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Allen County, Indiana

Named for Colonel John Allen, who fought Tecumseh's siege of Fort Wayne in 1812

County Seat: Fort Wayne

Largest City: Fort Wayne (2019 population: 270,402)

Population per Square Mile: 577.06

Square Miles: 657.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)355,33935.5%6,484,192
Today (2019)379,29935.6%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*402,13445.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today6.7%11 3.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,4923 3,997
Net International Migration7476 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,993210.8%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)26,58537.0%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)70,369318.6%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)34,28959.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)100,491326.5%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)90,981324.0%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)56,584314.9%16.1%
Median Age36.0  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,78030.5%0.4%
Asian Alone17,43134.6%2.6%
Black Alone45,450312.0%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone39320.1%0.1%
White302,000379.6%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups12,24523.2%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic349,943392.3%92.7%
Hispanic29,35647.7%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)143,5003100.0%100.0%
Married With Children27,610419.2%18.6%
Married Without Children39,998327.9%29.9%
Single Parents15,734311.0%9.5%
Living Alone41,783329.1%28.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2019 (estimate)160,6873100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)156,9553100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
97,949362.4%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$123,80037  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
45,551329.0%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$59725  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 65,11135.9%1,111,333
Public55,57445.3%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)239,81635.5%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher89.3%35 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree28.2%13 25.9%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2019$47,6021897.8%48,678
Median Household Income in 201854,4734697.8%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201813.5%30103.8%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.0%20120.0%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201926535.1%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 201936,03736.2%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/202026,80035.3%507,739

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20175,20036.3%82,170
Births to Teens, 201731836.2%5,152
Deaths, 20173,36135.1%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force186,79935.5%3,387,366
Employed180,92335.5%3,275,056
Unemployed5,87635.2%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.15193.9%3.3
October 2020 Unemployment Rate4.916102.1%4.8

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work250,512100.0%$13,907,535100.0%$55,516
Wage and Salary206,81882.6%$10,127,61272.8%$48,969
Farm Proprietors1,4160.6%$16,9600.1%$11,977
Nonfarm Proprietors42,27816.9%$1,441,91210.4%$34,105
Farm1,6550.7%$23,9510.2%$14,472
Nonfarm248,85799.3%$13,883,58499.8%$55,789
Private228,59891.3%$12,620,03990.7%$55,206
  Accommodation, Food Serv.18,3557.3%$399,8352.9%$21,783
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5,0282.0%$89,3490.6%$17,770
  Construction14,6245.8%$1,057,1627.6%$72,290
  Health Care, Social Serv.38,51415.4%$2,781,88620.0%$72,231
  Information2,7701.1%$187,9301.4%$67,845
  Manufacturing30,48012.2%$2,404,24017.3%$78,879
  Professional, Tech. Serv.10,7044.3%$671,2334.8%$62,709
  Retail Trade25,82010.3%$912,0106.6%$35,322
  Trans., Warehousing9,7443.9%$576,0474.1%$59,118
  Wholesale Trade10,3474.1%$835,9666.0%$80,793
  Other Private (not above)61,764*24.7%*$2,690,020*19.3%*$43,553*
Government20,2598.1%$1,263,5459.1%$62,370

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,838100.0%100.0%$391,965$4,988,366
Single-Family1,21265.9%73.1%$327,345$4,298,385
2-Family181.0%1.6%485$48,202
3- and 4-Family271.5%0.7%$1,246$26,551
5+ Family58131.6%24.6%$62,889$615,228

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Allen County

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Fort Wayne270,40271.3%
Grabill1,1520.3%
Huntertown6,8241.8%
Leo-Cedarville3,8581.0%
Monroeville1,3410.4%
New Haven15,9224.2%
Woodburn1,6390.4%
Zanesville1290.0%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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