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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 (2017 population: 35,455)

Population per Square Mile: 164.76

Square Miles: 401.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)69,003241.1%6,484,192
Today (2017)66,185251.0%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*67,142251.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.1%80 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-34383 -976
Net International Migration2730 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-8992-0.4%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,811255.8%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)10,7792616.3%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)5,940239.0%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,2802523.1%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,9742427.2%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)12,4012218.7%15.4%
Median Age41.5  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone239260.4%0.4%
Asian Alone662251.0%2.4%
Black Alone3,343215.1%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone64180.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,889192.9%2.1%
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 2017 (estimate)31,38922100.0%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, 2016749250.9%83,063
Births to Teens, 201660211.1%5,294
Deaths, 2015885191.4%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force30,832270.9%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.826108.6%3.5
August 2018 Unemployment Rate4.025108.1%3.7

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed115100.0%100.0%$16,271$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family7464.3%23.4%$6,842$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Cambridge City1,7772.7%
East Germantown3520.5%
Fountain City7671.2%
Greens Fork3900.6%
Mount Auburn1050.2%
Spring Grove3240.5%
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