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Fort Wayne Facts

Fort Wayne Facts

Date Founded

October 22, 1794

Date of Incorporation

February 22, 1840

Mayoral History Fort Wayne Mayors

Population

253,691 (2010 Census results)
258,522 (2014 Census estimate)
Click for current US Census demographics.

Area in Square Miles

110.67 (6/15/2015)

Miles of Streets

1,301.26  (6/15/2015)

Number of Street Lights

33,879  (6/12/2015)

Miles of Water lines

1,380.7  (4/30/2015)

Miles of Sewer/
Stormwater Mains

1,944.8  (4/30/2015)

Number of City Employees

1,829 Full-time (6/15/2015)
274 Part-time and Seasonal (6/15/2015)

Labor Statistics:

Building Permits for Fort Wayne & Allen County (Including Leo and New Haven)

2014 2013
Total New Commercial
Building Permits
193 106
- Estimated Cost $75,979,621 $33,372,197
Total Residential
Building Permits
389 413
- Estimated Cost $188,901,145 $185,767,541

Relative Size

2nd largest city in Indiana

Form of Government

Elected Mayor, Clerk, Councilperson (9)

Airports

Fort Wayne International, Smith Field

Rail Service

Norfolk Southern, Conrail, Triple Crown

Motor Carriers

40

Public Transportation Route

12

Taxi Service

6 cab companies, 10 limousines

Bank Holding Companies

2

Banks

17

Credit Unions

18

Museums

15

Media

9 weekly, 2 daily newspapers; 6 TV stations; 
4 cable systems, 18 radio stations

Market Location (2007 Census
Estimate)

Area within 250 miles of Fort Wayne includes a population of 43.9 million, or 14.5% of the total U.S. population.

Parks & Recreation

86 parks and playgrounds covering 2805 acres, including:
20 pavilions,
62 tennis courts,
4 public 18 hole golf courses,
2 driving ranges,
39 baseball & softball diamonds,
20 soccer fields,
3 swimming pools,
1 seasonal ice skating rink,
61 playgrounds,
7 spray yards,
Children's Zoo,
Botanical Gardens.

Water System

Municipally owned, treatment capacity of 72 million gallons/day

Sewage System

Municipally owned, treatment capacity of 60 million gallons/day

Electric Utility

3 - Indiana Michigan Power, Northeastern REMC, United REMC

Natural Gas

Northern Indiana Public Service Co.

Telephone

Frontier, Comcast

Garbage Service &
Yard Waste Collection
(no leaves)

City residents charged:
$9.95/mo. user fee for single family dwelling;
$19.95/mo. user fee for multi-family units.
Services presently contracted with Republic Services

Curbside Recycling

Bi-weekly full stream curbside recycling with Republic Services.

Gross Income Tax

3.3%

County Option Income Tax /
County Economic Development Income Tax

1.35%

State Sales and Use Tax

7.0%

Allen County Food & Beverage Tax

1.0%

Property Tax Rate:

Assessed at 100% of market value.  Click pdf RATES for 2014 Allen County townships, payable in 2015.

Annual Wheel Tax

Rate by vehicle class $7.50 to $40.00

State Excise Tax

Cigarettes - 99.5 cents/package of 20
Gasoline - 7% of average monthly gas price
Auto - various class rates

Hospitals

6 (1,463 beds)

Churches

360

Number of Schools

Fort Wayne Community Schools 52

Northwest Allen County Schools

10
East Allen County Schools 16
Southwest Allen County Schools 9
Parochial & Other 49
Higher Education 10

Colleges and Universities

Brown Mackie College
Concordia Theological Seminary
Indiana Tech
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
International Business College
ITT Technical Institute
Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast
Medtech College
Trine University - Fort Wayne Regional Campus
University of Saint Francis

Top Ten Area Employers

1  Parkview Health Systems
2  Lutheran Health Network
3  Fort Wayne Community Schools
4  General Motors
5  Lincoln Financial Group
6  City of Fort Wayne Government
7  Allen County Government
8  B.F. Goodrich
9  Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
10 Frontier Communications Corp.

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