% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$175,100
16.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
207,001
1.35% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fort Wayne, IN had a population of 420k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $66,758. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fort Wayne, IN grew from 415,887 to 419,715, a 0.92% increase and its median household income grew from $62,031 to $66,758, a 7.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Wayne, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.35%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.95%), and White (Hispanic) (2.54%).

None of the households in Fort Wayne, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.5% of the residents in Fort Wayne, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Wayne, IN are Purdue University Fort Wayne (1,305 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (696 degrees), and Indiana Institute of Technology-College of Professional Studies (492962) (670 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fort Wayne, IN was $175,100, and the homeownership rate was 70.5%.

Most people in Fort Wayne, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Wayne, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fort Wayne, IN is home to a population of 420k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.96% of Fort Wayne, IN residents were born outside of the country (29.2k people).

In 2022, there were 7.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (308k people) in Fort Wayne, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 18.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Fort Wayne, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Wayne, IN was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Wayne, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    308k ± 627
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    42.8k ± 1.09k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    18.3k ± 519
7.54%
Hispanic Population
31.7k people

In 2022, there were 7.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (308k people) in Fort Wayne, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 18.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.54% of the people in Fort Wayne, IN are hispanic (31.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fort Wayne, IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Indiana.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,350 ± 7,757 people
  2. India
    35,477 ± 4,612 people
  3. China
    18,850 ± 3,366 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,350 Indiana residents, followed by India with 35,477 and China with 18,850.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.96%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
29.2k people
6.71%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
27.9k people

As of 2022, 6.96% of Fort Wayne, IN residents (29.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Wayne, IN was 6.71%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,319 ± 531
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,368 ± 595
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,862 ± 441

Fort Wayne, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Wayne, IN employs 207k people. The largest industries in Fort Wayne, IN are Manufacturing (41,044 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (34,052 people), and Retail Trade (23,055 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,569), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,444), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,000).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,980. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

207k
2022 Value
± 3,458
1.35%
1 Year growth
± 2.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Wayne, IN grew at a rate of 1.35%, from 204k employees to 207k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Wayne, IN, are Production Occupations (22,849 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,730 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (20,005 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Wayne, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

207k
2022 Value
± 3,458
1.35%
1 Year growth
± 2.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Wayne, IN grew at a rate of 1.35%, from 204k employees to 207k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Wayne, IN, are Manufacturing (41,044 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (34,052 people), and Retail Trade (23,055 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Wayne, IN, though some of these residents may live in Fort Wayne, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,402
Median earning men ± $881
$34,406
Median earning women ± $600

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($67,799), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,980), and Manufacturing ($57,748).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,902), Public Administration ($50,165), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($39,240).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,081
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,903
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,641
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Indiana went to Donald J. Trump with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.95%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Indiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fort Wayne, IN awarded 3,540 degrees. The student population of Fort Wayne, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,784 male students and 8,987 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Wayne, IN are White (2,301 and 68.5%), followed by Black or African American (412 and 12.3%), Hispanic or Latino (304 and 9.05%), and Unknown (120 and 3.57%).

The largest universities in Fort Wayne, IN by number of degrees awarded are Purdue University Fort Wayne (1,305 and 36.9%), University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (696 and 19.7%), and Indiana Institute of Technology-College of Professional Studies (492962) (670 and 18.9%).

The most popular majors in Fort Wayne, IN are General Business Administration & Management (386 and 10.9%), General Business (381 and 10.8%), and Registered Nursing (200 and 5.65%).

The median tuition costs in Fort Wayne, IN are $29,064 for private four year colleges, and $7,815 and $20,403 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Fort Wayne, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 16,771 (46.4% men and 53.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 16,771 students enrolled in Fort Wayne, IN, 46.4% men and 53.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,822 records, of which 54.1% were women and 45.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 227 degrees awarded
  2. 139 degrees awarded
  3. 116 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fort Wayne, IN was General Business Administration & Management with 227 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Fort Wayne, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,305 degrees awarded
  2. 696 degrees awarded
  3. 670 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Purdue University Fort Wayne with 1,305 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,448 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Wayne, IN, which is 0.692 times less than the 2,092 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,301 degrees mean that there were 5.58 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 412 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($29,064) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,170) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,240) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Wayne, IN was $175,100 in 2022, which is 0.621 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $150,600 to $175,100, a 16.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Wayne, IN is 70.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fort Wayne, IN have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Wayne, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fort Wayne, IN is $66,758. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Fort Wayne, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $103,038 and $95,261.

Property

$175,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,823
$116,762
Median Property Taxes
±$2,294

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Wayne, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.5% of the housing units in Fort Wayne, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Wayne, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $103,038 and $95,261.

The following map shows all of the counties in Fort Wayne, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$66,758
Median Household Income
± $1,290
166k
Number of Households
± 3,082

In 2022, the median household income of the 166k households in Fort Wayne, IN grew to $66,758 from the previous year's value of $62,031.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Wayne, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Wayne, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.59%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.29%)

In 2022, 80.9% of workers in Fort Wayne, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.59%) and those who worked at home (7.29%).

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Wayne, IN have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Fort Wayne, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fort Wayne, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Wayne, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Wayne, IN (48.7k out of 413k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Wayne, IN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.1% of the population of Fort Wayne, IN has health coverage, with 53% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 9.77% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Indiana see 1495 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1719 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,495 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Indiana

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,495 patients per year. This represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Indiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.8% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.9%
Uninsured
53%
Employer Coverage
15.9%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
9.77%
Non-Group
1.28%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Wayne, IN declined by 2.26% from 8.08% to 7.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fort Wayne, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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