New Americans in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana

New American Economy
Date of Publication: 
August, 2018
Source Organization: 
New American Economy

A new report from New American Economy shows that immigrants in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana accounted for 24.7 percent of overall population growth in the region between 2011 and 2016. The report was produced in partnership with Welcoming Fort Wayne, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, and the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County.

In addition to their financial contributions, the new report, New Americans in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana, shows the role that the immigrant population in Northeast Indiana plays in the regional labor force, as well as their contributions to the region’s tax base. Though they account for 4.5 percent of the region’s overall population, immigrants represent 5.9 percent of the working-age population and 5.2 percent of its employed labor force. The report also shows that immigrants paid $161.3 million in taxes in 2016, including $104.4 million in federal taxes and $56.9 million in state and local taxes.

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New American Economy. (2018). New Americans in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana. Retrieved from