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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 (2018 population: 35,353)

Population per Square Mile: 164.01

Square Miles: 401.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)68,996241.1%6,484,192
Today (2019)65,884251.0%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*65,321260.9%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.5%81 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-12267 3,997
Net International Migration7021 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-10992-0.6%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,711255.6%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)10,7642616.3%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)5,945239.0%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,2162523.1%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,6692526.8%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)12,6312219.2%15.8%
Median Age41.5  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone241250.4%0.4%
Asian Alone689251.0%2.5%
Black Alone3,326215.0%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone65180.1%0.1%
White59,6882590.5%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,927192.9%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic63,8702596.9%92.9%
Hispanic2,066313.1%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)26,61123100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4,0822615.3%18.6%
Married Without Children8,0472730.2%29.9%
Single Parents2,9962011.3%9.5%
Living Alone7,7382129.1%28.5%

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 2018 (estimate)31,45022100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)31,33822100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
17,9852757.4%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$97,40069  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,6262027.5%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$49964  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 10,740251.0%1,117,590
Public10,331251.0%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)45,691241.0%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher86.8%66 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree18.2%37 25.9%

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 2018$41,5055288.0%47,149
Median Household Income in 201845,1308781.0%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201816.0%10123.1%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.3%10133.1%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201896151.6%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20187,957171.3%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20196,040181.2%514,915

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, 2017782241.0%82,170
Births to Teens, 201759181.1%5,152
Deaths, 2017930191.4%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force31,319270.9%3,381,609
Employed30,193270.9%3,263,751
Unemployed1,126251.0%117,858
Annual Unemployment Rate3.631102.9%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate3.633105.9%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work39,369100.0%$1,813,479100.0%$46,064
Wage and Salary32,99783.8%$1,321,12172.9%$40,038
Farm Proprietors6721.7%$13,4880.7%$20,071
Nonfarm Proprietors5,70014.5%$150,5448.3%$26,411
Farm7742.0%$17,6771.0%$22,839
Nonfarm38,59598.0%$1,795,80299.0%$46,529
Private33,65485.5%$1,564,58286.3%$46,490
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3,1167.9%$64,9593.6%$20,847
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4171.1%$5,3780.3%$12,897
  Construction1,5263.9%$76,4984.2%$50,130
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,36116.2%$406,72822.4%$63,941
  Information2680.7%$14,6460.8%$54,649
  Manufacturing6,04815.4%$384,67421.2%$63,604
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade4,49611.4%$125,1936.9%$27,845
  Trans., Warehousing1,0682.7%$58,6443.2%$54,910
  Wholesale Trade1,0082.6%$67,2703.7%$66,736
  Other Private (not above)8,038*20.4%*$291,021*16.0%*$36,206*
Government4,94112.6%$231,22012.8%$46,796

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed122100.0%100.0%$16,660$4,879,857
Single-Family4335.2%76.4%$9,356$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family7964.8%21.4%$7,304$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Boston1310.2%
Cambridge City1,7602.7%
Centerville2,5413.9%
Dublin7471.1%
East Germantown3500.5%
Economy1750.3%
Fountain City7631.2%
Greens Fork3880.6%
Hagerstown1,6822.6%
Milton4570.7%
Mount Auburn1040.2%
Richmond35,35353.7%
Spring Grove3220.5%
Whitewater700.1%
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