Fort Wayne is a large city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 265,974 people and 82 constituent neighborhoods, Fort Wayne is the second largest community in Indiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fort Wayne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Wayne is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Wayne who work in office and administrative support (12.26%), sales jobs (10.45%), and management occupations (7.98%).
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 overall education level of Fort Wayne is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.22% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fort Wayne in 2018 was $27,593, 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 $110,372 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 Italian.
The most common language spoken in Fort Wayne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.