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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 (2015 population: 35,854)

Population per Square Mile: 166.79

Square Miles: 401.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)69,003241.1%6,484,192
Today (2015)67,001251.0%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*67,142251.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.9%80 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-35179 -14,881
Net International Migration-392 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-11092-0.4%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,190226.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)11,0122616.3%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)6,076239.0%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,7752423.3%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)18,5242427.4%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)12,0942017.9%14.3%
Median Age41.2  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone245240.4%0.4%
Asian Alone562280.8%2.0%
Black Alone3,411205.0%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone62190.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,834192.7%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 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)27,89122100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4,7012616.9%19.4%
Married Without Children8,5902630.8%30.1%
Single Parents2,9781910.7%9.9%
Living Alone8,2022029.4%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)31,15222100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)31,22522100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2014)$92,20068  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2014)$47162  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 11,360251.0%1,130,285
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)46,556241.1%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher84.2%76 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree17.7%31 23.6%

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 2014$34,8016387.9%39,578
Median Household Income in 201440,9298582.9%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201417.8%11117.1%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1826.3%13124.1%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2015154121.8%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 201510,682171.3%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20146,473191.3%514,128

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, 2014765230.9%84,080
Births to Teens, 201477191.2%6,277
Deaths, 2014887181.5%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force30,684270.9%3,265,761
Annual Unemployment Rate5.325110.4%4.8
April 2016 Unemployment Rate5.423112.5%4.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work37,459100.0%$1,606,468100.0%$42,886
Wage and Salary32,24586.1%$1,162,09172.3%$36,039
Farm Proprietors7131.9%$33,4072.1%$46,854
Nonfarm Proprietors4,50112.0%$109,5136.8%$24,331
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3,1698.5%$59,0003.7%$18,618
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3310.9%$5,2730.3%$15,931
  Health Care, Social Serv.5,60715.0%$313,26819.5%$55,871
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade4,79912.8%$137,2578.5%$28,601
  Trans., Warehousing1,0262.7%$50,3133.1%$49,038
  Wholesale Trade1,0282.7%$62,2793.9%$60,583
  Other Private (not above)7,267*19.4%*$238,275*14.8%*$32,789*

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 2015
Percent of County
Cambridge City1,7842.7%
East Germantown3730.6%
Fountain City7801.2%
Greens Fork4120.6%
Mount Auburn1070.2%
Spring Grove3320.5%
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