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Fort Wayne, IN
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Fort Wayne profile

Living in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is a large city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 267,927 people and 82 associated neighborhoods, Fort Wayne is the second largest community in Indiana.

Also of interest is that Fort Wayne has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Fort Wayne is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Fort Wayne is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

The percentage of people in Fort Wayne who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.14% of adults in Fort Wayne have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Wayne in 2018 was $31,910, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,640 for a family of four. However, Fort Wayne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Wayne is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fort Wayne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Wayne residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fort Wayne include German, Irish, English, French, and European.

The most common language spoken in Fort Wayne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.