According to the 2022 population estimates released today by the United States Census Bureau, the city of Fort Wayne, as measured by population within the city limits, is America’s 83rd largest city with a population of 267,927. The annual growth of what remains Indiana’s second largest city was 1,555 people and a 0.6% increase from 2021. Fort Wayne moved up a spot in the largest-city rankings from 84th place in 2021.

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Fort Wayne’s commitment to being an open, welcoming, inviting, and inclusive community continues as we work each day to be the best city possible.

The public has a unique opportunity to come together with local government officials, civic leaders, and neighborhood advocates for the Fort Wayne Public Art Commission’s unveiling of Pillars of Hope and Justice, a public art monument in downtown Fort Wayne.


Growing and thriving cities have neighborhoods as the backbone of their respective communities. That is true in Fort Wayne as our strong and vibrant neighborhoods truly make the Summit City unique.

One way to help ensure ongoing progress is by constantly addressing infrastructure needs. Fort Wayne’s commitment to neighborhood improvements through our Public Works and City Utilities divisions is evident with the record-breaking plans we have developed for 2023. We will see $43.8 million in Public Works upgrades and $135 million for City Utilities, both are record amounts of investments. Since 2014, Public Works has led more than $250 million in neighborhood enhancements. For City Utilities, the investment amount over the past decade exceeds $1 billion.