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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: 164.14

Square Miles: 401.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)68,996241.1%6,484,192
Today (2018)65,936251.0%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*67,142251.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.4%82 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-11167 3,555
Net International Migration3721 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-16592-0.9%19,211

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%
Two or More Race Groups1,927192.9%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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)26,39723100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4,3512616.5%18.8%
Married Without Children8,0032730.3%30.0%
Single Parents2,7372110.4%9.6%
Living Alone7,7162229.2%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)31,32522100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2017)$96,50068  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2017)$49659  

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
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)45,907241.1%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher85.5%70 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree18.2%36 25.3%

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 201744,1798681.6%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201716.6%11124.8%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1824.7%7138.8%17.8%
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%3,381,713
Annual Unemployment Rate3.631105.9%3.4
September 2019 Unemployment Rate3.117110.7%2.8

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
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3,1167.9%$64,9593.6%$20,847
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4171.1%$5,3780.3%$12,897
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,36116.2%$406,72822.4%$63,941
  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*

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
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

in 2018
Percent of County
Cambridge City1,7602.7%
East Germantown3500.5%
Fountain City7631.2%
Greens Fork3880.6%
Mount Auburn1040.2%
Spring Grove3220.5%
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