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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,620
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+2,864
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married48.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10%
Median Earnings25+$31,144
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,120
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,172

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,884
% Above Poverty Level82.4%
% Below Poverty Level17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$694
Median House Value$84,100

Ancestry

German29.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.6%
Irish11.8%
English5.5%
French Except Basque3.5%
Polish3.3%
Italian1.8%
Dutch1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Canadian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Russian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
African0.1%
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Garrett Almanac

CategoryValue
County DeKalb County
Standard Zip Codes46738
Phone Area Codes260
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.34
Approximate Longitude-85.12

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)

StationGARRETT 1 S
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches
StationAUBURN 2 SSE
Distance4.2 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
Distance22.6 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
Altona226$76,111
Auburn12,758$66,250
Avilla2,260$62,391
Corunna288$47,917
Huntertown5,286$78,342
Waterloo2,166$52,870

Garrett Public Libraries

Garrett Public Library
107 WEST HOUSTON
Garrett, Indiana
(260) 357-5485

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Garrett Public Schools

Garrett High School
801 E Houston St
ZIP: 46738
(260) 357-4114
High
Total Enrollment 597
Garrett Middle Sch
801 E Houston St
ZIP: 46738
(260) 357-5745
Middle
Total Enrollment 416
J E Ober Elementary School
801 E Houston St
ZIP: 46738
(260) 357-3112
Primary
Total Enrollment 746

Garrett Private Schools

St Joseph School
301 W Houston St
ZIP: 46738
Elementary
Total Enrollment 86
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