Wayne County, Michigan Population 2024

1,743,396

Wayne County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 1,743,396 with a growth rate of -0.44% 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 1,814,847 and has seen a growth of -3.94% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,704,531-7,773-0.45%
20281,712,304-7,773-0.45%
20271,720,077-7,773-0.45%
20261,727,850-7,773-0.45%
20251,735,623-7,773-0.45%
20241,743,396-7,773-0.44%
20231,751,169-7,773-0.44%
20221,758,942-15,865-0.89%
20211,774,807-14,779-0.83%
20201,789,58639,4932.26%
20191,750,093-5,775-0.33%
20181,755,868-2,006-0.11%
20171,757,874-2,961-0.17%
20161,760,835-4,031-0.23%
20151,764,866-6,760-0.38%
20141,771,626-8,505-0.48%
20131,780,131-15,666-0.87%
20121,795,797-7,206-0.4%
20111,803,003-11,844-0.65%
20101,814,84700%
19902,111,687-226,204-9.68%
19802,337,891-328,860-12.33%
19702,666,7514540.02%
19602,666,297231,0629.49%
19502,435,235419,61220.82%
19402,015,623126,6776.71%
19301,888,946711,30160.4%
19201,177,645646,054121.53%
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%
18003,206-1,701,325-99.81%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.44% (-7,773)
County Website
Wayne County
County Seat
2020 Population
1,789,586
Area
612 mi²
Density
2849 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-2.58% (-46,190)
Founded
August 15, 1796

Wayne County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White905,95650.85%
Black or African American670,72237.65%
Two or more races91,9985.16%
Asian61,6243.46%
Other race45,4942.55%
Native American5,4970.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander3500.02%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wayne County, Michigan Population by Race

Wayne County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Wayne County, Michigan Median Age

37.7

Total

36.1

Male

39.3

Female

Wayne County, Michigan Adults

There are 1,361,460 adults, (281,455 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Michigan.

Wayne County, Michigan Age Dependency

65

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female917,16651.48%
Male864,47548.52%

Wayne County, Michigan Population by Age

Wayne County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All688,4612.566436
Non Family276,8421.1953.146.9
Married250,5113.4283.816.2
Female121,9843.6249.350.7
Male39,1243.4160.239.8

3.38

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wayne County, Michigan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade47,0443.9%
9th to 12th Grade100,2448.32%
High School Graduate356,26429.56%
Some College279,68323.2%
Associates Degree102,7538.52%
Bachelors Degree192,32815.96%
Graduate Degree127,07410.54%

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

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White629,495571,441204,422
Black439,011378,00568,311
Hispanic59,36941,91511,649
2+ Races44,58937,70512,458
Asian42,81036,68725,590
Other Race24,25814,8402,921
Native American3,7692,959540
Islander26524980

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 93.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.78%.

Wayne County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$43,392$50,185$37,449
Less Than 9th Grade$26,606$30,680$22,220
High School Graduate$33,312$39,141$27,709
Some College$40,277$47,439$34,739
Bachelors Degree$61,861$77,382$52,126
Graduate Degree$78,513$98,918$67,710

$43,392

Average Earnings

$50,185

Average Male

$37,449

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

84.68% of Wayne County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 15.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 6.43% of the population.

Wayne County, Michigan Language

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black662,134193,94029.29%
White858,390112,73313.13%
Hispanic111,99025,75222.99%
Multiple91,26917,90819.62%
Other45,13012,82328.41%
Asian61,0049,12614.96%
Native5,4661,08719.89%
Islander3507020%

20.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.94%

Male Poverty Rate

21.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Michigan is Black, with 29.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Michigan is White, with 13.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.47%.

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.39%
High School20.41%
Some College14.33%
Bachelors or Greater5.75%

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.12%
Male Unemployed33.87%
Female Employed9.45%
Male Employed7.03%

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$57,223$81,036
Families$74,650$98,698
Married Families$100,863$124,968
Non Families$36,423$51,394

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.9%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

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

72,681

Number of Veterans

66,719

Male Veterans

5,962

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam25,773
First Gulf War12,711
Second Gulf War10,471
Korea4,480
World War II1,513

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7419,978
75+19,009
55 to 6414,727
35 to 5414,356
18 to 344,611

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White44,4026.15%
Black24,3244.86%
Hispanic2,1752.97%
2+ Races2,1713.89%
Other Race1,0433.5%
Asian5601.15%
Native American1814.3%

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

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

75.54%

Born in Wayne County, Michigan

90.56%

Native Born

9.44%

Foreign Born

3.82%

Non Citizen

5.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.56% of Wayne County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 75.54% having been born in Michigan. 3.82% 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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