A mid-sized city in Indiana, Fort Wayne has approximately 263,000 residents. The city's population, with an average age of just under 37, skews younger than most cities in Indiana. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 62% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $746 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Fort Wayne will save around $1000 compared to the state average.
Fort Wayne residents have an average commute of about 22 minutes, quicker than the Indiana average of about 24 minutes. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 44% of workers, while public transportation isn't used much. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Eleven percent of Fort Wayne residents over the age of 25 possess a Bachelor's degree, while 5% have a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Fort Wayne residents work in one of four industries: manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 28% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of around $59,000, Fort Wayne workers take home a little less than the average Indiana resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).