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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 (2020 population: 35,239)

Population per Square Mile: 163.75

Square Miles: 401.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)68,996241.1%6,484,050
Today (2020)65,778251.0%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*65,321260.9%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.7%83 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-6853 1,323
Net International Migration6718 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-16590-1.2%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,910255.9%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)10,6342616.2%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)6,151239.4%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,0542622.9%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,1192526.0%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)12,9102419.6%16.5%
Median Age41.1  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone280260.4%0.4%
Asian Alone732261.1%2.7%
Black Alone3,325215.1%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone61210.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups2,099193.2%2.2%
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 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)26,64423100.0%100.0%
Married With Children4,1202615.5%18.5%
Married Without Children7,9402729.8%29.7%
Single Parents2,9112010.9%9.3%
Living Alone7,8342229.4%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)31,51323100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)31,37222100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2019)$100,50071  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2019)$50859  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 10,295270.9%1,112,460
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)45,550241.0%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher86.5%71 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree18.2%39 26.5%

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 2019$42,8575088.0%48,678
Median Household Income in 201947,8858883.1%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201915.2%8127.7%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.3%4154.3%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2020106141.6%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20208,834171.3%659,095
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, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force29,989270.9%3,319,010
Annual Unemployment Rate6.83795.8%7.1
August 2021 Unemployment Rate4.023100.0%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work39,172100.0%$1,854,998100.0%$47,355
Wage and Salary32,80883.8%$1,338,79772.2%$40,807
Farm Proprietors6791.7%$17,0040.9%$25,043
Nonfarm Proprietors5,68514.5%$154,8618.3%$27,240
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3,0797.9%$65,9273.6%$21,412
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4171.1%$5,7430.3%$13,772
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,43816.4%$410,43222.1%$63,751
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade4,35611.1%$126,6036.8%$29,064
  Trans., Warehousing1,0032.6%$61,1743.3%$60,991
  Wholesale Trade9462.4%$65,6873.5%$69,437
  Other Private (not above)7,969*20.3%*$285,930*15.4%*$35,880*

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed34100.0%100.0%$6,675$5,872,297
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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 2020
Percent of County
Cambridge City1,7442.7%
East Germantown3510.5%
Fountain City7531.1%
Greens Fork3840.6%
Mount Auburn1040.2%
Spring Grove3190.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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