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Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area


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2022 population: 426,076   ( 9,819 from 2010)
Land area: 992.9 square miles
Population density: 429.1 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:312,397 73.32% 5.5%
Black:44,86610.53% 8.9%
Indian:1,0490.25% 7.5%
Asian:21,4735.04% 115.9%
2+ races:12,6212.96% 46.8%
Hispanic:33,6707.90% 39.3%
Total non-White:113,67926.68% 32.6%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:12,566 15.0
Deaths:9,95211.9
Net Migration: 2,4853.0
Net Immigration: 1,2061.4
Change in White population:-18,143 -4.4
Change in Non-White pop.:27,962 6.7




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
416,257
330,54079.41%
41,1839.89%
1,1340.27%
9,9472.39%
8,5982.07%
24,1725.81%
85,71720.59%

2000
390,156
326,65683.72%
37,2479.55%
1,1470.29%
4,8301.24%
5,1491.32%
14,5503.73%
63,50016.28%

1990
354,435
314,42088.71%
29,8968.43%
9950.28%
2,9690.84%
n/a
6,1551.74%
40,01511.29%

1980
345,951
312,38890.30%
25,8017.46%
6780.20%
1,9440.56%
n/a
4,9691.44%
33,5639.70%

1970
327,671
303,89492.74%
19,1405.84%
3370.10%
4690.14%
n/a
3,4831.06%
23,777 7.26%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
56,366 14.4
29,2347.5
-8,043-2.1
7,5601.9
3,884 1.0
22,217 5.7
1990's
NumberRate
58,594 16.5
30,1988.5
-8,742-2.5
3,3811.0
12,236 3.5
23,485 6.6
1980's
NumberRate
56,832 16.4
27,544 8.0
-19,410 -5.6
n/a
2,032 0.6
6,452 1.9
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-17,309 -5.3
n/a
8,494 2.6
9,786 3.0

Age, Family & Household Data for Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
36.6
105,759 24.8%
320,317 75.2%
64,415 15.1%
165,703
2.50
105,887 63.9%
78,533 74.2%
11,849 11.2%
59,816 36.1%

2010
NumberPercent
36.0
111,040 26.7%
305,217 73.3%
51,126 12.3%
161,632
2.53
107,804 66.7%
80,131 74.3%
12,767 11.8%
53,828 33.3%

2000
NumberPercent
34.5
107,522 27.6%
282,634 72.4%
45,634 11.7%
151,048
2.54
103,015 68.2%
80,821 78.5%
10,882 10.6%
48,033 31.8%

1990
NumberPercent
32.2
98,503 27.8%
255,932 72.2%
41,347 11.7%
132,595
2.63
94,927 71.6%
78,428 82.6%
8,017 8.4%
37,668 28.4%

1980
NumberPercent
28.9
105,544 30.5%
240,407 69.5%
33,922 9.8%
122,118
2.79
91,210 74.7%
77,305 84.8%
7,605 8.3%
30,908 25.3%

