Wayne County, Illinois Population 2020

Wayne County, Illinois's estimated population is 16,442 with a growth rate of -0.65% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Illinois is the 66th largest county in Illinois.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201816,332-110-0.67%
201716,442-107-0.65%
201616,549290.18%
201516,520-73-0.44%
201416,593-71-0.43%
201316,66490.05%
201216,655-3-0.02%
201116,658-80-0.48%
201016,738-503-2.92%
199017,241-818-4.53%
198018,0591,0556.20%
197017,004-2,004-10.54%
196019,008-1,925-9.20%
195020,933-1,159-5.25%
194022,0922,96215.48%
193019,130-3,642-15.99%
192022,772-2,925-11.38%
191025,697-1,929-6.98%
190027,6263,82016.05%
189023,8062,51511.81%
188021,2911,5337.76%
187019,7587,53561.65%
186012,2235,39879.09%
18506,8251,69232.96%
18405,1332,580101.06%
18302,5531,439129.17%
18201,1140.00%

How Many People Live in Wayne County, Illinois?

16,442

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,93896.67%
Black or African American2901.76%
Two or More Races1681.02%
Asian430.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native380.23%
Some Other Race100.06%

Wayne County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2020

Wayne County, Illinois Median Age

43.3


Total

42


Male

44.2


Female

Wayne County, Illinois Adults

There are 12,737 adults, (3,434 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Illinois.

Wayne County, Illinois Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

8,346

50.62%

Male

8,141

49.38%

Wayne County, Illinois Households and Families

Wayne County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wayne County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89%11%
All76.3%23.7%
Non Family66%34%
Male63.3%36.7%
Female50.6%49.4%

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0752.3276.3
Married3,6302.9889
Non Family2,5531.1466
Female6442.9950.6
Male2483.1363.3

2.9

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wayne County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5975.16%
9th to 12th Grade7486.47%
High School Graduate4,19836.32%
Some College2,59422.44%
Associates Degree1,73815.04%
Bachelors Degree1,26610.95%
Graduate Degree4183.62%

Wayne County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,2349,9711,630
Black12510036
Multiple Races75645
Hispanic5437
Asian4319
Native American282313
Other Race10

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 46.43%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,199$41,637$26,074
Less Than High School$29,410$37,717$15,347
High School Grad$34,597$40,503$23,429
Some College$35,255$43,167$26,341
Bachelors Degree$44,792$53,667$37,466
Graduate Degree$43,802$68,750$41,477

$36,199

Average Earnings

$41,637

Average Male

$26,074

Average Female

Wayne County, Illinois Language

Wayne County, Illinois Language by Age

Wayne County, Illinois Language

97.55% of Wayne County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 2.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.62% of the population.

Wayne County, Illinois Poverty

Wayne County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,7761,99112.62%
Black28524284.91%
Native382360.53%
Multiple1681710.12%
Hispanic811518.52%
Asian431534.88%

14.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.65%

Male Poverty Rate

15.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Illinois is Black, with 84.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Illinois is Multiple, with 10.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.77%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.39%
Some College12.79%
High School10.69%
Bachelors or Greater5.95%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed31.76%
Female Unemployed27.27%
Female Employed9.20%
Male Employed4.46%

Wayne County, Illinois Income

Wayne County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,764$60,785
Families$58,493$71,091
Married Families$66,250-
Non Families$30,070$38,515

Wayne County, Illinois Marital Status

Wayne County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

55.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

Wayne County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wayne County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans

1,108

Number of Veterans

1,086

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam441
Second Gulf War141
World War II131
Korea127
First Gulf War120

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0478.46%
2 or More6146.21%

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans by Education

7.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Illinois Employment Status

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Illinois Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.49%

Born in Illinois

99.33%

Native Born

0.67%

Foreign Born

0.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.33% of Wayne County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 80.49% having been born in Illinois. 0.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Population of Cities in Wayne County, Illinois

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Fairfield51545024-130-2.52%
Wayne City10321013-19-1.84%
Cisne672656-16-2.38%
Jeffersonville367356-11-3.00%
Sims252250-2-0.79%
Mill Shoals 215211-4-1.86%
Mount Erie8887-1-1.14%
Keenes8382-1-1.20%
Johnsonville7776-1-1.30%
Golden Gate6867-1-1.47%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990