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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 (2019 population: 35,342)

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, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,836255.8%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)10,6372616.1%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)5,989239.1%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,1722623.0%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,3762526.4%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)12,8742319.5%16.1%
Median Age41.4  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone252260.4%0.4%
Asian Alone713261.1%2.6%
Black Alone3,316215.0%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone62190.1%0.1%
White59,5982590.5%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups1,943192.9%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic63,7542596.8%92.7%
Hispanic2,130303.2%7.3%

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 2019 (estimate)31,52322100.0%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 (2019/2020 Total Reported) 10,592251.0%1,111,333
Public10,228251.0%1,050,614
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 201973161.4%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20197,668171.3%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20205,952191.2%507,739

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, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force30,881270.9%3,387,366
Employed29,776270.9%3,275,056
Unemployed1,105251.0%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.622109.1%3.3
August 2020 Unemployment Rate6.617101.5%6.5

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed53100.0%100.0%$11,407$4,988,366
Single-Family53100.0%73.1%$11,407$4,298,385
2-Family00.0%1.6%0$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
Boston1300.2%
Cambridge City1,7502.7%
Centerville2,5793.9%
Dublin7471.1%
East Germantown3510.5%
Economy1750.3%
Fountain City7561.1%
Greens Fork3870.6%
Hagerstown1,6732.5%
Milton4460.7%
Mount Auburn1040.2%
Richmond35,34253.6%
Spring Grove3220.5%
Whitewater700.1%
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