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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%6,633,053
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 -12,135
Net International Migration852 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-15592-0.7%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,011236.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)10,9472616.3%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)5,966238.9%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,4932523.1%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)18,3632427.4%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)12,2212118.2%14.6%
Median Age41.5  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone236250.4%0.4%
Asian Alone552280.8%2.1%
Black Alone3,397205.1%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone66160.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,861192.8%1.9%
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 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)27,16822100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4,5562616.8%19.2%
Married Without Children8,1962630.2%30.0%
Single Parents2,9661910.9%9.8%
Living Alone8,0442029.6%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)31,17922100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)31,25322100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2015)$92,20070  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2015)$46268  

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 2015 ACS)46,353241.1%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher84%80 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree17.4%39 24.1%

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 2015$36,4945687.0%41,940
Median Household Income in 201541,8498482.9%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201518.0%8125.0%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1828.4%4139.2%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2016126151.7%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20169,514171.3%722,928
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
April 2017 Unemployment Rate3.022111.1%2.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work38,464100.0%$1,635,969100.0%$42,532
Wage and Salary32,04983.3%$1,183,29872.3%$36,922
Farm Proprietors6951.8%$4,3030.3%$6,191
Nonfarm Proprietors5,72014.9%$151,6729.3%$26,516
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3,2138.4%$59,8223.7%$18,619
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3741.0%$5,2760.3%$14,107
  Health Care, Social Serv.5,75415.0%$335,66520.5%$58,336
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9142.4%$37,5752.3%$41,111
  Retail Trade4,64912.1%$127,6167.8%$27,450
  Trans., Warehousing1,0302.7%$54,0763.3%$52,501
  Wholesale Trade1,0722.8%$61,9613.8%$57,799
  Other Private (not above)8,192*21.3%*$281,312*17.2%*$34,340*

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed104100.0%100.0%$13,238$3,737,044
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family6360.6%27.2%$5,825$722,054

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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