Wayne County, Illinois Population 2021

Wayne County, Illinois's estimated population is 15,993 with a growth rate of -0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Illinois is the 67th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 16,738 and has seen a growth of -4.45% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202115,993-111-0.69%
202016,104-111-0.68%
201916,215-111-0.68%
201816,326-86-0.52%
201716,412-130-0.79%
201616,542250.15%
201516,517-77-0.46%
201416,594-70-0.42%
201316,66480.05%
201216,656-5-0.03%
201116,661-77-0.46%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.69%
Founded
1819
County Seat
2010 Population
16,738
Growth Since 2010
-4.45%
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Wayne County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,84996.63%
Black or African American2481.51%
Two or More Races2041.24%
Asian420.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.18%
Some Other Race290.18%
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Wayne County, Illinois Population by Race

Wayne County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Wayne County, Illinois Median Age

43.4


Total

42.3


Male

44.2


Female

Wayne County, Illinois Adults

There are 12,679 adults, (3,493 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Illinois.

Wayne County, Illinois Age Dependency

78.6

Age Dependency Ratio

38

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

8,292

50.55%

Male

8,110

49.45%

Wayne County, Illinois Population by Age

Wayne County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wayne County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.9%11.1%
All76.6%23.4%
Male70.3%29.7%
Non Family66.2%33.8%
Female49.8%50.2%

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0512.3276.6
Married3,6602.9688.9
Non Family2,5221.1266.2
Female6473.149.8
Male2223.0370.3

2.91

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Wayne County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6395.54%
9th to 12th Grade7516.52%
High School Graduate4,02234.90%
Some College2,54622.09%
Associates Degree1,79515.57%
Bachelors Degree1,30911.36%
Graduate Degree4634.02%
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Wayne County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wayne County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,2049,8691,711
Black929045
2+ Races82734
Hispanic8166
Asian4218
Other Race29213
Native American21169

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 48.91%.

Wayne County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,871$42,544$26,396
Less Than 9th Grade$28,343$40,215$15,000
High School Graduate$35,283$41,611$22,809
Some College$34,545$44,574$26,354
Bachelors Degree$42,278$52,768$37,131
Graduate Degree$46,731$53,958$46,058

$36,871

Average Earnings

$42,544

Average Male

$26,396

Average Female

Wayne County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Illinois Language by Age

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Wayne County, Illinois Language

96.58% of Wayne County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.43% of the population.

Wayne County, Illinois Language

Wayne County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,6841,85611.83%
Black24320885.60%
Multiple2045024.51%
Hispanic1021716.67%
Asian421740.48%
Native301653.33%

13.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.23%

Male Poverty Rate

14.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Illinois is Black, with 85.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Illinois is White, with 11.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.43%.

Wayne County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.76%
High School10.92%
Some College10.80%
Bachelors or Greater5.59%

Wayne County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.82%
Male Unemployed14.94%
Female Employed7.91%
Male Employed5.12%

Wayne County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,251$60,461
Families$61,438$71,653
Married Families$70,176-
Non Families$28,920$36,941
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Wayne County, Illinois Marital Status

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1,030

Number of Veterans

1,017

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam375
Second Gulf War156
First Gulf War135
Korea133
World War II64

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74351
75+311
35 to 54149
55 to 64125
18 to 3494

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9737.90%
2+ Races5637.09%
Black10.94%

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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7.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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58.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Wayne County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Wayne County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.92%

Born in Wayne County, Illinois

99.24%

Native Born

0.76%

Foreign Born

0.53%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.24% of Wayne County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 79.92% having been born in Illinois. 0.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wayne County, Illinois Place of Birth

  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

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