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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 (2016 population: 35,664)

Population per Square Mile: 165.72

Square Miles: 401.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)69,003241.1%6,484,136
Today (2016)66,568251.0%6,634,007
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*67,142251.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.5%82 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-22868 -10,480
Net International Migration852 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-15592-0.7%22,480

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,793245.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)10,9282616.4%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)5,974239.0%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,4322523.2%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)18,1102427.2%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)12,3312218.5%14.9%
Median Age41.4  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone239260.4%0.4%
Asian Alone553280.8%2.2%
Black Alone3,359205.0%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone61190.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,846192.8%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)26,66423100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4,4572616.7%19.0%
Married Without Children8,0282630.1%30.0%
Single Parents2,7002010.1%9.7%
Living Alone7,9082229.7%28.2%

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 2016 (estimate)31,17922100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)31,15322100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$94,30069  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2016)$46965  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 10,922251.0%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)46,204241.1%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher84.7%74 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree17.1%43 24.6%

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 2016$37,6245787.3%43,097
Median Household Income in 201642,9838882.2%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201617.0%12121.4%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1825.2%9131.9%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2017113151.7%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20178,571171.3%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20176,265181.3%495,330

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, 2015788230.9%84,008
Births to Teens, 201576161.3%5,876
Deaths, 2015885191.4%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force30,909270.9%3,326,893
Annual Unemployment Rate4.825109.1%4.4
November 2017 Unemployment Rate3.629105.9%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work38,640100.0%$1,685,664100.0%$43,625
Wage and Salary32,27083.5%$1,214,43272.0%$37,633
Farm Proprietors6971.8%$14,2820.8%$20,491
Nonfarm Proprietors5,67314.7%$138,5808.2%$24,428
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3,2278.4%$62,9633.7%$19,511
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3761.0%$5,1310.3%$13,646
  Health Care, Social Serv.5,90915.3%$359,74621.3%$60,881
  Professional, Tech. Serv.8982.3%$38,5212.3%$42,896
  Retail Trade4,68312.1%$126,1507.5%$26,938
  Trans., Warehousing9792.5%$52,4283.1%$53,553
  Wholesale Trade1,1122.9%$63,3793.8%$56,996
  Other Private (not above)8,222*21.3%*$287,560*17.1%*$34,974*

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed107100.0%100.0%$12,728$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family7267.3%20.9%$6,657$372,642

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

in 2016
Percent of County
Cambridge City1,7652.7%
East Germantown3700.6%
Fountain City7721.2%
Greens Fork4080.6%
Mount Auburn1060.2%
Spring Grove3300.5%
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