Wayne County, Michigan Population 2020

Wayne County, Michigan's estimated population is 1,756,264 with a growth rate of -0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Michigan is the largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20181,753,893-2,371-0.14%
20171,756,264-3,831-0.22%
20161,760,095-4,631-0.26%
20151,764,726-7,205-0.41%
20141,771,931-8,440-0.47%
20131,780,371-15,602-0.87%
20121,795,973-7,127-0.40%
20111,803,100-12,055-0.66%
20101,815,155-296,532-14.04%
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%
19301,888,946711,30160.40%
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%
18003,2060.00%

How Many People Live in Wayne County, Michigan?

1,756,264

Wayne County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White937,39653.22%
Black or African American685,09838.90%
Asian57,3803.26%
Two or More Races41,9182.38%
Some Other Race33,5431.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,5660.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4810.03%

Wayne County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2020

Wayne County, Michigan Median Age

37.9


Total

36.2


Male

39.4


Female

Wayne County, Michigan Adults

There are 1,341,036 adults, (258,954 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Michigan.

Wayne County, Michigan Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

913,734

51.88%

Male

847,648

48.12%

Wayne County, Michigan Households and Families

Wayne County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wayne County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.6%17.4%
All62%38%
Male58.6%41.4%
Non Family50.8%49.2%
Female46%54%

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All676,5872.5762
Non Family261,9901.1950.8
Married248,0483.3782.6
Female127,3133.5946
Male39,2363.3958.6

3.34

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wayne County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade52,4114.45%
9th to 12th Grade113,5929.64%
High School Graduate353,76330.02%
Some College284,53224.15%
Associates Degree98,9638.40%
Bachelors Degree166,28414.11%
Graduate Degree108,8189.23%

Wayne County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White628,023562,668181,642
Black437,939365,26759,974
Hispanic53,44934,4336,619
Asian38,17332,59722,158
Multiple Races18,66315,2144,144
Other Race17,81710,4081,769
Native American3,9553,248479
Islander30528752

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 94.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.05%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,242$41,453$30,325
Less Than High School$20,806$24,226$15,990
High School Grad$27,564$32,065$22,437
Some College$32,281$40,886$27,956
Bachelors Degree$52,335$64,336$42,790
Graduate Degree$71,157$87,509$60,693

$35,242

Average Earnings

$41,453

Average Male

$30,325

Average Female

Wayne County, Michigan Language

Wayne County, Michigan Language by Age

Wayne County, Michigan Language

85.67% of Wayne County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 14.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 5.33% of the population.

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty

Wayne County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black674,962226,92233.62%
White864,448123,37014.27%
Hispanic102,21427,64827.05%
Multiple41,27112,20229.57%
Asian56,68211,04919.49%
Other33,3029,48428.48%
Native5,5241,29823.50%
Islander47512626.53%

23.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.95%

Male Poverty Rate

24.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Michigan is Black, with 33.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Michigan is White, with 14.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.65%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.26%
High School21.69%
Some College15.78%
Bachelors or Greater6.06%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.43%
Male Unemployed41.04%
Female Employed11.31%
Male Employed8.47%

Wayne County, Michigan Income

Wayne County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,321$65,173
Families$58,061$78,522
Married Families$81,544$101,796
Non Families$28,574$41,250

Wayne County, Michigan Marital Status

Wayne County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

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

Wayne County, Michigan Veterans

83,037

Number of Veterans

76,503

Male Veterans

6,534

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam29,939
First Gulf War12,382
Second Gulf War9,505
Korea7,085
World War II4,282
Name Veterans % of Total
White51,5206.99%
Black28,8595.67%
Hispanic1,9112.93%
2 or More1,4296.05%
Other4251.96%
Indian4129.08%
Asian3520.80%
Hawaiian4011.94%

$Wayne County, Michigan Veterans by Education

10.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Michigan Employment Status

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Michigan Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.04%

Born in Michigan

91.07%

Native Born

8.93%

Foreign Born

3.98%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.07% of Wayne County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 75.04% having been born in Michigan. 3.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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