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Overview

Introduction to Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, Indiana has a wide variety of activities and venues that make it an impressive place to live, work, and play. The city has gourmet chocolate, Broadway musicals, professional sports, unique shopping malls, tasty dining, and top-notch entertainment. The downtown area of Fort Wayne is known for its quality art venues, interactive museums, festivals, and dining. The area has many attractions, including a talking tree and the perfect steak. The city has a population of about 500,000 and is named after a military fort established in the area in 1794 by General 'Mad' Anthony Wayne.

Fort Wayne Culture

Fort Wayne has an eclectic mixture of cultural attractions to satisfy just about any resident or visitor. The Historic Embassy Theatre has national Broadway productions, music concerts, educational programs, and cinema. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art has a contemporary collection of traveling exhibitions, as well as 19th and 20th century art and classes for teenagers. The Fort Wayne Cinema Center showcases a variety of independent, foreign, classic, and documentary films. The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is an orchestra serving the entire Northwest Indiana region and performing regularly. Artlink is a visual art gallery with rotating exhibitions and drawings classes for adults and children. The Fort Wayne children's Choir is composed of 256 singers grades three through high school and performs four times per year.

Fort Wayne Sports and Leisure

Fort Wayne has a lot to offer in the way of sports. Professional sports in the city include Fort Wayne Fever Soccer, which provides is a semi-pro team playing from May to July. For football fans, there's Fort Wayne Freedom Indoor Football, the city's newest professional sport. Fort Wayne Komet Hockey is the longest continuously running sports franchise in Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne Wizards Baseball delivers Class-A Midwest Baseball League action to area baseball fans. College sports are plentiful as well, with IPFW Mastedons hosting over 100 Division I athletic events every year. The McMillen Ice Arena offers hockey, figure skating, and recreational skating to adults and children in the Fort Wayne community. Golf lovers will enjoy the Eel River Golf Course which has 18 holes and a full service pro shop.

Fort Wayne Outdoors

There is plenty of outdoor beauty to be enjoyed in the Fort Wayne area, which has over 56 square miles of parks to choose from. Fox Island has hiking trails, picnic areas, swimming beaches, fishing, cross-country skiing, and bird watching. Headwaters Park holds festivals, concerts, weddings, and family reunions. Foster Park has a pathway for joggers and bikers and an 18-hole golf course. Lakeside Rose Garden is one of the largest rose gardens in the country, with almost 2,000 roses on display. McMillen Park is open year-round for ice skating and also has soccer and basketball areas.

Fort Wayne at Night

There's plenty to do in Fort Wayne when the sun goes down, from concerts to dancing to mechanical bull riding. The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum holds major concerts, consumer shows, and family shows. The Embassy Theatre hosts over 40 different performances every year and draws over 200,000 patrons. For those interested in nightclubs, Fort Wayne has places like Club Soda that feature dancing, dining, and drinking. Pierre's is one of the most popular nightclubs in the city, and it has five bars, a rock stage, karaoke bar, and a mechanical bull for the adventurous.

Demographics

People

Total Population260,954
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+120,127
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.8%
Median Earnings25+$32,131
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,675
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,193

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,742
% Above Poverty Level81.7%
% Below Poverty Level18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.3%
Median Gross Rent$681
Median House Value$103,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.7%
Irish9.4%
English6.7%
French Except Basque3.3%
Italian2.6%
Polish2%
Scottish1.7%
African1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Swedish0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Arab0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Russian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Fort Wayne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Allen County
Standard Zip Codes46802, 46803, 46804, 46805, 46806, 46807, 46808, 46809, 46814, 46815, 46816, 46818, 46819, 46825, 46835, 46845
P.O. Box Zip Codes46801, 46850, 46851, 46852, 46853, 46854, 46855, 46856, 46857, 46858, 46859, 46860, 46861, 46862, 46863, 46864, 46865, 46866, 46867, 46868, 46869, 46885, 46895, 46896, 46898, 46899
Company Zip Codes46897
Phone Area Codes260
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.07
Approximate Longitude-85.13

Fort Wayne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFORT WAYNE BAER AP
Distance9.8 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
StationAUBURN 2 SSE
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip35.4 inches
StationCOLUMBIA CITY
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Churubusco1,852$51,971
Grabill1,448$57,105
Huntertown5,286$78,342
New Haven15,677$53,762
Woodburn1,481$65,221

