Fort Wayne, IN
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Fort Wayne is a large city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 264,488 people and 81 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 (13.45%), sales jobs (11.04%), and management occupations (7.92%).

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Fort Wayne use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Fort Wayne‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

In terms of college education, Fort Wayne is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.79% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Wayne in 2010 was $24,135, 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 $96,540 for a family of four. However, Fort Wayne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Wayne is a very 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 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.