Fort Wayne, IN
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Fort Wayne is a large city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 260,326 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 (14.01%), sales jobs (10.95%), and management occupations (7.88%).

The overall education level of Fort Wayne is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.83% 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 $23,607, 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 $94,428 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 African.

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