Fort Wayne, IN

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 11.30.20)

 

AGE IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years19,5007.4%
25 to 29 years22,9358.7%
30 to 34 years18,6107.0%
35 to 39 years16,5656.3%
40 to 44 years15,6055.9%
45 to 49 years14,2205.4%
50 to 54 years14,6995.6%
55 to 59 years17,1906.5%
60 to 64 years14,5315.5%
65 to 69 years12,5304.7%
70 to 74 years9,5033.6%
75 to 79 years6,0812.3%
80 to 84 years4,1911.6%
85+ years4,1311.6%

The median age in Fort Wayne is 34.1 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White185,58770.3%
Black or African American41,65915.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native5740.2%
Asian13,6615.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4320.2%
Other8,8733.4%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade8,3584.9%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma12,5397.3%
High school graduate (includes GED)48,18128.2%
Some college, no degree36,05721.1%
Associate’s degree18,09510.6%
Bachelor’s degree30,80418.0%
Graduate or professional degree16,7579.8%
High school graduate or higher149,89487.8%
Bachelor’s degree or higher47,56127.8%
Less than Bachelor’s degree123,23072.1%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0006.2%
$10,000 to $14,9995.0%
$15,000 to $24,99911.9%
$25,000 to $34,99910.9%
$35,000 to $49,99917.3%
$50,000 to $74,99918.7%
$75,000 to $99,99913.2%
$100,000 to $149,99910.8%
$150,000 to $199,9993.5%
$200,000 or more2.5%

Median household income: $48,658

Mean household income: $65,241

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$25,251
High school graduate (includes GED)$26,751
Some college or Associate’s degree$31,646
Bachelor’s degree$46,088
Graduate or professional degree$57,401

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 207,869 NA
Never married73,28435.3%
Now married (except separated)93,73545.1%
Separated2,5341.2%
Widowed12,4426.0%
Divorced25,87412.4%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line40,82315.8%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

Owner-occupied housing units64,850
Renter-occupied housing units40,324
Single-family detached units80,753
Homeownership rate61.7%
Vacancy rate9.8%
Renters rate38.3%
Average housing value$129,325
Average monthly owner cost (with/ mortgage)$689
Average rent$622

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

Average income$63,932
Average household size2.47
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force66.4%
Percent disabled13.5%
Percent with health coverage90.0%
Average travel time to work20.9 minutes
Percent workers using public transportation0.9%
Percent veterans7.1%
Percent foreign born7.9%
Percent speaking Spanish at home2.2%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

Total consumer expenditures per household$56,426.56
Alcoholic beverages$423.43
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$250.46
Beer consumed away from home$77.06
Wine consumed away from home$35.51
Apparel & services$1,620.57
Men’s apparel$309.65
Women’s apparel$539.78
Children’s apparel$252.83
Boys’ apparel$87.69
Girls’ apparel$95.52
Footwear$367.80
Dining out (food away from home)$2,788.99
Dining out – Breakfast$280.66
Dining out – Lunch$867.39
Dining out – Dinner$1,290.43
Education$1,147.30
Entertainment / recreation$2,457.87
Club membership fees$164.34
Dating services$0.63
Pet food$203.44
Pet services$47.16
Food consumed at home$3,974.83
Bakery products consumed at home$523.51
Dairy products consumed at home$409.71
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$764.01
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$876.08
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$396.20
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,401.51
Health care$4,623.11
Medical services$843.61
Nonprescription drugs$112.71
Household Services$1,535.32
Care for the elderly and handicapped$59.73
Lawn and garden services$339.71
Housekeeping services$120.79
PC repair$5.09
Housing$17,539.08
Home improvements$1,911.33
Utilities, fuel, and public services$3,829.78
Phone services$1,372.51
Water$553.65
Life and other insurance$350.30
Pensions and social security$5,953.86
Personal care products and services$679.50
Hair care products$82.88
Personal care products$287.51
Local transportation$6,658.18
Gasoline$1,729.35
Vehicle maintenance and repair$898.95
Travel$1,601.79
Airline fares$377.33
Auto / truck rental on trips$19.09
Lodging on trips$441.71
Food and drink on trips$388.14
Entertainment on trips$139.56

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN ALLEN COUNTY (home to FORT WAYNE, INDIANA)

% with any debt in collections30%
Average debt in collections$2,058
% with medical debt in collections17%
Average medical debt in collections$871
% with student loan debt24%
Average student loan debt$19,072
Average monthly student loan payment$173
% with auto debt34%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

YearPopulationPercent
January 20195,1454.0%
February 20194,7613.7%
March 20194,4143.4%
April 20193,3502.6%
May 20193,7502.9%
June 20194,3213.3%
July 20194,6343.5%
August 20194,2703.3%
September 20193,6272.8%
October 20194,6623.5%
November 20194,3453.3%
December 20193,8763.0%
January 20204,6293.6%
February 20204,5803.5%
March 20204,0393.2%
April 202026,60520.6%
May 202019,90914.9%
June 202017,49012.9%
July 202012,4739.6%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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