Wayne County, North Carolina Population 2019

Wayne County, North Carolina's estimated population is 123,257 with a growth rate of -0.96% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, North Carolina is the 25th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018123,248-9-0.01%
2017123,257-1,191-0.96%
2016124,448200.02%
2015124,428-203-0.16%
2014124,63190.01%
2013124,622480.04%
2012124,5745340.43%
2011124,0401,1400.93%
2010122,90018,23417.42%
1990104,6667,6127.84%
198097,05411,64613.64%
197085,4083,3494.08%
196082,05917,79227.68%
195064,2675,93910.18%
194058,3285,31510.03%
193053,0139,37321.48%
192043,6407,94222.25%
191035,6984,34213.85%
190031,3565,25620.14%
189026,1001,1494.61%
188024,9516,80737.52%
187018,1443,23921.73%
186014,9051,41910.52%
185013,4862,59523.83%
184010,8915605.42%
183010,3311,29114.28%
18209,0403534.06%
18108,6871,91528.28%
18006,77263910.42%
17906,1330.00%

Wayne County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White75,921
Black or African American37,887
Some Other Race4,433
Two or More Races4,430
Asian1,479
American Indian and Alaska Native318
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander28

Wayne County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Wayne County, North Carolina Median Age

37.3


Total

35


Male

39.8


Female

Wayne County, North Carolina Adults

There are 94,779 adults, (18,736 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, North Carolina.

Wayne County, North Carolina Age Dependency

63.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

63,421

50.94%

Male

61,075

49.06%

Wayne County, North Carolina Households and Families

Wayne County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wayne County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.5%24.5%
All60.9%39.1%
Non Family52.3%47.7%
Male48.5%51.5%
Female41.8%58.2%

60.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All47,5872.5560.9
Married21,6073.1375.5
Non Family15,6591.2152.3
Female8,2843.3241.8
Male2,0373.6248.5

3.11

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wayne County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,0277.33%
9th to 12th Grade7,5709.20%
High School Graduate24,63829.95%
Some College18,71522.75%
Associates Degree9,10211.06%
Bachelors Degree11,53614.02%
Graduate Degree4,6755.68%

Wayne County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White48,22443,36411,621
Black25,31920,8573,431
Hispanic6,4742,589561
Other Race2,298865146
Asian1,088891279
Multiple Races1,052852230
Native American28323086
Islander444

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,610$34,918$27,025
Less Than High School$18,794$21,988$12,423
High School Grad$26,669$29,390$23,027
Some College$30,818$36,955$26,353
Bachelors Degree$40,456$53,738$35,064
Graduate Degree$50,236$55,423$46,524

$30,610

Average Earnings

$34,918

Average Male

$27,025

Average Female

Wayne County, North Carolina Language

Wayne County, North Carolina Language by Age

Wayne County, North Carolina Language

87.35% of Wayne County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 12.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.91% of the population.

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black36,84010,51928.55%
White65,5147,45711.38%
Hispanic13,7256,36046.34%
Other4,3292,37554.86%
Multiple4,3391,38932.01%
Asian1,40214910.63%
Native277269.39%

21.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.93%

Male Poverty Rate

23.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, North Carolina is Other, with 54.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, North Carolina is Native, with 9.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.02%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.35%
High School16.19%
Some College11.64%
Bachelors or Greater4.01%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.46%
Male Unemployed31.17%
Female Employed12.26%
Male Employed10.11%

Wayne County, North Carolina Income

Wayne County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,766$57,911
Families$52,507$67,420
Married Families$66,150$80,599
Non Families$26,465$35,793

Wayne County, North Carolina Marital Status

Wayne County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Wayne County, North Carolina 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, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans

12,341

Number of Veterans

10,683

Male Veterans

1,658

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War4,465
Vietnam3,853
Second Gulf War3,623
Korea719
World War II181

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7,92813.86%
Black3,98013.73%
Hispanic3664.60%
2 or More23716.34%
Other1224.51%
Indian4514.90%
Asian252.13%
Hawaiian4100.00%

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, North Carolina Employment Status

60.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Wayne County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Goldsboro35523357922690.76%
Mount Olive 461247401282.78%
Fremont12551276211.67%
Walnut Creek835863283.35%
Pikeville678693152.21%
Eureka19719810.51%
Seven Springs11011110.91%
  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