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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%6,813,532
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*402,13445.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today9.4%7 5.1%

*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 5,230
Net International Migration2454 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,1013107.5%1,024

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)26,39536.8%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)72,809318.7%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)34,93359.0%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)104,283326.8%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)91,145423.5%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)59,043315.2%16.4%
Median Age36.0  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone1,79630.5%0.4%
Asian Alone20,09235.2%2.7%
Black Alone46,473312.0%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone47930.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups13,37923.4%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2021 (Includes detail not shown below)149,7513100.0%100.0%
Married With Children29,055419.4%18.2%
Married Without Children41,382327.6%29.8%
Single Parents15,128310.1%9.2%
Living Alone44,220329.5%29.1%

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 2021 (includes vacant units)161,2873100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2021)$149,00033  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2021)$67118  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 65,50745.8%1,120,155
Adults (25+ in 2021 ACS)248,91935.5%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher90.1%39 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree29.9%14 27.8%

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 2021$54,6812096.8%56,497
Median Household Income in 202162,6803499.9%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 202113.1%27108.3%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.2%33109.6%15.7%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202223035.9%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 202237,46936.1%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/202227,17335.6%481,568

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%80,851
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%3,355,642
Annual Unemployment Rate3.71894.9%3.9
January 2023 Unemployment Rate3.05688.2%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work248,466100.0%$15,389,232100.0%$61,937
Wage and Salary202,45181.5%$11,106,66272.2%$54,861
Farm Proprietors1,3920.6%$59,4880.4%$42,736
Nonfarm Proprietors44,62318.0%$1,758,05011.4%$39,398
  Accommodation, Food Serv.16,9596.8%$456,6543.0%$26,927
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4,5551.8%$80,1740.5%$17,601
  Health Care, Social Serv.38,38515.4%$3,120,06720.3%$81,283
  Professional, Tech. Serv.10,8344.4%$763,8195.0%$70,502
  Retail Trade26,02310.5%$1,068,6896.9%$41,067
  Trans., Warehousing11,4194.6%$643,7014.2%$56,371
  Wholesale Trade9,9264.0%$965,5596.3%$97,276
  Other Private (not above)61,51824.8%$3,075,82820.0%$49,999

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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
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

in 2021
Percent of County
Fort Wayne265,97468.4%
New Haven15,7324.0%
* 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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