Wayne County, Kentucky Population 2019

Wayne County, Kentucky's estimated population is 20,621 with a growth rate of -0.50% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Kentucky is the 55th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201820,468-153-0.74%
201720,621-103-0.50%
201620,7241150.56%
201520,609-12-0.06%
201420,621-165-0.79%
201320,786-42-0.20%
201220,828-71-0.34%
201120,899510.24%
201020,8483,38019.35%
199017,4684462.62%
198017,0222,75419.30%
197014,268-432-2.94%
196014,700-1,775-10.77%
195016,475-729-4.24%
194017,2041,3568.56%
193015,848-360-2.22%
192016,208-1,310-7.48%
191017,5182,62617.63%
190014,8922,04015.87%
189012,8523402.72%
188012,5121,91018.02%
187010,6023433.34%
186010,2591,56718.03%
18508,6921,29317.48%
18407,399-1,286-14.81%
18308,6857349.23%
18207,9512,52146.43%
18105,4300.00%

Wayne County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White19,830
Two or More Races362
Black or African American307
Some Other Race137
Asian40
American Indian and Alaska Native16

Wayne County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Wayne County, Kentucky Median Age

42


Total

40.9


Male

44.7


Female

Wayne County, Kentucky Adults

There are 16,074 adults, (3,925 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Kentucky.

Wayne County, Kentucky Age Dependency

70.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

10,372

50.13%

Male

10,320

49.87%

Wayne County, Kentucky Households and Families

Wayne County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wayne County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84%16%
All72.8%27.2%
Non Family66.5%33.5%
Male59.3%40.7%
Female47.2%52.8%

72.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0112.5572.8
Married3,8963.2884
Non Family2,9361.1666.5
Female7393.3447.2
Male4403.9659.3

3.25

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wayne County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,14514.85%
9th to 12th Grade1,75612.16%
High School Graduate5,56738.54%
Some College2,37016.41%
Associates Degree9636.67%
Bachelors Degree8565.93%
Graduate Degree7895.46%

Wayne County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,93710,1521,610
Black21119724
Multiple Races16260
Hispanic122122
Other Race3737
Asian141411

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,378$29,078$23,272
Less Than High School$16,026$17,823$11,324
High School Grad$25,590$28,651$19,432
Some College$23,059$24,563$22,266
Bachelors Degree$39,453$39,531$37,461
Graduate Degree$51,108$51,443$50,495

$25,378

Average Earnings

$29,078

Average Male

$23,272

Average Female

Wayne County, Kentucky Language

Wayne County, Kentucky Language by Age

Wayne County, Kentucky Language

98.22% of Wayne County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.22% of the population.

Wayne County, Kentucky Poverty

Wayne County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,0704,50923.64%
Hispanic62911918.92%
Multiple3566117.13%
Black2785921.22%

23.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.16%

Male Poverty Rate

23.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Kentucky is White, with 23.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 17.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.70%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.90%
High School18.03%
Some College12.23%
Bachelors or Greater3.23%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.75%
Male Unemployed47.78%
Female Employed9.00%
Male Employed4.39%

Wayne County, Kentucky Income

Wayne County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,715$42,696
Families$42,399$49,660
Married Families$50,020-
Non Families$17,227$29,081

Wayne County, Kentucky Marital Status

Wayne County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Wayne County, Kentucky 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 35-44.

Wayne County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Wayne County, Kentucky Veterans

1,144

Number of Veterans

991

Male Veterans

153

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam332
World War II228
First Gulf War102
Second Gulf War78
Korea43

Wayne County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0987.07%
2 or More3520.47%
Black113.93%

Wayne County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

10.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Kentucky Employment Status

46.8%

Labor Force Participation

42.1%

Employment Rate

10.1%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Wayne County, Kentucky

  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