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Overview

Introduction to Bluffton, Indiana

Located in Wells county, Bluffton, Indiana is 27 miles S of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center) and 84 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is part of the Fort Wayne metro area. The population of Bluffton is 9,536 residents.

Bluffton History

Bluffton was established in 1838 and incorporated into the state in 1851. Bluffton was so named due to its location on the bluffs that overlook the river. While originally a simple village, the arrival of the railroad in the year 1869 brought prosperity to Bluffton. It holds a seat on Wells county, which was organized in 1837, and is named in honor of Capt. William A. Wells.

Bluffton and nearby Attractions

  • Ouabache State Park
  • Wells county Historical Museum
  • Rivergreenway Trail
  • Fox Island county Park Skiing
  • Limberlost State Historic Site

Things To Do In Bluffton

Bluffton is home to many parks, such as the Washington Park and Jefferson Park. The Markle State Recreation Area, Kil - So - Quah State Recreation Area, and Ouabache State Park are in the neighborhood. The Roanoke Area Heritage Center, Blackford County Historical Society Museum, Wells County Historical Museum, and Dan Quayle Center and Museum are close by. In addition, the city hosts the annual Bluffton Free Street Fair in the month of September.

Bluffton Transportation

Fort Wayne International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Bluffton Higher Education

Indiana Wesleyan University, Ivy Tech State College - East Central, and Ball State University are located near the city.

People

Total Population 9,621
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 19%
Employed Population 16+ 4,319
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.3%
Median Earnings25+ $28,823
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,011
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,043

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,912
% Above Poverty Level 82.2%
% Below Poverty Level 17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $547
Median House Value $92,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.9%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 8.9%

Bluffton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles S of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Wells
Metro Area Fort Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 46714
Phone Area Codes 260
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.738
Longitude -85.171

Bluffton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BLUFFTON 1 N
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station FORT WAYNE BAER AP
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station PORTLAND 1 SW
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bluffton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Domestic (46714)

French (46714)

Murray (46714)

North Oaks (46714)

Reiffsburg (46714)

Rockford (46714)

Toll Gate Heights (46714)

Travisville (46714)

Villa North (46714)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berne 3,810 $57,775
Markle 1,083 $66,250
Monroe 579 $65,809
Ossian 3,512 $57,250
Poneto 148 $47,500
Uniondale 308 $61,250

Bluffton Public Libraries

Library
Wells County Pl
200 W WASHINGTON ST
Bluffton, Indiana
(260) 824-1612
Library Web Site

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Bluffton Hospitals

BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
303 S MAIN ST
(260) 824-3210
Emergency Service: No

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260-824-3724
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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