Wayne County, Indiana Population 2021

Wayne County, Indiana's estimated population is 65,560 with a growth rate of -0.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Indiana is the 26th largest county in Indiana. The 2010 Population was 68,889 and has seen a growth of -4.83% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202165,560-162-0.25%
202065,722-162-0.25%
201965,884-162-0.25%
201866,046-133-0.20%
201766,179-451-0.68%
201666,630-342-0.51%
201566,972-406-0.60%
201467,378-407-0.60%
201367,785-439-0.64%
201268,224-412-0.60%
201168,636-253-0.37%
201068,889-3,062-4.26%
199071,951-4,107-5.40%
198076,058-3,051-3.86%
197079,1095,0706.85%
196074,0395,4737.98%
195068,5669,33715.76%
194059,2294,4208.06%
193054,8096,67313.86%
192048,1364,37910.01%
191043,7574,78712.28%
190038,9701,3423.57%
189037,628-985-2.55%
188038,6134,56513.41%
187034,0484,49015.19%
186029,5584,23816.74%
185025,3202,0308.72%
184023,2904,71925.41%
183018,5716,45253.24%
182012,1190.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.25%
County Website
State
Founded
1811
County Seat
2010 Population
68,889
Growth Since 2010
-4.83%
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Wayne County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White59,57289.80%
Black or African American3,3785.09%
Two or More Races1,9012.87%
Asian7411.12%
Some Other Race4720.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native2780.42%
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Wayne County, Indiana Population by Race

Wayne County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Wayne County, Indiana Median Age

40.6


Total

39


Male

42.8


Female

Wayne County, Indiana Adults

There are 51,666 adults, (12,467 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Indiana.

Wayne County, Indiana Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

34,102

51.40%

Male

32,240

48.60%

Wayne County, Indiana Population by Age

Wayne County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wayne County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
Male72.6%27.4%
All66.9%33.1%
Non Family53.9%46.1%
Female49.3%50.7%

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,6442.3966.9
Married12,0602.9682.4
Non Family9,4241.2153.9
Female3,9593.1449.3
Male1,2013.3672.6

2.93

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Wayne County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0354.47%
9th to 12th Grade4,1289.06%
High School Graduate16,99737.32%
Some College9,68821.27%
Associates Degree4,4079.68%
Bachelors Degree4,77810.49%
Graduate Degree3,5177.72%
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Wayne County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wayne County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White41,62436,1047,661
Black2,1081,884202
Hispanic80852028
2+ Races619531125
Asian370334279
Other Race228116
Native American145706

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 90.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.41%.

Wayne County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,348$38,590$28,598
Less Than 9th Grade$22,060$26,515$16,302
High School Graduate$28,703$31,692$25,333
Some College$33,054$40,572$28,990
Bachelors Degree$42,109$50,077$38,319
Graduate Degree$58,005$66,944$53,611

$32,348

Average Earnings

$38,590

Average Male

$28,598

Average Female

Wayne County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Indiana Language by Age

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Wayne County, Indiana Language

94.70% of Wayne County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 5.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.18% of the population.

Wayne County, Indiana Language

Wayne County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White56,5198,56215.15%
Black2,99790130.06%
Hispanic1,78555030.81%
Other44728263.09%
Multiple1,71524714.40%
Asian57110318.04%
Native26672.63%

16.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.10%

Male Poverty Rate

18.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Indiana is Other, with 63.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Indiana is Native, with 2.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.87%.

Wayne County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.28%
High School13.00%
Some College11.47%
Bachelors or Greater5.92%

Wayne County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed53.13%
Male Unemployed20.98%
Female Employed9.96%
Male Employed5.93%

Wayne County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,516$64,356
Families$58,372$77,301
Married Families$71,333$91,600
Non Families$27,151$37,013
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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Wayne County, Indiana 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, Indiana Marital Status by Race

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Wayne County, Indiana Marital Status

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4,655

Number of Veterans

4,411

Male Veterans

244

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,591
First Gulf War733
Second Gulf War643
Korea423
World War II225

Wayne County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,171
35 to 541,099
55 to 641,007
75+1,006
18 to 34372

Wayne County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,1678.83%
Black37214.47%
2+ Races707.85%
Native American4629.30%
Hispanic393.47%

Wayne County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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8.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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59.4%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Indiana Employment by Age

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Wayne County, Indiana Employment by Race

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Wayne County, Indiana 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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71.26%

Born in Wayne County, Indiana

97.61%

Native Born

2.39%

Foreign Born

1.47%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.61% of Wayne County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 71.26% having been born in Indiana. 1.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wayne County, Indiana 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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