STATISTICS


Gravestone
Gravestone
Three-year-old William Singer's gravestone at Lindenwood Cemetery reads "DROWNED IN FLOOD MAR. 29, 1913 GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN." The boy drowned in Spy Run Creek during worst flood in Fort Wayne history.

Comparing the decades


Population of Allen County

.......................................................1910..(93,386)

...................................................1920..(114,303)

...................................................Today.(312,091)^



Life expectancy at birth (U.S.)

.......................................................1910..(50.0)

...................................................1920..(54.1)

...................................................Today.(76.1)**



Annual murder rate per 100,000 (U.S.)

...................................................1910..(4.6)

...............................................1920..(6.8)

...............................................Today.(7.4)**



Percent of high-school graduates amoung adults (U.S.)

...................................................1910..(8.6%)+

...............................................1920..(16.8%)+

...............................................Today..(82.8%)#



National population(U.S.)

...................................................1910..(92,407,000)

...............................................1920..(106,461,000)

...............................................Today.(267,636,061)*




^ 1997 estimate by the U.S. Bureau of the Census

+ Percent of persons 17 years old who have completed high school

# Percent of people 25 years old and over who have completed four years of high school or more

* As of July 1, 1997

** 1996


Today figures are the most recent numbers available

Sources: '1998 Statistical Abstract', 'Historical Statistics of the U.S', and 'U.S. Bureau of the Census'

Research by James Grant of The News-Sentinel
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