Wayne County, Mississippi Population 2022

Wayne County, Mississippi's estimated population is 19,844 with a growth rate of -0.57% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Mississippi is the 47th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 20,772 and has seen a growth of -4.47% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18101,2530.00%
18203,3232,070165.20%
18302,781-542-16.31%
18402,120-661-23.77%
18502,89277236.42%
18603,69179927.63%
18704,20651513.95%
18808,7414,535107.82%
18909,8171,07612.31%
190012,5392,72227.73%
191014,7092,17017.31%
192015,4677585.15%
193015,295-172-1.11%
194016,9281,63310.68%
195017,010820.48%
196016,258-752-4.42%
197016,6503922.41%
198019,1352,48514.92%
199019,5173822.00%
201020,7721,2556.43%
201120,618-154-0.74%
201220,616-2-0.01%
201320,461-155-0.75%
201420,456-5-0.02%
201520,497410.20%
201620,460-37-0.18%
201720,430-30-0.15%
201820,296-134-0.66%
201920,183-113-0.56%
202020,070-113-0.56%
202119,957-113-0.56%
202219,844-113-0.57%
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Wayne County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,65157.27%
Black or African American8,29040.75%
Asian440.22%
Some Other Race950.47%
Two or More Races2641.30%
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Wayne County, Mississippi Population by Race

Wayne County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2022

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Wayne County, Mississippi Median Age

41.1


Total

41


Male

41.1


Female

Wayne County, Mississippi Adults

There are 15,288 adults, (3,334 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Mississippi.

Wayne County, Mississippi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

10,466

51.45%

Male

9,878

48.55%

Wayne County, Mississippi Population by Age

Wayne County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wayne County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.4%10.6%
Non Family86.3%13.7%
Male85.8%14.2%
All85.1%14.9%
Female69.9%30.1%

85.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9672.5385.1
Married3,4743.1889.4
Male6622.0285.8
Female1,2013.8769.9
Non Family2,6301.1986.3

3.12

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Wayne County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9317.06%
9th to 12th Grade1,65312.54%
High School Graduate4,55934.59%
Some College2,49918.96%
Associates Degree8176.20%
Bachelors Degree1,2239.28%
Graduate Degree1,49811.37%
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Wayne County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wayne County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black4,8083,7441,017
White8,1466,7291,703
Asian4411
2+ Races130108
Hispanic15192
Other Race5214

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 83.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 21.15%.

Wayne County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,019$47,155$21,402
Less Than 9th Grade$$$8,777
High School Graduate$33,720$46,043$21,033
Some College$32,534$41,705$18,846
Bachelors Degree$36,075$60,300$31,173
Graduate Degree$48,810$48,976$48,463

$34,019

Average Earnings

$47,155

Average Male

$21,402

Average Female

Wayne County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Wayne County, Mississippi Language

96.66% of Wayne County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.11% of the population.

Wayne County, Mississippi Language

Wayne County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,2332,84134.51%
Hispanic3288124.70%
White11,5501,36611.83%
Other81NaN%

21.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.40%

Male Poverty Rate

23.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Mississippi is Black, with 34.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Mississippi is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.55%.

Wayne County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.67%
High School16.71%
Some College15.14%
Bachelors or Greater8.94%

Wayne County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.79%
Male Unemployed78.82%
Female Employed11.40%
Female Unemployed70.29%

Wayne County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,612$58,140
Families$52,517$72,608
Married Families$80,662-
Non Families$15,957$27,105
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Wayne County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wayne County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Wayne County, Mississippi Marital Status

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685

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War126
First Gulf War129
Vietnam298
Korea18
World War II

Wayne County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3432
35 to 54146
55 to 64216
65 to 74169
75+122

Wayne County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3964.33%
Black2894.89%

Wayne County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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8.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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53.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.1%

Employment Rate

10.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Wayne County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Wayne County, Mississippi 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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82.97%

Born in Wayne County, Mississippi

98.05%

Native Born

1.95%

Foreign Born

1.60%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.05% of Wayne County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 82.97% having been born in Mississippi. 1.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wayne County, Mississippi 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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