Wayne County, Michigan Population 2021

Wayne County, Michigan's estimated population is 1,739,120 with a growth rate of -0.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Michigan is the 2nd largest county inMichigan. The 2010 Population was 1,815,080 and has seen a growth of -4.18% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,739,120-5,110-0.29%
20201,744,230-5,110-0.29%
20191,749,340-5,110-0.29%
20181,754,450-2,770-0.16%
20171,757,220-3,390-0.19%
20161,760,610-4,260-0.24%
20151,764,870-6,810-0.38%
20141,771,680-8,540-0.48%
20131,780,220-15,710-0.87%
20121,795,930-7,260-0.40%
20111,803,190-11,890-0.66%
20101,815,080-296,610-14.05%
19902,111,690-226,200-9.68%
19802,337,890-328,860-12.33%
19702,666,7504500.02%
19602,666,300231,0609.49%
19502,435,240419,62020.82%
19402,015,620126,6706.71%
19301,888,950711,31060.40%
19201,177,640646,049121.53%
1910531,591182,79852.41%
1900348,79391,67935.66%
1890257,11490,67054.47%
1880166,44447,40639.82%
1870119,03843,49157.57%
186075,54732,79176.69%
185042,75618,58376.88%
184024,17317,392256.48%
18306,7813,20789.73%
18203,5741,34760.48%
18102,227-979-30.54%
18003,2060.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.29% (-5,110)
County Website
Founded
August 15, 1796
County Seat
2010 Population
1,815,080
Growth Since 2010
-4.18% (-75,960)
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Wayne County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White933,61653.13%
Black or African American680,93238.75%
Asian58,9153.35%
Two or More Races43,4422.47%
Some Other Race34,1821.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,7670.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4450.03%
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Wayne County, Michigan Population by Race

Wayne County, Michigan Population Pyramid $2021

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Wayne County, Michigan Median Age

37.9


Total

36.1


Male

39.4


Female

Wayne County, Michigan Adults

There are 1,339,580 adults, (264,487 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Michigan.

Wayne County, Michigan Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

911,120

51.85%

Male

846,179

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
Female46.4%53.6%
Non Family51%49%
Male58.4%41.6%
All62%38%
Married82.6%17.4%

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, Michigan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All682,2822.5462
Non Family268,9521.1951
Married247,4173.3782.6
Female126,6513.5446.4
Male39,2623.458.4

3.33

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Wayne County, Michigan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade50,1444.24%
9th to 12th Grade109,6289.27%
High School Graduate355,54030.08%
Some College285,03124.11%
Associates Degree98,7368.35%
Bachelors Degree169,60314.35%
Graduate Degree113,3039.59%
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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
White627,888564,971186,043
Black439,619370,18661,550
Hispanic54,32835,2706,988
Asian39,29634,11223,305
2+ Races19,25215,8034,648
Other Race18,33010,8981,856
Native American3,9253,256497
Islander35733167

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 92.72%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.31%.

Wayne County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,588$42,758$31,285
Less Than 9th Grade$21,414$25,538$16,225
High School Graduate$28,965$32,765$23,711
Some College$33,590$41,659$29,611
Bachelors Degree$53,531$65,296$44,633
Graduate Degree$72,387$89,273$62,018

$36,588

Average Earnings

$42,758

Average Male

$31,285

Average Female

Wayne County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Michigan Language by Age

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Wayne County, Michigan Language

85.38% of Wayne County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 14.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 5.62% of the population.

Wayne County, Michigan Language

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black671,047217,02632.34%
White861,184119,63513.89%
Hispanic103,40028,48727.55%
Multiple42,84411,71227.34%
Asian58,14210,66418.34%
Other33,89510,34130.51%
Native5,7301,58027.57%
Islander43912628.70%

22.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.18%

Male Poverty Rate

23.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Michigan is Black, with 32.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Michigan is White, with 13.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.16%.

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.07%
High School21.25%
Some College15.32%
Bachelors or Greater5.94%

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed46.92%
Male Unemployed40.62%
Female Employed10.73%
Male Employed8.20%

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$47,301$67,907
Families$60,628$81,987
Married Families$84,375$105,976
Non Families$30,327$43,519
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Michigan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

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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79,330

Number of Veterans

72,770

Male Veterans

6,560

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam28,492
First Gulf War12,055
Second Gulf War9,619
Korea6,453
World War II3,332

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7423,017
75+19,715
35 to 5417,156
55 to 6414,373
18 to 345,069

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White49,1506.69%
Black27,4545.41%
Hispanic1,9913.00%
2+ Races1,4676.03%
Other Race4411.97%
Native American4109.10%
Asian3650.81%
Islander4311.59%

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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10.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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59.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

9.2%

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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75.24%

Born in Wayne County, Michigan

90.93%

Native Born

9.07%

Foreign Born

4.01%

Non Citizen

5.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.93% of Wayne County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 75.24% having been born in Michigan. 4.01% 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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