Wayne County, North Carolina Population 2021

Wayne County, North Carolina's estimated population is 122,919 with a growth rate of -0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, North Carolina is the 26th largest county inNorth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 122,886 and has seen a growth of 0.03% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021122,919-106-0.09%
2020123,025-106-0.09%
2019123,131-106-0.09%
2018123,2372030.16%
2017123,034-1,235-0.99%
2016124,269-73-0.06%
2015124,342-244-0.20%
2014124,586-1-0.00%
2013124,587280.02%
2012124,5595210.42%
2011124,0381,1520.94%
2010122,88618,22017.41%
1990104,6667,6127.84%
198097,05411,64613.64%
197085,4083,3494.08%
196082,05917,79227.68%
195064,2675,93910.18%
194058,3285,31510.03%
193053,0139,37321.48%
192043,6407,94222.25%
191035,6984,34213.85%
190031,3565,25620.14%
189026,1001,1494.61%
188024,9516,80737.52%
187018,1443,23921.73%
186014,9051,41910.52%
185013,4862,59523.83%
184010,8915605.42%
183010,3311,29114.28%
18209,0403534.06%
18108,6871,91528.28%
18006,77263910.42%
17906,1330.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.09% (-106)
County Website
Founded
1779
County Seat
2010 Population
122,886
Growth Since 2010
0.03% (33)
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Wayne County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White78,72163.69%
Black or African American37,66630.47%
Two or More Races3,9143.17%
Asian1,4881.20%
Some Other Race1,3861.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native3750.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander530.04%
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Wayne County, North Carolina Population by Race

Wayne County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Wayne County, North Carolina Median Age

37.8


Total

35.3


Male

40.5


Female

Wayne County, North Carolina Adults

There are 94,191 adults, (19,768 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, North Carolina.

Wayne County, North Carolina Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

63,245

51.17%

Male

60,358

48.83%

Wayne County, North Carolina Population by Age

Wayne County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wayne County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female43.7%56.3%
Non Family52%48%
Male54.1%45.9%
All62.1%37.9%
Married78.3%21.7%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All48,3432.4962.1
Married21,1753.1378.3
Non Family16,2321.2152
Female8,6753.1343.7
Male2,2613.3654.1

3.06

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Wayne County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,6756.91%
9th to 12th Grade7,0498.58%
High School Graduate25,05830.51%
Some College18,84922.95%
Associates Degree9,87612.02%
Bachelors Degree10,68413.01%
Graduate Degree4,9446.02%
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Wayne County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wayne County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White47,67143,44711,315
Black25,38421,5153,000
Hispanic6,5972,628658
2+ Races1,182816240
Asian1,095884330
Other Race65334667
Native American31620666
Islander282723

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 82.14%.

Wayne County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,818$36,777$28,185
Less Than 9th Grade$20,051$22,397$14,554
High School Graduate$28,683$31,636$23,523
Some College$31,778$40,725$27,316
Bachelors Degree$42,468$55,067$37,627
Graduate Degree$52,806$59,275$47,587

$31,818

Average Earnings

$36,777

Average Male

$28,185

Average Female

Wayne County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Wayne County, North Carolina Language

86.54% of Wayne County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 13.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.36% of the population.

Wayne County, North Carolina Language

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black36,70810,31928.11%
White64,5257,05910.94%
Hispanic14,2055,75540.51%
Multiple3,7511,14730.58%
Other1,33753439.94%
Asian1,3401047.76%
Native3233410.53%

20.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.53%

Male Poverty Rate

22.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 40.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, North Carolina is Asian, with 7.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.10%.

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.70%
High School16.41%
Some College11.49%
Bachelors or Greater4.27%

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.54%
Male Unemployed24.27%
Female Employed12.22%
Male Employed8.51%

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,416$62,307
Families$54,585$72,915
Married Families$72,230$89,901
Non Families$28,009$38,391
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Wayne County, North Carolina 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, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Wayne County, North Carolina Marital Status

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12,045

Number of Veterans

10,688

Male Veterans

1,357

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War4,389
Second Gulf War3,840
Vietnam3,777
Korea593
World War II111

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,477
55 to 642,683
65 to 742,499
75+1,711
18 to 341,675

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,76313.18%
Black3,99214.00%
Hispanic3694.51%
2+ Races22113.68%
Native American3911.82%
Asian181.63%
Islander828.57%
Other Race40.52%

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Wayne County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Wayne County, North Carolina 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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65.15%

Born in Wayne County, North Carolina

92.49%

Native Born

7.51%

Foreign Born

5.66%

Non Citizen

1.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.49% of Wayne County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 65.15% having been born in North Carolina. 5.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wayne County, North Carolina 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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