Wayne County, Kentucky Population 2020

Wayne County, Kentucky's estimated population is 20,162 with a growth rate of -0.75% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Kentucky is the 57th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202020,162-153-0.75%
201920,315-153-0.75%
201820,468-153-0.74%
201720,621-103-0.50%
201620,7241150.56%
201520,609-12-0.06%
201420,621-165-0.79%
201320,786-42-0.20%
201220,828-71-0.34%
201120,899510.24%
201020,8483,38019.35%
199017,4684462.62%
198017,0222,75419.30%
197014,268-432-2.94%
196014,700-1,775-10.77%
195016,475-729-4.24%
194017,2041,3568.56%
193015,848-360-2.22%
192016,208-1,310-7.48%
191017,5182,62617.63%
190014,8922,04015.87%
189012,8523402.72%
188012,5121,91018.02%
187010,6023433.34%
186010,2591,56718.03%
18508,6921,29317.48%
18407,399-1,286-14.81%
18308,6857349.23%
18207,9512,52146.43%
18105,4300.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.75%
County Website
Founded
1766
County Seat
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Wayne County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,53394.78%
Black or African American4712.29%
Two or More Races3421.66%
Some Other Race1960.95%
Asian670.33%
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Wayne County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Wayne County, Kentucky Median Age

42.6


Total

41.1


Male

45.1


Female

Wayne County, Kentucky Adults

There are 16,294 adults, (4,036 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Kentucky.

Wayne County, Kentucky Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

10,455

50.73%

Male

10,154

49.27%

Wayne County, Kentucky Households and Families

Wayne County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wayne County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All71.5%28.5%
Non Family67.2%32.8%
Male61.6%38.4%
Female37.4%62.6%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0192.5471.5
Married3,8093.2182.8
Non Family3,0861.2867.2
Female7653.7837.4
Male3593.5461.6

3.19

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wayne County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,25215.37%
9th to 12th Grade1,86312.71%
High School Graduate5,48237.41%
Some College2,37016.17%
Associates Degree8095.52%
Bachelors Degree1,0847.40%
Graduate Degree7955.42%
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Wayne County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,94610,0851,825
Black31530336
Hispanic268108
Other Race19636
Multiple Races9917
Asian272718

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.67%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,710$27,844$23,818
Less Than High School$14,076$14,463$12,893
High School Grad$25,445$28,125$20,773
Some College$24,046$27,368$22,896
Bachelors Degree$41,260$47,699$40,811
Graduate Degree$52,861$54,125$51,417

$25,710

Average Earnings

$27,844

Average Male

$23,818

Average Female

Wayne County, Kentucky Language

Wayne County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Wayne County, Kentucky Language

98.13% of Wayne County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.97% of the population.

Wayne County, Kentucky Poverty

Wayne County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,8664,65024.65%
Hispanic48319640.58%
Other19616081.63%
Multiple3428926.02%
Black443306.77%

24.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.61%

Male Poverty Rate

24.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Kentucky is Other, with 81.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Kentucky is Black, with 6.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.42%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.11%
High School22.30%
Some College10.84%
Bachelors or Greater3.26%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed71.43%
Female Unemployed55.56%
Female Employed7.95%
Male Employed6.34%

Wayne County, Kentucky Income

Wayne County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,039$45,817
Families$43,087$54,530
Married Families$50,609-
Non Families$17,399$29,936
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Wayne County, Kentucky Marital Status

Wayne County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Wayne County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wayne County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Wayne County, Kentucky Veterans

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1,148

Number of Veterans

1,006

Male Veterans

142

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam288
World War II142
First Gulf War133
Second Gulf War72
Korea62
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Age Group Veterans
75+364
55 to 64361
65 to 74206
35 to 54185
18 to 3432
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0937.06%
Black327.19%
2 or More2320.72%

Wayne County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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9.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Kentucky Employment Status

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45.9%

Labor Force Participation

43%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

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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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78.65%

Born in Kentucky

98.66%

Native Born

1.34%

Foreign Born

1.01%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.66% of Wayne County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 78.65% having been born in Kentucky. 1.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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