Indianapolis has a population of nearly 900, 000 people, while Fort Wayne has a population of nearly 300, 000 people. So Indianapolis is approximately three times larger than Fort Wayne, but Fort Wayne has been slowly catching up with Indianapolis. Evansville, the seat of Vanderburgh County, has a population of approximately 117,429 people. It ranks as the third most populous city in the state and the 232nd most populated city in the country.
Evansville is the largest city in Southern Indiana and serves as the cultural and commercial center of that region. The city is often nicknamed River City or Crescent Valley because of its location on an arch of the Ohio River. With a population of approximately 101,168, South Bend is the fourth most populous city in Indiana. It is the county seat of St.
Joseph and serves as the cultural and economic center of Northern Indiana. The name of the city is due to its location near the southernmost bend of the street. Other cultural attractions include the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Grand Wayne Convention Center and the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Fort Wayne's most important cultural site is the Embassy Theater, which also houses the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.