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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 (2017 population: 35,455)

Population per Square Mile: 164.76

Square Miles: 401.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)69,003241.1%6,484,192
Today (2017)66,185251.0%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*67,142251.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.1%80 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-34383 -976
Net International Migration2730 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-8992-0.4%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,811255.8%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)10,7792616.3%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)5,940239.0%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,2802523.1%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,9742427.2%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)12,4012218.7%15.4%
Median Age41.5  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone239260.4%0.4%
Asian Alone662251.0%2.4%
Black Alone3,343215.1%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone64180.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,889192.9%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 2017 (estimate)31,38922100.0%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 (2016/2017 Total Reported) 10,922251.0%1,110,866
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 201642,9838882.2%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201617.0%12121.4%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1825.2%9131.9%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2017113151.7%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20178,571171.3%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20176,265181.3%495,330

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, 2016749250.9%83,063
Births to Teens, 201660211.1%5,294
Deaths, 2016861191.4%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force30,832270.9%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.826108.6%3.5
October 2018 Unemployment Rate3.729102.8%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
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3,0737.9%$62,0773.5%$20,201
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4151.1%$6,2470.4%$15,053
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,06115.7%$380,96521.7%$62,855
  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*

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed115100.0%100.0%$16,271$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family7464.3%23.4%$6,842$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Cambridge City1,7772.7%
East Germantown3520.5%
Fountain City7671.2%
Greens Fork3900.6%
Mount Auburn1050.2%
Spring Grove3240.5%
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