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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, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,011236.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)10,9472616.3%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)5,966238.9%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,4932523.1%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)18,3632427.4%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)12,2212118.2%14.6%
Median Age41.5  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone236250.4%0.4%
Asian Alone552280.8%2.1%
Black Alone3,397205.1%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone66160.1%0.1%
White60,8892490.9%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups1,861192.8%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic65,1722497.3%93.3%
Hispanic1,829312.7%6.7%

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)
18,7342660.0%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$92,20068  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,1572029.3%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$47162  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 11,108251.0%1,108,151
Public10,652251.0%1,046,058
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 2015$36,4945687.0%41,940
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 20166,372181.3%504,539

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
Employed29,055270.9%3,109,217
Unemployed1,629231.0%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate5.325110.4%4.8
October 2016 Unemployment Rate4.033102.6%3.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work38,464100.0%$1,635,969100.0%$42,532
Wage and Salary32,04983.3%$1,183,29872.3%$36,922
Farm Proprietors6951.8%$4,3030.3%$6,191
Nonfarm Proprietors5,72014.9%$151,6729.3%$26,516
Farm7672.0%$7,6240.5%$9,940
Nonfarm37,69798.0%$1,628,34599.5%$43,196
Private32,68285.0%$1,398,50685.5%$42,791
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3,2138.4%$59,8223.7%$18,619
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3741.0%$5,2760.3%$14,107
  Construction1,4183.7%$69,1564.2%$48,770
  Health Care, Social Serv.5,75415.0%$335,66520.5%$58,336
  Information2760.7%$14,4690.9%$52,424
  Manufacturing5,64614.7%$347,45621.2%$61,540
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9142.4%$37,5752.3%$41,111
  Retail Trade4,64912.1%$127,6167.8%$27,450
  Trans., Warehousing1,0302.7%$54,0763.3%$52,501
  Wholesale Trade1,0722.8%$61,9613.8%$57,799
  Other Private (not above)8,192*21.3%*$281,312*17.2%*$34,340*
Government5,01513.0%$229,83914.0%$45,830

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
Single-Family4139.4%68.4%$7,413$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
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

NamePopulation
in 2015
Percent of County
Boston1340.2%
Cambridge City1,7842.7%
Centerville2,5763.8%
Dublin7691.1%
East Germantown3730.6%
Economy1800.3%
Fountain City7801.2%
Greens Fork4120.6%
Hagerstown1,7282.6%
Milton4640.7%
Mount Auburn1070.2%
Richmond35,85453.5%
Spring Grove3320.5%
Whitewater700.1%
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