Fort Wayne population passes 264,000

(Photo Supplied / City of Fort Wayne)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne’s population has grown a little more than 4% over the past ten years.

The 2016 census population estimates are out, and Fort Wayne’s population stands at 264,488, a jump of almost 1,700 people since 2015. Fort Wayne’s growth is at the same pace as Indianapolis, while the Journal Gazette reports Huntertown and Warsaw are the fastest-growing cities in the state.

Huntertown in particular had a 10% population jump, sitting at nearly 5,300 residents now. Warsaw’s increase was a little more than 8% to nearly 14,700.

The Indiana Business Research Center calls the Fort Wayne area’s population growth “remarkably steady.”

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