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Fort Wayne, Indiana
City
City of Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne skyline
Historic Fort Wayne
Chief Richardville House
Embassy Theatre
John Chapman Grave
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge
Clockwise from top: Downtown Fort Wayne skyline, Chief Jean-Baptiste de Richardville House, John Chapman's grave in Johnny Appleseed Park, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge, Embassy Theatre, and Historic Fort Wayne.
Flag of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Flag
Official seal of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"Summit City";[1] "City of Churches";[2] "City That Saved Itself";[3][4] "Magnet Wire Capital of the World"[5][6]
Motto(s): 
Kekionga
Location of Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana.
Location of Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana.
Fort Wayne, Indiana is located in the United States
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Location of Fort Wayne in the United States
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 October 22, 1794
Incorporated (town) January 3, 1829
Incorporated (city) February 22, 1840
Founded by Jean François Hamtramck
Named for Anthony Wayne
Government
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Mayor Tom Henry (D)
 • City Council
Council Members
  • Jason Arp
  • Michael Barranda
  • Dr. John Crawford
  • Tom Didier
  • Paul Ensley
  • Tom Freistroffer
  • Glynn Hines
  • Russ Jehl
  • Geoff Paddock
 • State House
Representatives
  • Dan Leonard (R)
  • Ben Smaltz (R)
  • Phil GiaQuinta (D)
  • Martin Carbaugh (R)
  • Christopher Judy (R)
  • Bob Morris (R)
  • Casey Cox (R)
 • State Senate
Senators
  • Dennis Kruse (R)
  • Liz Brown (R)
  • David Long (R)
Area
[7]
 • City 110.84 sq mi (287.07 km2)
 • Land 110.63 sq mi (286.52 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.55 km2)
 • Urban
135.25 sq mi (350.3 km2)
 • Metro
1,368 sq mi (3,540 km2)
Elevation
810 ft (247 m)
Population
 (2010)[8]
 • City 253,691
 • Estimate 
(2017)[9]
265,904
 • Rank US: 78th
 • Density 2,390.79/sq mi (923.09/km2)
 • Urban
313,492 (US: 119th)
 • Metro
419,453 (US: 122nd)
 • CSA
615,077 (US: 77th)
Time zone UTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
ZIP codes
  • 46774, 46802–46809, 46814–46816, 46818, 46819, 46825, 46835, 46845
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-25000
GNIS feature ID 0434689[10]
Website www.cityoffortwayne.org