Wayne County, Michigan Population 2023

Wayne County, Michigan's estimated 2023 population is 1,785,455 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 -1.93% since that time.

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Wayne County, Michigan Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wayne County, Michigan Population by Race

Wayne County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2023

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

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female908,95751.85%
Male844,10248.15%

Wayne County, Michigan Population by Age

Wayne County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.27

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wayne County, Michigan Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Wayne County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 87.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.52%.

Wayne County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$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

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

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

rate

26.23%

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 41.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Michigan is White, with 15.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.9%. 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

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

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

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wayne County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

77,139

Number of Veterans

70,822

Male Veterans

6,317

Female Veterans

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by War

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Age

count

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, Michigan 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

73.34%

Born in Wayne County, Michigan

88.81%

Native Born

8.93%

Foreign Born

3.83%

Non Citizen

5.1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.81% of Wayne County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 73.34% having been born in Michigan. 3.83% 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

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