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Fort Wayne, IN Real Estate Market

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Fort Wayne, IN Housing Market Trends

With 263,886 people, 108,207 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $163,696, house prices in Fort Wayne are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Fort Wayne, accounting for 69.43% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Fort Wayne include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.45%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.35%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.39%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Fort Wayne are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 61.46% owning and 38.54% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Fort Wayne built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Fort Wayne built between 1940-1969 ( 34.77%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 14.95%). There's also some housing in Fort Wayne built between 2000 and later ( 8.47%).

Fort Wayne Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Fort Wayne have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 84.93%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Fort Wayne house appreciation rate of 6.34%.

Over the last year, Fort Wayne appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Fort Wayne's appreciation rate has been 12.21%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Fort Wayne were at 2.49%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.34%.

Relative to Indiana, our data show that Fort Wayne's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Indiana.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Fort Wayne differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Fort Wayne - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Fort Wayne real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$163,696

Fort Wayne, IN HOME PRICES

> $1,426,000
$1,069,001 - $1,426,000
$713,001 - $1,069,000
$570,001 - $713,000
$428,001 - $570,000
$285,001 - $428,000
$143,001 - $285,000
$71,001 - $143,000
$0 - $71,000
0.2%
0.2%
0.4%
0.4%
0.6%
0.6%
0.8%
0.8%
3.1%
3.1%
10.0%
10.0%
42.0%
42.0%
30.5%
30.5%
12.4%
12.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Low for Nation

Low for IN

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
108,207

Fort Wayne Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
IN*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2022 Q1 - 2022 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2021 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2020 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2017 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2022 Q2
91.71% 2.93%
7
4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,241 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
Renters
Vacant
61.5%
61.5%
38.5%
38.5%
8.7%
8.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1970 - 1999
1940 - 1969
1939 or Older
8.5%
8.5%
41.8%
41.8%
34.8%
34.8%
14.9%
14.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
Townhomes
Small Apt. Buildings
Apt. Complexes
Mobile Homes
Other
69.4%
69.4%
2.4%
2.4%
7.3%
7.3%
18.4%
18.4%
2.4%
2.4%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms
1.4%
1.4%
12.6%
12.6%
23.7%
23.7%
42.3%
42.3%
17.3%
17.3%
2.7%
2.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES