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"The Parlor City"

Bluffton is a city in Wells County, in the Fort Wayne metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its location on bluffs overlooking the river.

The latitude of Bluffton is 40.738N. The longitude is -85.171W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 827 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,496.


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Median household income
Local
$37,416
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bluffton demographic reports
Bluffton is on the Wabash River.
Early settlers were plagued by frequent flooding and outbreaks of malaria. These problems were overcome through ditching of many swamps in the area.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Everett Scott, baseball player
Local festivals include:
  • Bluffton Free Street Fair - Sept. 18-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bluffton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ouabache State Park, Rivergreenway Trail
Historic sites and museums: Wells County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bluffton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wells County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Wayne area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46714 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

32% of Bluffton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bluffton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bluffton was $19,118, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Bluffton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Bluffton include Villa North Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Bluffton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $342.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $746.


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Libraries in Bluffton include Wells County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bluffton include Bluffton News-Banner, News-Banner

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Wells County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bluffton political report.

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The average commute time for Bluffton workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Bluffton include Holiday Inn Express Hotels.

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