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Overview

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.

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 resided in Garret include film star John Bowers, baseball great Rollie Zeider, and Thomas Taggart, former 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.

People

Total Population 6,552
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,705
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.2%
Median Earnings25+ $30,227
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,407

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,719
% Above Poverty Level 81%
% Below Poverty Level 19%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $706
Median House Value $81,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.7%
Irish 12.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station COLUMBIA CITY
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Altona 228 $61,875
Auburn 12,979 $65,454
Avilla 2,193 $61,607
Corunna 245 $42,750
Huntertown 5,260 $75,142

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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(260) 357-5485
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GARRETT HIGH SCHOOL
801 E HOUSTON ST
260-357-4114
Serves 505 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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