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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%
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 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)
17,7912756.8%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$96,50068  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,6062027.5%27.7%
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
Public10,331251.0%1,054,903
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 2017$39,8884888.3%45,150
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
Employed30,193270.9%3,265,580
Unemployed1,126251.0%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.631105.9%3.4
July 2019 Unemployment Rate3.916108.3%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work38,721100.0%$1,751,571100.0%$45,236
Wage and Salary32,50984.0%$1,267,17772.3%$38,979
Farm Proprietors6871.8%$7,7970.4%$11,349
Nonfarm Proprietors5,52514.3%$149,9818.6%$27,146
Farm7722.0%$11,1000.6%$14,378
Nonfarm37,94998.0%$1,740,47199.4%$45,863
Private33,01285.3%$1,512,73886.4%$45,824
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3,0737.9%$62,0773.5%$20,201
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4151.1%$6,2470.4%$15,053
  Construction1,4423.7%$71,2114.1%$49,383
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,06115.7%$380,96521.7%$62,855
  Information2750.7%$14,6150.8%$53,145
  Manufacturing5,90915.3%$379,02821.6%$64,144
  Professional, Tech. Serv.8782.3%$40,3212.3%$45,924
  Retail Trade4,58411.8%$128,0617.3%$27,937
  Trans., Warehousing9372.4%$54,1043.1%$57,742
  Wholesale Trade1,0122.6%$65,4383.7%$64,662
  Other Private (not above)8,282*21.4%*$307,271*17.5%*$37,101*
Government4,93712.8%$227,73313.0%$46,128

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%
Richmond35,35353.6%
Spring Grove3220.5%
Whitewater700.1%
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