Wayne County, North Carolina Population 2018

Wayne County, North Carolina's estimated population is 124,172 with a growth rate of -0.22% 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
2017124,172-275-0.22%
2016124,447-29-0.02%
2016124,476220.02%
2015124,454-210-0.17%
2014124,664-51-0.04%
2013124,7151680.13%
2012124,5474670.38%
2011124,0801,2160.99%
2010122,86418,19817.39%
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
White74,099
Black or African American38,504
Some Other Race6,004
Two or More Races3,999
Asian1,538
American Indian and Alaska Native289
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander14

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Wayne County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Wayne County, North Carolina Median Age

37


Total

34.9


Male

39.4


Female

Wayne County, North Carolina Adults

There are 94,455 adults, (17,920 of which are seniors) in Wayne County, North Carolina.

Wayne County, North Carolina Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

63,445

50.98%

Male

61,002

49.02%

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
Married75.1%24.9%
All59.7%40.3%
Male52%48%
Non Family49.7%50.3%
Female40.2%59.8%

59.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All47,0132.5959.7
Married21,1913.1875.1
Non Family15,7551.2349.7
Female7,8613.440.2
Male2,2063.6552

3.17

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wayne County, North Carolina Households

Wayne County, North Carolina Education

Wayne County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,2287.60%
9th to 12th Grade7,6759.37%
High School Graduate24,12329.44%
Some College19,87524.25%
Associates Degree8,75310.68%
Bachelors Degree10,57112.90%
Graduate Degree4,7245.76%

Wayne County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White48,10742,83110,947
Black25,18820,6033,358
Hispanic6,3032,694475
Other Race2,861984121
Multiple Races1,1791,005213
Asian1,108878254
Native American27219059

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.92%.

Wayne County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,128$33,843$26,322
Less Than High School$17,196$20,445$12,396
High School Grad$26,186$29,831$22,180
Some College$30,449$36,229$25,810
Bachelors Degree$40,829$52,452$34,496
Graduate Degree$49,583$55,824$46,038

$30,128

Average Earnings

$33,843

Average Male

$26,322

Average Female

Wayne County, North Carolina Language

Wayne County, North Carolina Language by Age

Wayne County, North Carolina Language

87.40% of Wayne County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 12.60% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.53% of the population.

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black37,56510,56028.11%
White65,8158,15412.39%
Hispanic13,3866,66149.76%
Other5,9213,59460.70%
Multiple3,9261,33734.06%
Asian1,49316911.32%
Native2416024.90%

21.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.70%

Male Poverty Rate

23.80%

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 60.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, North Carolina is Asian, with 11.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.83%.

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.03%
High School16.65%
Some College12.34%
Bachelors or Greater3.50%

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.10%
Male Unemployed36.63%
Female Employed12.10%
Male Employed11.31%

Wayne County, North Carolina Income

Wayne County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,457$54,480
Families$51,424$62,985
Married Families$64,330$76,807
Non Families$25,231$34,736

Wayne County, North Carolina Marital Status

Wayne County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Wayne County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by War

12,312

Number of Veterans

10,789

Male Veterans

1,523

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
First Gulf War4,551
Vietnam3,929
Second Gulf War3,533
Korea819
World War II254

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 544,023
55 to 642,577
65 to 742,206
75+1,760
18 to 341,746

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7,98214.25%
Black3,87413.31%
Hispanic3444.44%
2 or More23215.54%
Other1484.14%
Indian4014.71%
Asian363.05%

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, North Carolina Employment Status

Wayne County, North Carolina Employment by Age

61%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

11.8%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Wayne County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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