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Fort Wayne Facts

Fort Wayne Facts

Date Founded

October 22, 1794

Date of Incorporation

February 22, 1840

History Fort Wayne Mayors

Population

253,691 (2010 census)
Click HERE for 2010 Fort Wayne Demographics

Area in Square Miles

110.50 (1/1/08)

Miles of Streets

1280.22  (1/7/08)

Number of Street Lights

32,206  (1/7/08)

Miles of Water lines

935.1  (1/7/08)

Miles of Sewer/
Stormwater Mains

1661.08  (1/7/08)

Number of City Employees

2,000 (1/7/08)

Labor Statistics: 

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

2007 2008
Total New Building Construction - Number of Permits 948 1231
- Estimated Assessed Value $294,493,103 $343,547,030
Total Construction Permits - Number of Permits 7,956 7,910
- Estimated Assessed Value $521,577,145 $603,345,448

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 newpapers; 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 pavillions, 62 tennis courts, 4 public /18 hole golf courses, 2 driving ranges, 39 baseball & softball diamonds, 20 soccer fields, 4 swimming pools, 1 permanent ice skating rink, 1 seasonal ice skating rink, 61 playgrounds, 4 spray yards, Children's Zoo, Botanical Gardens, etc.

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

2 - Verizon, GTE North, Inc.

Garbage Service &
Yard Waste Collection
(no leaves)

City residents charged: $11.24/mo. user fee for single family dwelling; $22.48/mo. user fee for duplex, 3- or 4-plex. Services presently contracted with Nat'l Serv-All.

Curbside Recycling

Every other week by Nat'l Serv-All.

Gross Income Tax

3.4%

County Option Income Tax

0.6%

County Economic Development Income Tax

0.4%

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 2007 Allen County townships, payable in 2008.

Annual Wheel Tax

Rate by vehicle class $7.50 to $30.00

State Excise Tax

Cigarettes - 99.5 cents/package of 20
Gasoline - 31.6 cents/gallon
Auto - various class rates

Hospitals

6 (1,463 beds)

Churches

360

Number of Schools

Fort Wayne Community Schools 50

Northwest Allen County Schools

10
East Allen County Schools 18
Southwest Allen County Schools 10
Parochial & Other 49
Higher Education 12

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