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Fort Wayne, IN

Fort Wayne leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
264,052
Fort Wayne Population7
$
39,838
Median Income6
6.3
%
Unemployment Rate18
 

City Score

 

Population

Fort Wayne's aged 75- to 84-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 12%, whereas the average population in that segment has increased by 11%

Age

34.8
Median Age7
4.1
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Fort Wayne residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 6.4% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 1.1%

Race

79.5
%
Indiana Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Fort Wayne has cold winters, comfortable summers, high humidity, and frequent rainfall. The temperature reaches 90°F or above 16 days per year and there is at least some rain 132 days per year with 72% humidity

Weather

36
%
Chance of Rain12
60
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature39

 

Housing

The average home value in Fort Wayne increased by 46% since 2010 which is 3% higher than the national average and 9% higher than the state average

Rent

$
750
Monthly Average13
38
%
Renters40

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Fort Wayne is a slightly high tax location with sales tax near the national average and property tax 23% lower than the national average, but income tax 32% higher than the national average.

Other

0.86
%
Property Tax21
7.0
%
Sales Tax11
1.2
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)41

 

Employment

Fort Wayne has an average employment rate of 94% which is 0% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Parkview Health and Steel Dynamics

Income

20.1
%
<$25,0006
7.8
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry18

 

Politics

Fort Wayne leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results43

Representatives

Mayor28 Tom Henry
Democratic
House of Representative28 Jim Banks
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Mercer County Joint Township Community Hospital, is 48.0 miles from the center of Fort Wayne, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System - Fort Wayne Campus, is 0.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine, is 106.6 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 CBD Oil Only
Decriminalized29 No
 

Safety

In Indiana, 42.4% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 44.4% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#95 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#16 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report32
#13 2020 Best Cities for Families by U.S. News & World Report33
#40 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report34
#33 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades35
 

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