Fort Wayne Public Libraries

Allen County Public Library
900 LIBRARY PLAZA
Fort Wayne, Indiana
(260) 421-1200

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Fort Wayne Hospitals

Select Specialty Hospital-fort Wayne
(Proprietary)
700 Broadway 7th Fl E
(260) 425-3840
Orthopaedic Hospital At Parkview North Llc
(Proprietary)
11130 Parkview Circle Dr
(260) 672-4050
Parkview Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
11109 Parkview Plaza Drive
(260) 373-4000
Lutheran Hospital Of Indiana
(Proprietary)
7950 W Jefferson Blvd
(260) 435-7001
Va Medical Center - Fort Wayne Campus
(Government - Federal)
2121 Lake Ave
Dupont Hospital Llc
(Proprietary)
2520 E Dupont Rd
(260) 416-3023
Vibra Hospital Of Fort Wayne
(Proprietary)
2200 Randallia Drive 5th Floor
(260) 399-2900
St Joseph Hospital
(Proprietary)
700 Broadway
(260) 425-3000
Vibra Hospital Of Fort Wayne
(Proprietary)
2626 Fairfield Ave
(260) 399-2900
Rehabilitation Hospital Of Fort Wayne General Par
(Proprietary)
7970 W Jefferson Blvd
(260) 435-6100

