Garrett, Indiana

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Garrett, Indiana

Introduction to Garrett, Indiana

Garrett, Indiana, in De Kalb county, is 14 miles N of Wayne, Indiana (center to center) and 84 miles W of Toledo, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Fort Wayne metropolitan area and has a population of 5,803.

Garrett History

The city of Garret, which is in the Keyser Township was established in 1875, and named in honor of one of the presidents of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, John W. Garrett. DeKalb County, which was named after Baron Johann de Kalb, an American Revolutionary War hero, was organized in 1837. Notable citizens who resideded in Garret include John Bowers, the filmstar; Rollie Zeider, the baseball player; and Thomas Taggart, Mayor of Indianapolis.

Garrett and Nearby Attractions

  • Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
  • Black Pine Animal Park
  • Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Things To Do In Garrett

People may visit museums like Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society Museum, Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum, and Cathedral Museum, all of which are located near Garrett. The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historical Site is another popular attraction. Other places to visit include the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Black Pine Animal Park, and Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Parks nearby are Pokagon State Park, Tri-County State Fish and Game Area, and Steuben County Park.

Garrett Transportation

Flights are available at Fort Wayne International Airport.

Garrett Higher Education

The closest colleges to Garrett include University of Saint Francis, Tri-State University, and Glen Oaks Community College.

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High Points

Garrett strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Garrett Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 17% Garrett Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Garrett, Indiana

Comparing Garrett to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 8
Portion of People Married 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
Median Family Income 5 8
College Educated Adults 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Working at Home 4 4
Public Transportation Use 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 4
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Garrett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles N of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles W of Toledo, Ohio
County De Kalb
Metro Area Fort Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 46738
Phone Area Codes 260
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.34
Longitude -85.13

Garrett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station GARRETT 1 S
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station AUBURN 2 SSE
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
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Garrett Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,803 100%
Male 2,820 48.6%
Female 2,983 51.4%
Under 18 1,668 28.7%
18+ 4,135 71.3%
65+ 656 11.3%
Median Age 32.2
Average Family Size 3.15
White 5,656 97.5%
African-American 17 0.3%
Asian 29 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 0.3%
Other 36 0.6%
Mixed Race 37 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 120 2.1%

Estimated Garrett Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,760
Growth -43
Growth % -0.7%

Garrett Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 38.1%
US/American 24.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
Irish 6.3%
English 5.7%
Italian 3%
Polish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Czech 1.3%
Norwegian 1.1%
Swiss 1%
Dutch 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
British 0.6%
Romanian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Butler Center (46738)
Cedar Creek (46738)
Dutch Town (46738)
Keyser (46738)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Garrett 5,803 $48,403
Altona 198 $36,042
Auburn 12,074 $52,687
Avilla 2,049 $48,800
Corunna 254 $49,688
Huntertown 1,771 $59,219
Waterloo 2,200 $45,625

Garrett Public Libraries

Garrett Pl
Garrett, Indiana
(260) 357-5485
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Garrett High Schools (2004)

Serves 505 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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