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Fort Wayne city, Indiana

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Fort Wayne city, Indiana
Female persons, percent
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 270,402
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 253,739
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 253,691
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 14,216
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 8.2%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 62.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $115,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $990
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $377
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $764
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 106,673
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.45
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 83.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 12.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 27.8%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 590,818
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,691,875
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,689,254
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,481,794
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,689,310
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $18,422
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 21.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $49,411
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $26,970
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 20,502
Men-owned firms, 2012 10,702
Women-owned firms, 2012 7,313
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,117
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 15,334
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,808
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 17,477
Population per square mile, 2010 2,293.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 110.62
FIPS Code 1825000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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