Information About Fort Wayne

The total estimated population is 288,829. Density is low at 961 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 233,539; Black: 37,373; Two or More Races: 5,589; Asian: 4,555; American Indian: 1,089; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 109; Other Race: 6,575; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 13,407 (5%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 275,422 (95%)

There are 12,927 foreign born residents, of which 38.4% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 3,612; Canada: 752; Vietnam: 743; Germany: 607; India: 543; Bosnia: 512; Philippines: 354; U.S. Born: This State: 192,054; Midwest: 42,519; South: 23,391; Northeast: 9,748; West: 6,724;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Fort Wayne Most Common US Birthplaces in Fort Wayne

The sex distribution is 49% male and 51% female. The median age is 34 years.

Age Distribution

There are 26,183 married couples with children and 11,924 single-parent households (2,550 men, 9,374 women).

The median household income is $46,265 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Indiana: $41,567; Fort Wayne: $46,265;

10% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Indiana: 9%; Fort Wayne: 10%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 113,812; Government: 12,162; Self-employed: 5,959; Unpaid family work: 389; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 47,083; Sales and office: 39,593; Professional and related: 28,761; Production, transportation, and material moving: 27,473; Office and administrative support: 22,437; Service: 18,982;

Work Types in Fort Wayne Common Occupations in Fort Wayne

The average commute time is 21 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 119,322; Car or truck (carpooled): 15,157; Worked at home: 3,476; Walked: 2,209; Public transportation: 1,221; Bicycle: 258; Motorcycle: 85;

Transportation to work methods in Fort Wayne

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Fort Wayne.

There are 123,272 housing units, of which 88,322 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 78,279; Renter: 35,388; Vacant: 9,605; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 58,694; Not Mortgaged: 19,585;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Fort Wayne

The median single family home value is $92,356.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Indiana: $869; Fort Wayne: $846;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Indiana: $432; Fort Wayne: $483;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 19,938; 1940 to 1949: 9,612; 1950 to 1959: 16,665; 1960 to 1969: 20,378; 1970 to 1979: 21,131; 1980 to 1989: 15,185; 1990 to 1994: 8,640; 1995 to 1998: 8,506; 1999 to March 2000: 3,217;

0.4% of homes lack plumbing and 2.6% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 89,590; Electricity: 20,656; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 1,988; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 712;

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