Fort Wayne employment information

IndexFort WayneIndianaNational
Income per capita$23,607$24,953$28,555
Median household income$43,994$48,737$53,482
Median income owner occupied$56,612$60,618$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,053$27,534$33,219
Median earnings male$34,208$35,272$36,116
Median earnings female$24,348$22,933$25,692
Unemployment rate6.6%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level18.9%15.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Fort Wayne is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Fort Wayne is 18% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Wayne is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Fort Wayne is 21% higher than the national average.

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Fort Wayne median earnings by income bracket

Fort Wayne employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.8%0.9%
Manufacturing sector24.9%0.5%
Financial & insurance services3.1%5.9%
Wholesale & retail services17.2%14.2%
Public administration3.2%1.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.5%2.5%
Education, health & social services10.8%37.0%

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Roanoke, IN1,605$63,66119%
Zanesville, IN646$54,8443%
Fort Wayne, IN255,784$43,99418%

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Jersey City, NJ255,861$58,90710%
Chula Vista, CA253,031$66,11024%
Buffalo, NY259,959$31,66841%
Orlando, FL250,224$41,90122%
St. Petersburg, FL248,429$45,48315%
Fort Wayne, IN255,784$43,99418%
Source: The Fort Wayne, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.