Fort Wayne In Population 2017

Fort Wayne In's estimated population is 253,691 according to the most recent United States census.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2015 there were 113,540 households in the city, with an average size of 2.47 people per household. The vacancy rate was 9.9%, with a median rent of $670/month. The median house size is 5.8 rooms, and has a value of $100,700.

Year Population Change
2015 260,326 2.60%
2010 253,691 23.30%
2000 205,727 18.90%
1990 173,072 0.40%
1980 172,391 -3.30%
1970 178,269 10.20%
1960 161,776 21.10%
1950 133,607 12.80%
1940 118,410 3.00%
1930 114,946 32.80%
1920 86,549 35.40%
1910 63,933 41.70%
1900 45,115 27.50%
1890 35,393 31.70%
1880 26,880 51.70%
1870 17,718 94.30%
1860 9,121 113.00%
1850 4,282 0.00%

Fort Wayne In Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White 189,038 73.91%
Black or African American 39,950 15.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native 806 0.32%
Asian 9,126 3.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 176 0.07%
Some Other Race 7,447 2.91%
Two or More Races 9,241 3.61%

Population Pyramid

Fort Wayne In Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Housing Units 113,540
Owner-Occupied Units 64,041
Renter-Occupied Units 38,232
Median Home Value $100,700
Median Rent $670
Vacancy Rate 9.9%
Houses With Mortgage 43,156
Houses Without Mortgage 20,885
Median Number of Rooms (per House) 5.8

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Fort Wayne In for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 5.9% and the labor force participation rate is 66.1%.

Fort Wayne In Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size 2.47
Average Family Size 3.14
Married Couple Families 42,267
Male Householder (no wife) Families 4,770
Female Householder (no husband) Families 16,025
Non Family Households
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex) 6.4%
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex) 0.4%