Wayne County, Missouri Population 2021

Wayne County, Missouri's estimated population is 12,355 with a growth rate of -2.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Missouri is the 78th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 13,519 and has seen a growth of -8.61% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,355-259-2.05%
202012,614-259-2.01%
201912,873-259-1.97%
201813,132-171-1.29%
201713,303670.51%
201613,236-195-1.45%
201513,431-50-0.37%
201413,48160.04%
201313,475670.50%
201213,408-17-0.13%
201113,425-94-0.70%
201013,5191,97617.12%
199011,5432662.36%
198011,2772,73131.96%
19708,546-92-1.07%
19608,638-1,876-17.84%
195010,514-2,280-17.82%
194012,7945514.50%
193012,243-769-5.91%
192013,012-2,169-14.29%
191015,181-128-0.84%
190015,3093,38228.36%
189011,9272,83131.12%
18809,0963,02849.90%
18706,0684397.80%
18605,6291,11124.59%
18504,5181,11532.77%
18403,4031394.26%
18303,2641,821126.20%
18201,4430.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-2.05% (-259)
Founded
December 11, 1818
County Seat
2010 Population
13,519
Growth Since 2010
-8.61% (-1,164)
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Wayne County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,74796.60%
Two or More Races3102.35%
Black or African American730.55%
Asian360.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native290.22%
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Wayne County, Missouri Population by Race

Wayne County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Wayne County, Missouri Median Age

47.5


Total

46.6


Male

48.3


Female

Wayne County, Missouri Adults

There are 10,364 adults, (3,049 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Missouri.

Wayne County, Missouri Age Dependency

80.4

Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

6,753

51.18%

Male

6,442

48.82%

Wayne County, Missouri Population by Age

Wayne County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wayne County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family62.3%37.7%
Male67.5%32.5%
Female67.6%32.4%
All73.5%26.5%
Married84.9%15.1%

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4262.4173.5
Married2,5162.9884.9
Non Family2,1611.362.3
Female5433.8367.6
Male2063.2667.5

3.03

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Wayne County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7027.37%
9th to 12th Grade1,56316.40%
High School Graduate3,71238.95%
Some College2,10622.10%
Associates Degree5315.57%
Bachelors Degree5705.98%
Graduate Degree3463.63%
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Wayne County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wayne County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,2647,079844
2+ Races1458624
Hispanic585831
Native American241717
Asian2117
Black188

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 70.83%.

Wayne County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,380$32,044$22,781
Less Than 9th Grade$16,922$24,297$11,551
High School Graduate$24,577$26,917$22,830
Some College$33,326$45,088$23,353
Bachelors Degree$37,298$30,595$42,218
Graduate Degree$45,588$$43,333

$26,380

Average Earnings

$32,044

Average Male

$22,781

Average Female

Wayne County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Missouri Language by Age

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Wayne County, Missouri Language

98.87% of Wayne County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 1.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.41% of the population.

Wayne County, Missouri Language

Wayne County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,2892,98124.26%
Multiple2909833.79%
Hispanic231187.79%
Native291241.38%
Black35720.00%
Asian36411.11%

24.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.44%

Male Poverty Rate

28.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Missouri is Native, with 41.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Missouri is Hispanic, with 7.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.35%.

Wayne County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.58%
High School18.81%
Some College17.96%
Bachelors or Greater6.90%

Wayne County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed54.76%
Male Unemployed51.43%
Female Employed16.88%
Male Employed3.63%

Wayne County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,316$45,398
Families$42,946$55,790
Married Families$50,671-
Non Families$16,670$27,682
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Wayne County, Missouri 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 55-64.

Wayne County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Wayne County, Missouri Marital Status

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1,298

Number of Veterans

1,253

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam571
First Gulf War264
Korea131
Second Gulf War100
World War II21

Wayne County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74410
75+348
35 to 54254
55 to 64198
18 to 3488

Wayne County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,28712.75%
2+ Races115.70%

Wayne County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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18.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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43%

Labor Force Participation

40.2%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Wayne County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Wayne County, Missouri 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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77.82%

Born in Wayne County, Missouri

99.40%

Native Born

0.60%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

0.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.40% of Wayne County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 77.82% having been born in Missouri. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wayne County, Missouri 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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