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Wayne County, Indiana

Named for General Anthony Wayne, victor of the 1794 Battle of the Fallen Timbers

County Seat: Richmond

Largest City: Richmond (2021 population: 35,817)

Population per Square Mile: 165.44

Square Miles: 401.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)68,996241.1%6,484,050
Today (2021)66,456251.0%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*65,321260.9%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.7%72 5.0%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration19227 14,280
Net International Migration3616 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-23581-34.0%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,936245.9%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)10,9292616.4%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)6,175239.3%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,3432623.1%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,2142525.9%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)12,8592519.3%16.4%
Median Age40.9  Median Age = 38.1

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone277270.4%0.4%
Asian Alone745271.1%2.7%
Black Alone3,388215.1%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone58220.1%0.1%
White59,8292690.0%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups2,159193.2%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic64,1802596.6%92.3%
Hispanic2,276323.4%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)27,43523100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4,1622615.2%18.3%
Married Without Children8,2502630.1%29.8%
Single Parents2,9822110.9%9.3%
Living Alone7,9172328.9%29.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2021 (estimate)30,74323100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)31,44622100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
18,3202758.3%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$102,40075  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,1152029.0%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$51659  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 10,313270.9%1,120,155
Public9,854281.0%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)45,434241.0%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher87.8%66 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree19.8%32 27.2%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2021$48,7856286.3%56,497
Median Household Income in 202049,7988081.9%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 202015.1%10130.2%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.8%6146.3%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2021100151.6%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20218,843161.4%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20225,494201.1%481,568

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2019785241.0%80,859
Births to Teens, 201759181.1%5,152
Deaths, 2019881211.3%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force29,433270.9%3,321,548
Employed28,379270.9%3,203,166
Unemployed1,054240.9%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.623100.0%3.6
October 2022 Unemployment Rate3.020107.1%2.8

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work37,467100.0%$1,964,919100.0%$52,444
Wage and Salary30,99382.7%$1,404,39271.5%$45,313
Farm Proprietors6681.8%$39,6522.0%$59,359
Nonfarm Proprietors5,80615.5%$173,1318.8%$29,819
Farm7432.0%$42,6262.2%$57,370
Nonfarm36,72498.0%$1,922,29397.8%$52,344
Private32,07085.6%$1,673,61385.2%$52,186
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,9327.8%$70,8053.6%$24,149
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3801.0%$6,0920.3%$16,032
  Construction1,6534.4%$86,2144.4%$52,156
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,32616.9%$452,96923.1%$71,604
  Information2450.7%$14,7870.8%$60,355
  Manufacturing5,55314.8%$398,99820.3%$71,853
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9222.5%$49,4872.5%$53,674
  Retail Trade4,21011.2%$142,5127.3%$33,851
  Trans., Warehousing1,1543.1%$62,6973.2%$54,330
  Wholesale Trade8792.3%$67,4373.4%$76,720
  Other Private (not above)7,81620.9%$321,61516.4%$41,148
Government4,65412.4%$248,68012.7%$53,434

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed54100.0%100.0%$10,566$7,583,249
Single-Family5296.3%74.4%$10,191$6,692,956
2-Family23.7%2.4%375$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Wayne County

NamePopulation
in 2021
Percent of County
Boston1490.2%
Cambridge City1,7312.6%
Centerville2,7864.2%
Dublin6741.0%
East Germantown2600.4%
Economy1460.2%
Fountain City7071.1%
Greens Fork3290.5%
Hagerstown1,6732.5%
Milton4540.7%
Mount Auburn1250.2%
Richmond35,81753.9%
Spring Grove3440.5%
Whitewater700.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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