Fort Wayne, Indiana






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A Taste of Fort Wayne, Indiana

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT FORT WAYNE?

  1. 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.

  2. Once a booming industrial town located in the Rust Belt, Fort Wayne's economy has diversified in recent times, now relying on distribution, transportation, and logistics, health care, manufacturing, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and financial services. The city is also a center for the defense contractor industry which employs thousands in the city.

  3. The median income for a household in the city is $36,518, and the median income for a family is $45,040.

  4. BBQ RibFest spans four-days in mid-June at Headwaters Park, showcasing barbecue rib cooks and vendors and live entertainment. The event attracts around 40,000 visitors annually.

  5. Three Rivers Festival, a celebration of Fort Wayne, spans nine days in mid-July, attracting an estimated 400,000 event-goers. Three Rivers features over 200 events, including a community parade, midway, hot dog eating contest, bed race, raft race, arts fair, and fireworks spectacular.

  6. The African/African–American Historical Museum, which opened near downtown in 2000, contains two floors and ten exhibits relating to slavery in the United States, the Underground Railroad, African–American inventors, and the history of the local African–American community.

  7. Fort Wayne is served by two primary newspapers, The Journal Gazette and Pulitzer Prize-winning The News-Sentinel. The two dailies have separate editorial departments, but under a joint operating agreement, printing, advertising, and circulation are handled by Fort Wayne Newspapers, Inc. Weekly newspapers include Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, whatzup, an alternative newspaper, and Frost Illustrated, an African-American newspaper.

Radio Stations
WLAB 88.3 FM Fort Wayne, IN Christian Contemporary
WOWO 92.3 FM Fort Wayne, IN News/Talk
WNHT 96.3 FM Churubusco, IN Hip Hop
WQSW (LPFM) 100.5 FM Fort Wayne, IN Gospel Music
WLDE 101.7 FM Fort Wayne, IN Oldies
W277AK (WQKO) 103.3 FM Fort Wayne, IN Religious
WHPP 106.3 FM Columbia City, IN Classic Hits
WFGA 106.7 FM Hicksville, OH Sports
WXXC 106.9 FM Marion, IN Classic Hits
WJFX 107.9 FM New Haven, IN Top-40

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Demographics of Fort Wayne, Indiana

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

73.62%

15.41%

0.37%

3.3%

7.96%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Fort Wayne, Indiana


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. A Cut Above Hair Salon and Barber Shop -  Category: Hair Salons -  Specialized In:African-American Hair - 4514 Parnell Ave Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (260) 483-7904 - (reviews)

  2. Beauty 4 Ashes -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 8113 Lima Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (773) 655-3705 - (reviews)

  3. House of Neco -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 3820 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (260) 456-1500 - (visit website)

  4. Mother Land Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 5116 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46807 (260) 739-3657

  5. Safari Hair Brading -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 735 E Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 (260) 422-5154

  6. Unity Barber Shop -  Category: Black Barber -   - 921 East Pontiac Fort Wayne, IN. 46803 (260) 744-9752

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce -  Category: Community Services -   P.O. Box 12873 Fort Wayne, Indiana 46866  - (visit website)

  2. INK -  Category: African-American Newspaper -   Black community news for and about African Americans in Indiana and the Midwest  - (visit website)

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

  1. African/African-American Historical Museum -  Category: Museum -   436 East Douglas Avenue. Kachmann Gallery, 1301 Lafayette Street Fort Wayne, Indiana 46866  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. J T Soul Food -  Category: Southern, Soul Food -   705 Mckinnie Ave Fort Wayne, IN 46806 (260) 745-1815

  2. Madea's Soul Food Place -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   2006 S. Hanna St, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803 (260) 444-4933   - (visit website)

  3. R M Y's Family Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food -   3402 Wayne Trce Fort Wayne, IN 46806 (260) 456-1409

  4. Taste Diz Bar-B-Que & Soulfood -  Category: Barbecue, Burgers, Sandwiches/Subs -   6807 Elzey St Fort Wayne, IN 46809 (260) 747-8499   - (visit website)

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CHURCHES



  1. Grace Temple Church Of God In Christ -  2241 Smith Street Fort Wayne, IN 46803 (260) 456-8159

  2. Imani Baptist Temple -  2920 Indiana Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46807 (260) 755-0194

  3. Union Baptist Church -  2200 Smith St. Ft. Wayne, IN 46803 (260) 456-3421

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