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Average rent in Fort Wayne, IN

$1,046/mo Fort Wayne, IN average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Fort Wayne, IN is $1,046.

    Fort Wayne, IN apartment rent ranges

    About 35% of apartment rents in Fort Wayne, IN range between $701-$1,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,001-$1,500 represent 41% of apartments. Around 12% of Fort Wayne’s apartments are in the $501-$700 price range. 2% of apartments are priced < $500.

    Fort Wayne, IN rent trends

    Getting around in Fort Wayne, IN

    75 /100
    Very Walkable
    45 /100
    Some Transit
    64 /100
    Walk Score®: 75, Transit Score®: 45, Bike Score®: 64

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Fort Wayne, IN last updated?

    Prices and availability in Fort Wayne, IN were last updated on 20 Mar 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Fort Wayne, IN?

    The best apartments in Fort Wayne, IN are: Willows of Coventry, Redwood Fort Wayne Wallen Road, Colony Bay Apartments, Archers Pointe and Dupont Lakes Apartments.

    What is the average rent in Fort Wayne, IN?

    The average rent in Fort Wayne, IN is $1,046. Start your search for apartments in Fort Wayne, IN now.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fort Wayne, IN?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fort Wayne, IN is between $650 and $2,104. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Fort Wayne, IN now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Fort Wayne, IN?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Fort Wayne, IN is between $725 and $3,303. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Fort Wayne, IN.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Fort Wayne, IN?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Fort Wayne, IN is between $699 and $2,487. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Fort Wayne, IN.

    What type of rental buildings are in Fort Wayne, IN?

    In Fort Wayne 38% of the housing is rented out compared to 62% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 9% of Fort Wayne’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 58% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 31% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Fort Wayne, IN?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Fort Wayne are about 42 years old, on average. Of these, 18% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About 94% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 4% are mid-rises, and 2% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Fort Wayne, IN?

    Rental apartments in Fort Wayne come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 2% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 40% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 45% of all rentals in Fort Wayne. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Fort Wayne, IN in the news

    Living in Fort Wayne, IN

    Fort Wayne is a small city in northeastern Indiana that combines a relaxed atmosphere with great local culture. This city is equidistant from both Chicago and Detroit. Fort Wayne is very clean, safe and quiet, making it a great renting choice for those who want a laid-back vibe. The city has a strong job market with plenty of opportunities in defense, healthcare and logistics. The Fort Wayne area experiences all four seasons each year. In addition, due to its location at the convergence of the St. Mary’s River and Joseph River, it has a lush local wildlife. There are many parks and public spaces located throughout Fort Wayne, giving renters plenty of opportunities to spend time outside. Fort Wayne has a very active and tight-knit community, and the city hosts arts, food and music festivals throughout the year.

    Renting in Fort Wayne, IN

    When compared to bigger cities like Chicago and Detroit, Fort Wayne has a very affordable cost of living. Renters can find spacious apartments and homes at reasonable prices, even in the downtown area, which is the densest and most walkable area of town. Other neighborhoods have a more suburban feel with more spacious yards and tree-lines streets. Most rental properties in Fort Wayne are older condos and single-family homes. Still, there are some newer mid-rise apartment buildings in downtown Fort Wayne that cater to young professionals.

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    Fort Wayne, IN demographics

    Fort Wayne, IN has a population of 262,676 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 134,603 of Fort Wayne’s residents are women and 128,073 are men. The median age of those who live in Fort Wayne, IN is 35.1.

    Shopping in Fort Wayne, IN

    There are a wide range of shopping options for renters to choose from in Fort Wayne. Most shopping centers here are located in suburban areas, rather than in downtown. The largest shopping venue, Glenbook Square, has a large indoor mall as well as several smaller shopping centers nearby. Glenbrook Square also has popular restaurants and a beautiful indoor carousel. Other shopping options in Fort Wayne are centered along Jefferson Boulevard on the southwest side of town, as well as on Coliseum Boulevard on the east side. Popular grocery stores such as Kreger, Trader Joe’s, Aldi and Scott’s Foods, as well as pharmacies and convenience stores make it easy for renters to complete their errands in Fort Wayne.

    Fort Wayne, IN households

    • 63,566 Family
      43,103 Non-family
    • 32,624 Children
      74,045 No Children
    • 106,669Total Number of Households
    • 2.42Average People Per Household
    • $53,978Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 106,669 households in Fort Wayne, IN. 63,566 are family households and 43,103 are non-family households. There are 32,624 households with children in Fort Wayne and 74,045 households without children. On average, about 2.42 people live in a household in Fort Wayne, IN.

    Transportation in Fort Wayne, IN

    Driving is the fastest way to get around in Fort Wayne, so most renters opt to have a car. While the downtown area is walkable, most residential and suburban neighborhoods very spread out. Biking is also popular in Fort Wayne, and there are many trails around the river area. There is also a bike share program in Fort Wayne, with docking stations throughout the city. Fort Wayne’s Citilink agency runs 12 bus routes throughout town. Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are also available, which makes it easier for renters to get around if they don’t have a car. Fort Wayne has its own commercial airport, which provides flights to cities throughout the U.S. Greyhound and other commercial bus providers run routes from Fort Wayne to other major cities in the Midwest. The nearest Amtrak station is in Waterloo, which is approximately 25 miles north of downtown Fort Wayne. For air travel, the Fort Wayne International Airport is conveniently located just 8 miles southwest of the city.

    Fort Wayne, IN education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Fort Wayne, IN is as follows: 4% have no high school education, 35% completed some high school, 27% partially completed college, 9% have an Associate Degree, 17% have a Bachelor Degree, and 8% have a Graduate Degree.

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