Date Founded

October 22, 1794

Date of Incorporation

February 22, 1840

Mayoral History Fort Wayne Mayors


263,886 (2020 Census results)
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  (2/1/2016)

Miles of Sewer/
Stormwater Mains

1,944.8  (2/1/2016)

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)


Fort Wayne International, Smith Field

Rail Service

Norfolk Southern, Conrail, Triple Crown

Motor Carriers


Public Transportation Route


Taxi Service

6 cab companies, 10 limousines

Bank Holding Companies




Credit Unions





9 weekly, 1 daily newspapers; 6 TV stations; 
4 cable systems, 18 radio stations

Market Location (2007 Census

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

87 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 85 million gallons/day

Electric Utility

3 - Indiana Michigan Power, Northeastern REMC, United REMC

Natural Gas

Northern Indiana Public Service Co.


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


County Option Income Tax /
County Economic Development Income Tax


State Sales and Use Tax


Allen County Food & Beverage Tax


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


6 (1,463 beds)



Number of Schools

Fort Wayne Community Schools 52

Northwest Allen County Schools

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
Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW)
Indiana University Fort Wayne (IUFW)
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

Parkview Health Systems
Lutheran Health Network
Fort Wayne Community Schools
General Motors
Lincoln Financial Group
City of Fort Wayne Government
Allen County Government
B.F. Goodrich
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
10 Frontier Communications Corp.