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Eel River is a township in Allen County, in the Fort Wayne metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Eel River. For links to other places called Eel River, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Eel River is 41.227N. The longitude is -85.256W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 866 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,004.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Eel River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Allen County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46748 ZIP code.
38% of Eel River residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eel River ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eel River was $20,637, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Eel River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Eel River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $907.
Allen County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eel River political report.
The average commute time for Eel River workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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