Wayne County, Michigan Population 2022

Wayne County, Michigan's estimated population is 1,788,157 with a growth rate of -0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Michigan is the largest county in Michigan. The 2010 Population was 1,820,584 and has seen a growth of -1.78% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18003,2060.00%
18102,227-979-30.54%
18203,5741,34760.48%
18306,7813,20789.73%
184024,17317,392256.48%
185042,75618,58376.88%
186075,54732,79176.69%
1870119,03843,49157.57%
1880166,44447,40639.82%
1890257,11490,67054.47%
1900348,79391,67935.66%
1910531,591182,79852.41%
19201,177,640646,049121.53%
19301,888,950711,31060.40%
19402,015,620126,6706.71%
19502,435,240419,62020.82%
19602,666,300231,0609.49%
19702,666,7504500.02%
19802,337,890-328,860-12.33%
19902,111,690-226,200-9.68%
20101,820,584-291,106-13.79%
20111,817,882-2,702-0.15%
20121,815,180-2,702-0.15%
20131,812,478-2,702-0.15%
20141,809,776-2,702-0.15%
20151,807,074-2,702-0.15%
20161,804,372-2,702-0.15%
20171,801,670-2,702-0.15%
20181,798,968-2,702-0.15%
20191,796,266-2,702-0.15%
20201,793,561-2,705-0.15%
20211,790,859-2,702-0.15%
20221,788,157-2,702-0.15%
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Wayne County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White917,41352.33%
Black or African American671,83738.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,9360.34%
Asian59,9773.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4260.02%
Some Other Race39,6532.26%
Two or More Races57,8173.30%
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Wayne County, Michigan Population by Race

Wayne County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2022

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Wayne County, Michigan Median Age

37.9


Total

36.1


Male

39.6


Female

Wayne County, Michigan Adults

There are 1,337,948 adults, (270,442 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Michigan.

Wayne County, Michigan Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

908,957

51.85%

Male

844,102

48.15%

Wayne County, Michigan Population by Age

Wayne County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wayne County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.6%17.4%
All62.5%37.5%
Male59.2%40.8%
Non Family51.6%48.4%
Female47%53%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, Michigan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All694,8582.4962.5
Married252,7033.3282.6
Male39,1843.2859.2
Female124,1473.4847
Non Family278,8241.1951.6

3.27

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Wayne County, Michigan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade48,2854.07%
9th to 12th Grade103,9008.77%
High School Graduate346,24429.22%
Some College285,53524.10%
Associates Degree101,9428.60%
Bachelors Degree181,26015.30%
Graduate Degree117,7529.94%
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Wayne County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wayne County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian40,70134,97123,698
White625,506566,286195,361
2+ Races27,33423,2637,372
Hispanic55,45737,9729,205
Black436,593370,94663,848
Islander34633348
Native American3,9183,335540
Other Race21,53612,9382,654

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.22%.

Wayne County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,634$43,809$32,295
Less Than 9th Grade$22,069$26,339$17,474
High School Graduate$29,836$34,147$24,487
Some College$35,162$42,169$30,769
Bachelors Degree$54,669$67,902$46,142
Graduate Degree$71,741$91,008$62,095

$37,634

Average Earnings

$43,809

Average Male

$32,295

Average Female

Wayne County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Michigan Language by Age

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Wayne County, Michigan Language

85.33% of Wayne County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 14.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 5.81% of the population.

Wayne County, Michigan Language

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander42615937.32%
Black662,563206,56631.18%
Native5,8911,53826.11%
Hispanic105,00825,53024.31%
Multiple57,27611,97620.91%
Asian59,14110,72818.14%
White853,702115,01113.47%
Other11,408NaN%

21.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.26%

Male Poverty Rate

22.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Michigan is Islander, with 37.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Michigan is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.55%.

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.65%
High School20.88%
Some College14.78%
Bachelors or Greater5.94%

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.71%
Male Unemployed37.01%
Female Employed10.17%
Female Unemployed42.01%

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Michigan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,359$70,041
Families$63,896$85,340
Married Families$86,989$108,744
Non Families$31,449$44,213
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Michigan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

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Wayne County, Michigan 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 45-54.

Wayne County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

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Wayne County, Michigan Marital Status

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77,139

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War10,338
First Gulf War12,336
Vietnam26,931
Korea5,916
World War II2,533

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 345,267
35 to 5416,022
55 to 6415,068
65 to 7421,852
75+18,930

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White48,0266.62%
Black25,7835.15%
Native American3096.89%
Asian4360.94%
Islander257.23%
Other Race9393.62%
2+ Races1,6214.70%
Hispanic2,2293.29%

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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10.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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59.3%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Michigan Employment by Age

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Wayne County, Michigan Employment by Race

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Wayne County, Michigan 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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75.04%

Born in Wayne County, Michigan

90.87%

Native Born

9.13%

Foreign Born

3.92%

Non Citizen

5.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.87% of Wayne County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 75.04% having been born in Michigan. 3.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wayne County, Michigan 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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