Fort Wayne demographics profile

StatisticFort WayneIndianaNational
Population260,9546,589,578318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,35918091
Median age34.937.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%56%55%
Speak English88%92%79%
Speak Spanish6%5%13%
Fort Wayne, IN has a population of 260,954 and is the 75th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,359 per sq mi which is 1214% higher than the Indiana average and 2504% higher than the national average. The median age in Fort Wayne is 35 which is approximately 7% lower than the Indiana average of 37. In Fort Wayne, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 88% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 65% of Fort Wayne residents were born in Indiana, 26% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Fort Wayne is 1214% higher than Indiana.
  • The median age in Fort Wayne is 7% lower than Indiana.
  • In Fort Wayne 74.29% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Fort Wayne 15.19% of the population is African American.
  • In Fort Wayne 4.04% of the population is Asian.

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Fort Wayne population breakdown by race

RaceFort WayneIndianaNational
Caucasian74.29%83.99%73.35%
African American15.19%9.23%12.63%
Asian4.04%1.98%5.22%
American Indian0.18%0.24%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.09%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race3.89%2.22%3.06%
Other race2.32%2.30%4.75%
In Fort Wayne, 8.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Fort Wayne, IN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).