Wayne County, North Carolina Population 2020

Wayne County, North Carolina's estimated population is 123,230 with a growth rate of -0.01% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, North Carolina is the 25th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020123,230-9-0.01%
2019123,239-9-0.01%
2018123,248-9-0.01%
2017123,257-1,191-0.96%
2016124,448200.02%
2015124,428-203-0.16%
2014124,63190.01%
2013124,622480.04%
2012124,5745340.43%
2011124,0401,1400.93%
2010122,90018,23417.42%
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%

Wayne County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White77,49862.50%
Black or African American37,85530.53%
Two or More Races3,8193.08%
Some Other Race2,8542.30%
Asian1,5971.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native3330.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander460.04%

Wayne County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Wayne County, North Carolina Median Age

37.6


Total

35.2


Male

40.3


Female

Wayne County, North Carolina Adults

There are 94,393 adults, (19,322 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, North Carolina.

Wayne County, North Carolina Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

63,362

51.10%

Male

60,640

48.90%

Wayne County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Wayne County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77%23%
All61.5%38.5%
Non Family52.3%47.7%
Male50.4%49.6%
Female42.9%57.1%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All48,1532.5161.5
Married21,5393.1277
Non Family15,7541.252.3
Female8,7303.1542.9
Male2,1303.4150.4

3.05

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wayne County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,6016.82%
9th to 12th Grade7,4509.07%
High School Graduate25,05630.52%
Some College18,77122.86%
Associates Degree9,17611.18%
Bachelors Degree11,38013.86%
Graduate Degree4,6715.69%

Wayne County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White47,92643,29311,601
Black25,23021,1213,261
Hispanic6,5082,654609
Other Race1,456643135
Asian1,112912311
Multiple Races1,089853172
Native American29623176
Islander242421

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 87.50%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,997$35,837$27,253
Less Than High School$18,731$21,828$12,314
High School Grad$26,769$30,806$21,455
Some College$30,815$38,798$26,288
Bachelors Degree$41,599$54,288$36,777
Graduate Degree$49,361$56,329$47,720

$30,997

Average Earnings

$35,837

Average Male

$27,253

Average Female

Wayne County, North Carolina Language

Wayne County, North Carolina Language by Age

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 10.26% of the population.

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black36,94510,58328.65%
White64,9247,59411.70%
Hispanic13,9336,52646.84%
Other2,7931,63558.54%
Multiple3,6771,07429.21%
Asian1,4731288.69%
Native2853712.98%

21.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.03%

Male Poverty Rate

23.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, North Carolina is Other, with 58.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, North Carolina is Asian, with 8.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.29%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.37%
High School16.19%
Some College12.05%
Bachelors or Greater4.73%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.79%
Male Unemployed30.87%
Female Employed13.03%
Male Employed9.23%

Wayne County, North Carolina Income

Wayne County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,192$60,081
Families$52,655$70,010
Married Families$68,931$87,073
Non Families$26,398$36,626

Wayne County, North Carolina Marital Status

Wayne County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans

12,619

Number of Veterans

11,028

Male Veterans

1,591

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War4,656
Vietnam3,936
Second Gulf War3,851
Korea682
World War II185
Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,880
55 to 642,674
65 to 742,456
75+1,822
18 to 341,787
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,30414.23%
Black3,87713.48%
Hispanic3984.93%
2 or More28119.23%
Other704.10%
Indian5016.08%
Asian302.53%
Hawaiian729.17%

$Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, North Carolina Employment Status

60.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, North Carolina 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

65.26%

Born in North Carolina

92.25%

Native Born

7.75%

Foreign Born

5.73%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.25% of Wayne County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 65.26% having been born in North Carolina. 5.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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