Fort Wayne Public Schools

Lindley Elementary School
2201 Ardmore Ave
ZIP: 46802
(260) 467-5350
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Portage Middle School
3521 Taylor St
ZIP: 46802
(260) 467-4500
Middle
Total Enrollment 490
Smith Academy For Excellence
725 W Washington Blvd
ZIP: 46802
(260) 579-6939
Other
Total Enrollment 63
Study Elementary School
2414 Brooklyn Ave
ZIP: 46802
(260) 467-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Washington Elem School
1015 W Wash Blvd
ZIP: 46802
(260) 467-8150
Primary
Total Enrollment 255
Adams Elementary School
3000 New Haven Ave
ZIP: 46803
(260) 467-5850
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Bunche Elementary School
1111 Greene St
ZIP: 46803
(260) 467-4790
Primary
Total Enrollment 242
Memorial Park Middle School
2200 Maumee Ave
ZIP: 46803
(260) 467-5300
Middle
Total Enrollment 630
Thurgood Marshall Leadership Acad
2310 Weisser Park
ZIP: 46803
(260) 755-0193
Primary
Total Enrollment 115
Whitney M Young Early Childhood
1026 E Pontiac St
ZIP: 46803
(260) 467-8950
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Haverhill Elementary School
4725 Weatherside Run
ZIP: 46804
(260) 431-2901
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Whispering Meadow Elem Sch
415 Mission Hill Dr
ZIP: 46804
(260) 431-2601
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Brentwood Elementary School
3710 Stafford Dr
ZIP: 46805
(260) 467-6775
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Forest Park Elementary School
2004 Alabama Ave
ZIP: 46805
(260) 467-6850
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Lakeside Middle School
2100 Lake Ave
ZIP: 46805
(260) 467-8625
Middle
Total Enrollment 461
North Side High School
475 E State St
ZIP: 46805
(260) 467-2800
High
Total Enrollment 1806
John S Irwin Elementary Sch
3501 S Anthony Blvd
ZIP: 46806
(260) 467-5310
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Levan R Scott Academy
950 E Fairfax Ave
ZIP: 46806
(260) 467-8050
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Merle J Abbett Elementary Sch
4325 Smith St
ZIP: 46806
(260) 467-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Timothy L Johnson Academy
4615 Werling Dr
ZIP: 46806
(260) 441-8727
Primary
Total Enrollment 241
Weisser Park Elem Sch
902 Colerick St
ZIP: 46806
(260) 467-8875
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
Fairfield Elementary School
2825 Fairfield Ave
ZIP: 46807
(260) 467-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Harrison Hill Elementary Sch
355 S Cornell Cir
ZIP: 46807
(260) 467-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
South Side High School
3601 S Calhoun St
ZIP: 46807
(260) 467-2600
High
Total Enrollment 1358
South Wayne Elementary School
810 Cottage Ave
ZIP: 46807
(260) 467-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Allen Co Juvenile Center
2929 N Wells
ZIP: 46808
(260) 449-8066
High
Total Enrollment 12
Bloomingdale Elementary Sch
1300 Orchard St
ZIP: 46808
(260) 467-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Francis M Price Elem Sch
1901 W State St
ZIP: 46808
(260) 467-4950
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Franke Park Elementary School
828 Mildred Ave
ZIP: 46808
(260) 467-6925
Primary
Total Enrollment 562
Nebraska Elementary School
1525 Boone St
ZIP: 46808
(260) 467-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 227
Indian Village Elementary Sch
3835 Wenonah Ln
ZIP: 46809
(260) 467-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Kekionga Middle School
2929 Engle Rd
ZIP: 46809
(260) 467-6600
Middle
Total Enrollment 539
Waynedale Elementary School
7201 Elzey
ZIP: 46809
(260) 467-8820
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Aboite Elementary School
5004 Homestead Rd
ZIP: 46814
(260) 431-2101
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Covington Elementary School
2430 W Hamilton Rd
ZIP: 46814
(260) 431-0501
Primary
Total Enrollment 758
Deer Ridge Elementary
1515 Scott Rd
ZIP: 46814
(260) 431-0701
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Homestead Senior High School
4310 Homestead Rd
ZIP: 46814
(260) 431-2202
High
Total Enrollment 2307
Summit Middle School
4509 Homestead Rd
ZIP: 46814
(260) 431-2502
Middle
Total Enrollment 693
Woodside Middle School
2310 W Hamilton Rd
ZIP: 46814
(260) 431-2701
Middle
Total Enrollment 976
Blackhawk Middle School
7200 E State Blvd
ZIP: 46815
(260) 467-4885
Middle
Total Enrollment 863
Fred H Croninger Elem Sch
6700 Trier Rd
ZIP: 46815
(260) 467-6050
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Glenwood Park Elementary Sch
4501 Vance Ave
ZIP: 46815
(260) 467-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 601
J Wilbur Haley Elementary Sch
2201 Maplecrest Rd
ZIP: 46815
(260) 467-4510
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Jeff H Towles Intermediate School
420 E Paulding Rd
ZIP: 46815
(260) 467-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Lane Middle School
4901 Vance Ave
ZIP: 46815
(260) 467-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 563
R Nelson Snider High School
4600 Fairlawn Pass
ZIP: 46815
(260) 467-4600
High
Total Enrollment 1830
East Allen University
6501 Wayne Trace
ZIP: 46816
(260) 446-0240
Other
Total Enrollment 258
Prince Chapman Academy
4808 E Paulding Rd
ZIP: 46816
(260) 446-0270
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Southwick Elementary School
6500 Wayne Trace
ZIP: 46816
(260) 446-0250
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Allen Co Youth Services Ctr
11805 Lima Rd
ZIP: 46818
(260) 449-3561
Other
Total Enrollment 12
Carroll High School
3701 Carroll Rd
ZIP: 46818
(260) 637-3161
High
Total Enrollment 2137
Carroll Middle School
4027 Hathaway Rd
ZIP: 46818
(260) 637-5159
Middle
Total Enrollment 978
Eel River Elementary School
12723 Bethel Rd
ZIP: 46818
(260) 338-5395
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Hickory Center Elementary Sch
3606 Baird Rd
ZIP: 46818
(260) 637-3758
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Washington Center Elem Sch
1936 W Wallen Rd
ZIP: 46818
(260) 467-6250
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Maplewood Elementary School
2200 Maplewood Rd
ZIP: 46819
(260) 467-7150
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Miami Middle School
8100 Amherst Dr
ZIP: 46819
(260) 467-8560
Middle
Total Enrollment 703
Wayne High School
9100 Winchester Rd
ZIP: 46819
(260) 467-6400
High
Total Enrollment 1271
Lincoln Elementary School
1001 E Cook Rd
ZIP: 46825
(260) 467-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Mabel K Holland Elem Sch
7000 Red Haw Dr
ZIP: 46825
(260) 467-7075
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Northcrest Elementary School
5301 Archwood Ln
ZIP: 46825
(260) 467-5450
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Northrop High School
7001 Coldwater Rd
ZIP: 46825
(260) 467-2300
High
Total Enrollment 2179
Northwood Middle School
1201 E Wash Ctr Rd
ZIP: 46825
(260) 467-2930
Middle
Total Enrollment 697
Shawnee Middle School
1000 E Cook Rd
ZIP: 46825
(260) 467-6525
Middle
Total Enrollment 836
Arlington Elementary School
8118 St Jo Ctr Rd
ZIP: 46835
(260) 467-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Jefferson Middle School
5303 Wheelock Rd
ZIP: 46835
(260) 467-4825
Middle
Total Enrollment 669
Robert C Harris Elem Sch
4501 Thorngate Dr
ZIP: 46835
(260) 467-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Saint Joseph Central School
6341 St Joe Ctr Rd
ZIP: 46835
(260) 467-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Willard Shambaugh Elem Sch
5320 Rebecca Dr
ZIP: 46835
(260) 467-6150
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Cedar Canyon Elementary Sch
15011 Coldwater Rd
ZIP: 46845
(260) 637-6101
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Cedarville Elementary Sch
12225 Hardisty Rd
ZIP: 46845
(260) 446-0110
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Maple Creek Middle Sch
425 Union Chapel Rd
ZIP: 46845
(260) 338-0802
Middle
Total Enrollment 779
Oak View Elementary Sch
13123 Coldwater Rd
ZIP: 46845
(260) 637-5117
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Perry Hill Elementary School
13121 Coldwater Rd
ZIP: 46845
(260) 637-3158
Primary
Total Enrollment 485

