Wayne County, Illinois Population 2024

15,679

Wayne County, Illinois's estimated 2024 population is 15,679 with a growth rate of -0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Illinois is the 66th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 population was 16,739 and has seen a growth of -6.33% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,269-82-0.53%
202815,351-82-0.53%
202715,433-82-0.53%
202615,515-82-0.53%
202515,597-82-0.52%
202415,679-82-0.52%
202315,761-82-0.52%
202215,843-113-0.71%
202115,956-170-1.05%
202016,126-70-0.43%
201916,196-115-0.71%
201816,311-124-0.75%
201716,435-138-0.83%
201616,573390.24%
201516,534-76-0.46%
201416,610-69-0.41%
201316,679110.07%
201216,66810.01%
201116,667-72-0.43%
201016,73900%
199017,241-818-4.53%
198018,0591,0556.2%
197017,004-2,004-10.54%
196019,008-1,925-9.2%
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%
18201,114-14,155-92.7%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.52% (-82)
County Seat
2020 Population
16,126
Area
714 mi²
Density
22 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-2.77% (-447)
Founded
1819

Wayne County, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,51596.21%
Two or more races2161.34%
Other race1821.13%
Black or African American1270.79%
Asian870.54%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wayne County, Illinois Population by Race

Wayne County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2024

Wayne County, Illinois Median Age

42.9

Total

42.1

Male

44.6

Female

Wayne County, Illinois Adults

There are 12,498 adults, (3,510 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Illinois.

Wayne County, Illinois Age Dependency

79.4

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female8,03549.82%
Male8,09250.18%

Wayne County, Illinois Population by Age

Wayne County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,8482.3478.621.4
Married3,6222.9791.28.8
Non Family2,3201.1366.133.9
Female6373.0359.740.3
Male2692.7863.236.8

2.9

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wayne County, Illinois Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5264.65%
9th to 12th Grade6876.07%
High School Graduate3,85834.09%
Some College2,59722.95%
Associates Degree1,86116.44%
Bachelors Degree1,20510.65%
Graduate Degree5845.16%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wayne County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wayne County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White10,9869,8541,724
2+ Races14713326
Hispanic124579
Other Race973013
Asian34349
Black333317

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 51.52%.

Wayne County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$39,606$46,118$30,859
Less Than 9th Grade$46,233$47,400$17,000
High School Graduate$34,524$45,292$22,564
Some College$37,309$39,480$31,641
Bachelors Degree$47,038$65,208$40,735
Graduate Degree$62,574$112,568$58,750

$39,606

Average Earnings

$46,118

Average Male

$30,859

Average Female

Wayne County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Illinois Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wayne County, Illinois Language

94.16% of Wayne County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 5.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.15% of the population.

Wayne County, Illinois Language

Wayne County, Illinois Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,3851,92312.5%
Other18215283.52%
Hispanic27715254.87%
Black1137869.03%
Asian854451.76%
Multiple2164018.52%

13.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.39%

Male Poverty Rate

14.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Illinois is Other, with 83.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Illinois is White, with 12.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.87%.

Wayne County, Illinois Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.42%
High School11.35%
Some College10.7%
Bachelors or Greater5.05%

Wayne County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed30.16%
Male Unemployed8.28%
Female Employed7.69%
Male Employed7.16%

Wayne County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$53,522$67,841
Families$70,431$82,335
Married Families$81,472$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,477$35,788

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Illinois Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.2%

Male Marriage Rate

55.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wayne County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wayne County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wayne County, Illinois Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

781

Number of Veterans

704

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam253
First Gulf War156
Second Gulf War146
Korea113
World War II36

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+284
65 to 74211
35 to 54116
55 to 64109
18 to 3461

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7786.46%
Black23.45%
2+ Races10.62%

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Illinois Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, Illinois Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.58%

Born in Wayne County, Illinois

98.23%

Native Born

1.77%

Foreign Born

1.48%

Non Citizen

0.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.23% of Wayne County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 77.58% having been born in Illinois. 1.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wayne County, Illinois Place of Birth

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