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Indiana

Fort Wayne

Nearest city: Fort Wayne
Population: 208,385
Median household income: $55,194

Fort Wayne, in northeastern Indiana, is the state's second-largest city. It is home to a philharmonic, museums, and the well-respected, 40-acre Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

Runners-up:
Indianapolis city
Bloomington

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