Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Coordinates: 41°04′49.62″N 85°08′20.94″W / 41.08045°N 85.13915°W / 41.08045; -85.13915

Fort Wayne, Indiana
City
City of Fort Wayne


Nickname(s): The Summit City (official)
Motto: Ke Ki On Ga
Coordinates: 41°04′50″N 85°08′21″W / 41.08056°N 85.13917°W / 41.08056; -85.13917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Allen
Townships Aboite, Adams, Perry, Pleasant, St. Joseph, Washington, Wayne
Founding 1794
Incorporated (town) 1829
Incorporated (city) 1840
Founder Jean François Hamtramck
Named for Anthony Wayne
Government
• Type Mayor-council government
• Mayor Tom Henry (D)
• City Clerk Sandra Kennedy (D)
• City Council Common Council
  • Marty Bender
  • Liz Brown
  • John Shoaff
  • Tom Smith
  • Karen Goldner
  • Tom Didier
  • Mitch Harper
  • Tim Pape
  • Glynn A. Hines
• IN Senate List of Senators
  • Ellen Corbett
  • Thomas J. Wyss
  • David C. Long
• State House delegation List of Representatives
  • Phil GiaQuinta
  • Winfield C. Moses Jr.
  • Jeff Espich
  • Kathy Heuer
  • Robert Morris
  • Phyllis J. Pond
Area
• City 110.83 sq mi (287.0 km2)
• Land 110.62 sq mi (286.5 km2)
• Water 0.21 sq mi (0.5 km2)
• Urban 135.25 sq mi (350.3 km2)
• Metro 1,368 sq mi (3,540 km2)
Elevation 810 ft (247 m)
Population (2010)
• City 253,691
• Rank 1st in Allen County
2nd in Indiana
74th in the United States
• Density 2,300/sq mi (880/km2)
• Metro 419,453
• Demonym Fort Waynean
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
• Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 46801-46809, 46814-46816, 46818, 46819, 46825, 46835, 46845, 46850-46869, 46885, 46895-46899
Area code(s) 260
Twin cities
• Gera Germany
• Płock Poland
• Taizhou, Zhejiang China
• Takaoka, Toyama Japan
FIPS code 18-25000
GNIS feature ID 0434689
Website www.cityoffortwayne.org

Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. state of Indiana and the county seat of Allen County. The population was 255,824 as of the July 1, 2011 Census estimate making it the 74th largest city in the United States and the second-largest in Indiana after Indianapolis. The municipality is located in northeastern Indiana, approximately 18 miles (29 km) west of the Ohio border and 50 miles (80 km) south of the Michigan border.

Fort Wayne is the principal city of the Fort Wayne metropolitan area, which for statistical purposes is defined as Allen, Wells, and Whitley counties, for an estimated population of 419,453, In addition to those three core counties, the combined statistical area, defined as including Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, and Noble counties, has a population of about 615,077.

Under the direction of American Revolutionary War statesman General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, the United States Army built Fort Wayne last in a series of forts near the Miami Indian village of Kekionga in 1794. Named in Wayne's honor, Fort Wayne established itself at the confluence of the St. Joseph River, St. Marys River, and Maumee River as a trading post for European settlers. The village was platted in 1823 and experienced tremendous growth after completion of the Wabash and Erie Canal.

By the 21st century, Fort Wayne's economy was based on manufacturing, education, insurance, health care (particularly medical devices), transportation and distribution, and defense. The city has been an All-America City Award recipient in 1982, 1998, and 2009.

Read more about Fort Wayne, Indiana:  Geography, Law and Government, Demographics, Economy

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