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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,702
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+4,313
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.7%
Median Earnings25+$28,968
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,753
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,716

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,091
% Above Poverty Level79.9%
% Below Poverty Level20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.3%
Median Gross Rent$542
Median House Value$92,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.5%
Irish8.3%
English7%
Swiss4.5%
Scottish2.6%
French Except Basque2.4%
Dutch1.6%
Italian1.2%
Polish1%
Greek1%
Norwegian0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Icelander0.3%
German0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Czech0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Maltese0.1%
Russian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Bluffton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wells County
Standard Zip Codes46714
Phone Area Codes260
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude40.74
Approximate Longitude-85.17

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)

StationBLUFFTON 1 N
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationFORT WAYNE BAER AP
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationPORTLAND 1 SW
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berne3,982$59,778
Markle1,209$62,500
Monroe612$65,875
Ossian3,770$67,727
Poneto153$49,000
Uniondale309$60,938

Bluffton Public Libraries

Wells County Public Library
200 WEST WASHINGTON STREET
Bluffton, Indiana
(260) 824-1612

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Bluffton Hospitals

Bluffton Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
303 S Main St
(260) 824-3210

Bluffton Public Schools

Bluffton High School
1 Tiger Trl
ZIP: 46714
(260) 824-3724
High
Total Enrollment 452
Bluffton-harrison Elem Sch
1100 E Spring St
ZIP: 46714
(260) 824-0333
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Bluffton-harrison Middle Sch
1500 Stogdill Rd
ZIP: 46714
(260) 824-3536
Middle
Total Enrollment 462
Lancaster Central School
3240 E 300 N
ZIP: 46714
(260) 565-3135
Primary
Total Enrollment 496

Bluffton Private Schools

Kingdom Academy Of Bluffton
225 Ferguson Park Ct
ZIP: 46714
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
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