Wayne County, Mississippi Population 2020

Wayne County, Mississippi's estimated population is 20,062 with a growth rate of -0.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Mississippi is the 46th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202020,062-118-0.58%
201920,180-118-0.58%
201820,298-118-0.58%
201720,416-35-0.17%
201620,451-40-0.20%
201520,491380.19%
201420,453-5-0.02%
201320,458-155-0.75%
201220,6130.00%
201120,613-156-0.75%
201020,7691,2526.41%
199019,5173822.00%
198019,1352,48514.92%
197016,6503922.41%
196016,258-752-4.42%
195017,010820.48%
194016,9281,63310.68%
193015,295-172-1.11%
192015,4677585.15%
191014,7092,17017.31%
190012,5392,72227.73%
18909,8171,07612.31%
18808,7414,535107.82%
18704,20651513.95%
18603,69179927.63%
18502,89277236.42%
18402,120-661-23.77%
18302,781-542-16.31%
18203,3232,070165.20%
18101,2530.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.58%
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Founded
1809
County Seat
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Wayne County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,74857.53%
Black or African American8,40141.14%
Two or More Races1470.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native640.31%
Some Other Race480.24%
Asian140.07%
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Wayne County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

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Wayne County, Mississippi Median Age

38


Total

35.7


Male

38.8


Female

Wayne County, Mississippi Adults

There are 15,349 adults, (3,344 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Mississippi.

Wayne County, Mississippi Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

10,350

50.68%

Male

10,072

49.32%

Wayne County, Mississippi Households and Families

Wayne County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wayne County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
Non Family84.1%15.9%
All81.6%18.4%
Female67.4%32.6%
Male39.7%60.3%

81.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7342.6281.6
Married3,9013.1689.2
Non Family2,1141.1484.1
Female1,3413.3167.4
Male3782.7939.7

3.07

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wayne County, Mississippi Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0687.90%
9th to 12th Grade1,81613.43%
High School Graduate5,09737.70%
Some College2,39717.73%
Associates Degree9737.20%
Bachelors Degree1,1798.72%
Graduate Degree9917.33%
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Wayne County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,3706,6821,620
Black4,9973,863550
Native American6418
Multiple Races4343
Hispanic3917
Other Race3317
Asian1414

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.35%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,093$41,918$25,981
Less Than High School$25,938$35,711$
High School Grad$27,755$33,960$20,909
Some College$32,738$52,500$17,065
Bachelors Degree$38,738$75,476$36,307
Graduate Degree$47,463$48,601$46,103

$32,093

Average Earnings

$41,918

Average Male

$25,981

Average Female

Wayne County, Mississippi Language

Wayne County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Wayne County, Mississippi Language

99.30% of Wayne County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.44% of the population.

Wayne County, Mississippi Poverty

Wayne County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,2793,31039.98%
White11,6481,0939.38%
Hispanic543157.41%
Other483164.58%
Multiple14596.21%

22.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.40%

Male Poverty Rate

22.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Mississippi is Other, with 64.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 6.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.53%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.09%
High School19.16%
Some College17.16%
Bachelors or Greater5.67%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed68.69%
Female Unemployed58.56%
Female Employed11.79%
Male Employed6.41%

Wayne County, Mississippi Income

Wayne County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,970$58,240
Families$55,263$69,843
Married Families$72,900-
Non Families$16,946$25,157
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Wayne County, Mississippi Marital Status

Wayne County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

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 Over 65, 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 Veterans

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874

Number of Veterans

845

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam329
First Gulf War160
Second Gulf War92
Korea34
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54318
55 to 64227
65 to 74155
75+126
18 to 3448
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5085.51%
Black3666.13%

Wayne County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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12.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Mississippi Employment Status

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56.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

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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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83.78%

Born in Mississippi

99.87%

Native Born

0.13%

Foreign Born

0.13%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.87% of Wayne County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 83.78% having been born in Mississippi. 0.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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