Fort Wayne Private Schools

Emmanuel-st Michael School
1123 Union St
ZIP: 46802
Elementary
Total Enrollment 295
St Joseph - St Elizabeth School
2211 Brooklyn Ave
ZIP: 46802
Elementary
Total Enrollment 483
St Paul's Lutheran School
1125 Barr St
ZIP: 46802
Elementary
Total Enrollment 189
Emmaus Lutheran School
8626 Covington Rd
ZIP: 46804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
Concordia Lutheran High School
1601 Saint Joe River Dr
ZIP: 46805
Secondary
Total Enrollment 681
Crossroad
2525 Lake Ave
ZIP: 46805
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
Holy Cross Lutheran School
3425 Crescent Ave
ZIP: 46805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 366
St Jude Elementary School
2110 Pemberton Dr
ZIP: 46805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 481
St John The Baptist School
4500 Fairfield Ave
ZIP: 46807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 261
Most Precious Blood Catholic School
1529 Barthold St
ZIP: 46808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 196
Queen Of Angels Catholic School
1600 W State Blvd
ZIP: 46808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 197
Blackhawk Christian School
7400 E State Blvd
ZIP: 46815
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 612
Concordia Lutheran School
4245 Lake Ave
ZIP: 46815
Elementary
Total Enrollment 330
Messiah Lutheran Preschool
7211 Stellhorn Rd
ZIP: 46815
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
St Charles Borromeo School
4910 Trier Rd
ZIP: 46815
Elementary
Total Enrollment 731
St Peters Lutheran School
7810 Maysville Rd
ZIP: 46815
Elementary
Total Enrollment 198
Bishop Luers High School
333 E Paulding Rd
ZIP: 46816
Secondary
Total Enrollment 569
St Joseph Hessen Cassel
11521 Old Decatur Rd
ZIP: 46816
Elementary
Total Enrollment 122
St Therese School
2222 Lower Huntington Rd
ZIP: 46819
Elementary
Total Enrollment 176
Bishop Dwenger High School
1300 E Washington Center Rd
ZIP: 46825
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1019
Cornerstone Daycare Learning Center
1400 W Washington Center Rd
ZIP: 46825
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Vincent De Paul School
1720 E Wallen Rd
ZIP: 46825
Elementary
Total Enrollment 766
Ascension Lutheran School
8811 Saint Joe Rd
ZIP: 46835
Elementary
Total Enrollment 102
Central Christian School
5801 Schwartz Rd
ZIP: 46835
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
Kiddie Prep School
8611 Mayhew Rd
ZIP: 46835
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Pine Hills Learning Place
11331 Coldwater Rd
ZIP: 46845
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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