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Fort Wayne Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Fort Wayne Area is 422,029. The Fort Wayne Area population density is 308.46 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 179.64 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Fort Wayne Area is white, which represent 82.05% of the total population. The average Fort Wayne Area education level is higher than the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 422,029. #119

Population Density, #94

Fort Wayne Area
308.46 per square mile
179.64 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:346,266 (82.05%, #554)
Black:42,652 (10.11%, #246)
Hispanic:25,876 (6.13%, #395)
Asian:11,073 (2.62%, #135)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):1,469 (0.35%, #499)
One Race, Other:8,734 (2.07%, see rank)
Two or More Races:11,835 (2.80%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:19,631 (75.87%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:1,647 (6.36%, see rank)
Cuban:319 (1.23%, see rank)
Central American:1,952 (7.54%, see rank)
South American:1,029 (3.98%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,967 (17.76%, see rank)
Chinese:1,414 (12.77%, see rank)
Filipino:1,008 (9.10%, see rank)
Japanese:280 (2.53%, see rank)
Korean:493 (4.45%, see rank)
Vietnamese:679 (6.13%, see rank)
Asian, Other:5,232 (47.25%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

354,126 (83.91%) out of the total population of 422,029 reported first ancestry.

 Fort Wayne Area% of the Total PopulationIndianaU.S.
Arab1,1400.27%, see rank0.28%0.56%
Czech7330.17%, see rank0.26%0.47%
Danish9000.21%, see rank0.18%0.42%
Dutch6,6621.58%, see rank1.97%1.40%
English30,9217.33%, see rank8.65%8.02%
French16,6493.94%, see rank2.51%3.34%
German128,69730.49%, see rank23.81%15.03%
Greek1,7990.43%, see rank0.36%0.41%
Hungarian1,6070.38%, see rank0.56%0.46%
Irish40,1889.52%, see rank11.76%10.80%
Italian10,7072.54%, see rank2.69%5.52%
Norwegian1,7550.42%, see rank0.57%1.42%
Polish9,0412.14%, see rank3.17%3.01%
Portuguese2380.06%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian1,1070.26%, see rank0.37%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2,9760.71%, see rank0.88%0.99%
Scottish6,8341.62%, see rank1.73%1.72%
Subsaharan African7,9531.88%, see rank0.90%0.95%
Swedish3,3960.80%, see rank0.90%1.27%
Swiss5,6671.34%, see rank0.59%0.30%
Ukrainian7380.17%, see rank0.15%0.31%
American50,37011.94%, see rank11.14%7.12%
Welsh1,9170.45%, see rank0.55%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 206,380 (48.90%, see rank)
Females: 215,649 (51.10%, see rank)

Fort Wayne Area
Male: 48.90%
Female: 51.10%
Male: 49.23%
Female: 50.77%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Fort Wayne Area
36.20 years old
37.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Fort Wayne Area
35.20 years old
35.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Fort Wayne Area
37.50 years old
38.50 years old
38.80 years old

 Fort Wayne Area% of the Total PopulationIndianaU.S.
Under 5 years30,1957.15%, see rank6.48%6.36%
5 to 9 years30,6217.26%, see rank6.81%6.51%
10 to 14 years31,1857.39%, see rank6.87%6.59%
15 to 19 years29,8037.06%, see rank7.09%6.85%
20 to 24 years27,7526.58%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years54,81012.99%, see rank12.78%13.47%
35 to 44 years53,21612.61%, see rank12.70%12.96%
45 to 54 years57,87713.71%, see rank14.04%14.09%
55 to 64 years52,04012.33%, see rank12.43%12.29%
65 to 74 years29,6797.03%, see rank7.52%7.64%
75 to 84 16,9584.02%, see rank4.22%4.25%
85 years and over7,8931.87%, see rank1.84%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Fort Wayne AreaIndianaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population272,473, 100%4,287,819209,056,129
Less Than High School28,613, 10.50%, see rank12.39%13.67%
High School Graduate86,747, 31.84%, see rank34.96%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree88,351, 32.43%, see rank29.03%29.09%
Bachelor Degree44,890, 16.48%, see rank15.11%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree23,872, 8.76%, see rank8.51%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.50, see rank13.2913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Fort Wayne Area IndianaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten13,00161.26%38.74%68.29%31.71%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)49,73780.69%, see rank19.31%, see rank88.34%11.66%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)25,09386.96%, see rank13.04%, see rank90.81%9.19%90.60%9.40%
College25,64180.50%, see rank19.50%, see rank78.80%21.20%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School3,61260.58%, see rank39.42%, see rank71.77%28.23%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Fort Wayne AreaIndianaU.S.
Total Households163,427, 100%2,492,183116,211,092
Average Household Size2.54, see rank2.552.63
1 Person Households46,892, 28.69%, see rank27.83%27.57%
2 or More Person Households116,535, 71.31%, see rank72.17%72.43%
Family Households (Families)107,962, 66.06%, see rank66.45%66.22%
Average Family Size3.22, see rank3.203.32
Married-Couple Family80,276, 49.12%, see rank49.49%48.42%
Nonfamily Households55,465, 33.94%, see rank33.55%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Fort Wayne Area%IndianaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total330,028see rank5,223,072252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over159,731100%, see rank2,545,970123,281,364
Never Married52,49932.87%, see rank33.08%35.77%
Married86,20653.97%, see rank52.85%52.04%
Widowed4,0412.53%, see rank2.57%2.57%
Divorced16,98510.63%, see rank11.50%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over170,297100%, see rank2,677,102129,692,771
Never Married45,91426.96%, see rank27.13%29.48%
Married86,17850.60%, see rank50.10%49.19%
Widowed15,0408.83%, see rank9.23%9.16%
Divorced23,16513.60%, see rank13.54%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Fort Wayne Area%IndianaU.S.
Native399,05794.56%, see rank95.22%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence296,76870.32%, see rank68.43%58.73%
Born in Different State99,74623.63%, see rank26.16%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
2,5430.60%, see rank0.62%1.42%
Foreign Born22,9725.44%, see rank4.78%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship9,5322.26%, see rank1.72%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship13,4403.18%, see rank3.06%7.09%
Born In Europe3,3780.80%, see rank0.64%1.53%
Born In Asia9,5222.26%, see rank1.51%3.82%
Born In Africa8830.21%, see rank0.28%0.55%
Born In Oceania270.01%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America8,5852.03%, see rank2.22%6.83%
Born In Northern America5770.14%, see rank0.10%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Fort Wayne Area%IndianaU.S.
English148,98791.16%, see rank91.16%79.39%
Spanish7,4564.56%, see rank4.71%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages3,9352.41%, see rank2.48%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2,5711.57%, see rank1.24%3.36%
Other4780.29%, see rank0.42%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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