Allen County, Indiana is located in the northeastern part of the state and is part of the Fort Wayne metropolitan area. The county has a population of over 355,000 people, making it the 15th largest county in Indiana.
The economy in Allen County is largely driven by manufacturing, with major employers in the area including General Motors, Steel Dynamics, and Parkview Health. The unemployment rate in the county is 3.2%, slightly below the national average of 3.6%. The median household income in the county is $50,717, slightly below the national median of $53,482.
Demographically, Allen County is 79.7% white, 11.3% black, 4.3% Hispanic, and 4.6% other. The county has a median age of 37.8 years, slightly lower than the national median of 38.2 years.
Education in Allen County is provided by the East Allen County Schools, Northwest Allen County Schools, and Fort Wayne Community Schools. The county has a high school graduation rate of 93.3%, slightly higher than the national average of 89.7%.
Real estate in Allen County is relatively affordable. The median home value in the county is $128,000, compared to the national median of $219,700. The median rent in the county is $845, compared to the national median of $1,062. The county has seen a steady increase in home values over the past decade, with an average annual growth rate of 3.5%.