2022 Housing Data for Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units177,632 
Median Value$174,956 
Occupied165,70393.3%
Vacant11,9296.7%
Owned116,76270.5%
Rented48,94129.5%
Median Rent$922 
Single-Family Units136,94877.1%
    Detached132,90274.8%
    Attached4,0462.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units25,27214.2%
Mobile Homes5,3613.0%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0006,4223.9%
$10,000 to $14,9995,7343.5%
$15,000 to $19,9995,9193.6%
$20,000 to $24,9996,3053.8%
$25,000 to $29,9997,2084.3%
$30,000 to $34,9997,1864.3%
$35,000 to $39,9997,1094.3%
$40,000 to $44,9996,9094.2%
$45,000 to $49,9996,9934.2%
$50,000 to $59,99914,3318.6%
$60,000 to $74,99918,08410.9%
$75,000 to $99,99925,08115.1%
$100,000 to $124,99915,9759.6%
$125,000 to $149,99910,8596.6%
$150,000 to $199,99911,2026.8%
$200,000 or more10,3866.3%
Median Household Income66,840 
Per Capita Income35,482 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.83 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI8,1064.9%
Public Assistance3,0201.8%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps16,2569.8%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed181,17874.7%
Unemployed9,3713.9%
In Armed Forces2260.1%
Total Labor Force190,77578.7%
Not in Labor Force51,69421.3%
Real Unemployment Rate 25.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector84,34263,93856.9%
Non-Profit7,87216,62932.1%
Self-Employed9,5335,95561.6%
Local Government4,7227,23039.5%
State Government1,6902,46540.7%
Federal Government1,29797157.2%
Total Private + Self93,87569,89357.3%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.15,58127,29536.3%
Total109,45697,18853.0%
Pct. Govt.8.9%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts28,76213.9%
Sales and Office Occupations41,73520.2%
Professional, Technical48,02823.2%
Service Occupations31,59015.3%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing4610.2%
All others56,88627.5%
White Collar 57.3%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing41,044239.1%
Health care and social assistance34,052198.4%
Retail trade23,055134.3%
Educational services15,72691.6%
Accommodation and food services13,80080.4%
Construction11,70068.2%
Transportation and warehousing9,66156.3%
Finance and insurance9,60856.0%
Other services9,56955.7%
Professional, scientific, technical9,54555.6%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.7,12541.5%
Wholesale trade5,27630.7%
Public administration5,11129.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing3,35919.6%
Information2,82716.5%
Arts, entertainment, recreation2,74816.0%
Utilities1,2937.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,1766.9%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction2241.3%
Management1020.6%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican23,3585.57%
Puerto Rican2,1050.50%
Cuban1820.04%
Dominican670.02%
Total Central American3,4260.82%
Costa Rican130.00%
Guatemalan1,9730.47%
Honduran2600.06%
Nicaraguan730.02%
Panamanian3330.08%
Salvadoran7740.18%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American7910.19%
Argentinean890.02%
Bolivian290.01%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian4020.10%
Ecuadorian930.02%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian1040.02%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan740.02%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic1,7380.41%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Burmese8,7982.10%
Indian2,0460.49%
Filipino1,7930.43%
Vietnamese1,4660.35%
Chinese1,2680.30%
Korean8510.20%
Malaysian3030.07%
Laotian2810.07%
Thai2530.06%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English347,71688.8%
Spanish19,2424.9%
Other Asian9,5012.4%
German, other Germanic4,5931.2%
Other Indo-European1,7140.4%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic1,3620.3%
Other1,2950.3%
Vietnamese1,1740.3%
Tagalog1,0370.3%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German109,70226.1%
Irish39,2919.4%
English37,8659.0%
American24,5815.9%
French11,9192.8%
European11,3022.7%
Italian9,3012.2%
Polish8,7282.1%
Scottish6,9901.7%
Dutch4,6301.1%
Swedish4,2641.0%
Swiss3,8690.9%
Welsh2,6860.6%
Scotch-Irish2,5390.6%
Norwegian2,2600.5%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen405,03196.5%
Not a citizen14,6843.5%
Native390,45993.0%
Foreign-born29,2567.0%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
12,027 4.4%14,814 5.4%79,814 29.0%86,752 31.5%55,018 20.0%27,156 9.9%
  Average years of education: 13.4
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 12,027 4.4%
9-12 Years 14,814 5.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 79,814 29.0%
Some College 86,752 31.5%
Bach. Degree 55,018 20.0%
Grad Degree 27,156 9.9%
Average years of education: 13.4

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 353,892 336,274 17,618 5.0%
1991 351,616 331,394 20,222 5.8%
1992 358,040 337,044 20,996 5.9%
1993 366,314 348,650 17,664 4.8%
1994 375,986 360,500 15,486 4.1%
1995 384,400 370,510 13,890 3.6%
1996 382,826 369,934 12,892 3.4%
1997 387,308 376,622 10,686 2.8%
1998 389,680 379,174 10,506 2.7%
1999 386,698 375,734 10,964 2.8%
2000 385,506 375,156 10,350 2.7%
2001 385,066 368,948 16,118 4.2%
2002 387,508 368,216 19,292 5.0%
2003 392,976 372,240 20,736 5.3%
2004 388,664 367,764 20,900 5.4%
2005 392,786 372,390 20,396 5.2%
2006 400,466 380,782 19,684 4.9%
2007 396,266 377,286 18,980 4.8%
2008 399,930 375,894 24,036 6.0%
2009 394,868 352,116 42,752 10.8%
2010 387,248 346,506 40,742 10.5%
2011 387,960 352,502 35,458 9.1%
2012 381,794 350,372 31,422 8.2%
2013 382,496 354,402 28,094 7.3%
2014 385,204 363,396 21,808 5.7%
2015 390,040 372,366 17,674 4.5%
2016 396,590 380,026 16,564 4.2%
2017 396,208 383,308 12,900 3.3%
2018 404,240 391,752 12,488 3.1%
2019 409,572 397,062 12,510 3.1%
2020 404,282 373,844 30,438 7.5%
2021 406,918 390,954 15,964 3.9%
2022 414,716 402,996 11,720 2.8%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com