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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 (2021 population: 265,974)

Population per Square Mile: 591.22

Square Miles: 657.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)355,33935.5%6,484,050
Today (2021)388,60835.7%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*402,13445.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today9.4%7 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,2998 14,280
Net International Migration2454 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,1013159.1%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)26,61437.0%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)70,448318.4%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)34,42759.0%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)101,903326.7%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)90,263323.6%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)58,532315.3%16.5%
Median Age36.0  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,78230.5%0.4%
Asian Alone18,53734.9%2.7%
Black Alone46,022312.0%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone41230.1%0.1%
White302,478379.1%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups12,95623.4%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic351,923392.1%92.6%
Hispanic30,26447.9%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)147,0433100.0%100.0%
Married With Children27,613418.8%18.3%
Married Without Children40,321327.4%29.8%
Single Parents15,257310.4%9.3%
Living Alone44,228330.1%29.0%

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 2021 (estimate)164,3693100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)159,4243100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
100,935363.3%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$136,70038  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
46,108328.9%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$63220  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 64,40945.8%1,112,460
Public54,49845.3%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)245,03235.5%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher89.9%36 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree28.9%14 27.2%

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 2020$50,3271996.9%51,926
Median Household Income in 201956,8384198.6%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201910.5%4988.2%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.2%6087.4%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202140736.3%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 202140,07736.3%636,675
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, 20195,29936.6%80,859
Births to Teens, 201731836.2%5,152
Deaths, 20193,43735.2%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force184,09745.5%3,321,548
Employed177,32645.5%3,203,166
Unemployed6,77135.7%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.718102.8%3.6
May 2022 Unemployment Rate2.43396.0%2.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work237,719100.0%$14,130,485100.0%$59,442
Wage and Salary196,90682.8%$10,291,90872.8%$52,268
Farm Proprietors1,4040.6%$41,4480.3%$29,521
Nonfarm Proprietors39,40916.6%$1,433,94610.1%$36,386
Farm1,6190.7%$47,9710.3%$29,630
Nonfarm236,10099.3%$14,082,51499.7%$59,646
Private216,15290.9%$12,789,63490.5%$59,170
  Accommodation, Food Serv.15,7046.6%$364,0252.6%$23,180
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3,9551.7%$72,2470.5%$18,267
  Construction14,4666.1%$1,129,9578.0%$78,111
  Health Care, Social Serv.38,33116.1%$2,889,03620.4%$75,371
  Information2,5361.1%$175,9721.2%$69,390
  Manufacturing27,80211.7%$2,255,47216.0%$81,126
  Professional, Tech. Serv.10,5604.4%$695,5754.9%$65,869
  Retail Trade24,67210.4%$939,2346.6%$38,069
  Trans., Warehousing9,8714.2%$578,9474.1%$58,651
  Wholesale Trade9,9394.2%$851,7756.0%$85,700
  Other Private (not above)57,922*24.4%*$2,821,555*20.0%*$48,713*
Government19,9488.4%$1,292,8809.1%$64,813

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,863100.0%100.0%$493,512$7,583,249
Single-Family1,68890.6%74.4%$477,420$6,692,956
2-Family1487.9%2.4%12,963$117,031
3- and 4-Family110.6%0.4%$1,471$30,324
5+ Family160.9%22.7%$1,657$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
Fort Wayne265,97468.4%
Grabill1,1250.3%
Huntertown9,2152.4%
Leo-Cedarville3,6620.9%
Monroeville1,3020.3%
New Haven15,7324.0%
Woodburn1,5670.4%
Zanesville1140.0%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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