Wayne County, North Carolina Population 2022

Wayne County, North Carolina's estimated population is 122,813 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 in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 122,886 and has seen a growth of -0.06% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17906,1330.00%
18006,77263910.42%
18108,6871,91528.28%
18209,0403534.06%
183010,3311,29114.28%
184010,8915605.42%
185013,4862,59523.83%
186014,9051,41910.52%
187018,1443,23921.73%
188024,9516,80737.52%
189026,1001,1494.61%
190031,3565,25620.14%
191035,6984,34213.85%
192043,6407,94222.25%
193053,0139,37321.48%
194058,3285,31510.03%
195064,2675,93910.18%
196082,05917,79227.68%
197085,4083,3494.08%
198097,05411,64613.64%
1990104,6667,6127.84%
2010122,88618,22017.41%
2011124,0381,1520.94%
2012124,5595210.42%
2013124,587280.02%
2014124,586-1-0.00%
2015124,342-244-0.20%
2016124,269-73-0.06%
2017123,034-1,235-0.99%
2018123,2372030.16%
2019123,131-106-0.09%
2020123,025-106-0.09%
2021122,919-106-0.09%
2022122,813-106-0.09%
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Wayne County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White76,82362.06%
Black or African American37,61430.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native3240.26%
Asian1,4731.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander530.04%
Some Other Race1,7161.39%
Two or More Races5,7824.67%
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Wayne County, North Carolina Population by Race

Wayne County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Wayne County, North Carolina Median Age

37.6


Total

35.4


Male

40.1


Female

Wayne County, North Carolina Adults

There are 94,408 adults, (20,357 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, North Carolina.

Wayne County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

63,185

51.04%

Male

60,600

48.96%

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
Married78.9%21.1%
All62.9%37.1%
Non Family53.5%46.5%
Male50.4%49.6%
Female41.9%58.1%

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All48,1982.5162.9
Married21,7993.1478.9
Male2,2313.3550.4
Female8,1063.2341.9
Non Family16,0621.1653.5

3.09

Average Family Size

2.51

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 Grade5,0396.11%
9th to 12th Grade6,8898.36%
High School Graduate24,99130.33%
Some College18,88822.92%
Associates Degree10,27112.46%
Bachelors Degree11,24913.65%
Graduate Degree5,0816.17%
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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
Islander292723
Asian1,109956462
Native American26020479
White47,49143,60411,689
Other Race841360109
Black25,59121,8513,267
2+ Races2,0281,494227
Hispanic6,7633,062600

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 93.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 79.31%.

Wayne County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,135$39,162$29,066
Less Than 9th Grade$21,383$25,765$12,369
High School Graduate$28,038$32,943$22,584
Some College$32,628$42,123$28,034
Bachelors Degree$45,876$56,216$40,996
Graduate Degree$54,284$69,054$47,509

$33,135

Average Earnings

$39,162

Average Male

$29,066

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

86.38% of Wayne County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 13.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.87% 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
Hispanic14,6394,84733.11%
Black36,7169,39725.59%
Multiple5,6061,19321.28%
White63,9897,14811.17%
Asian1,343745.51%
Native29962.01%
Other381NaN%

18.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.20%

Male Poverty Rate

21.05%

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 33.11% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.78%.

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.22%
High School15.81%
Some College11.78%
Bachelors or Greater4.15%

Wayne County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.56%
Male Unemployed19.21%
Female Employed11.97%
Female Unemployed46.58%

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$47,221$65,694
Families$59,689$77,949
Married Families$76,236$95,756
Non Families$29,439$38,199
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

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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11,699

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,736
First Gulf War4,402
Vietnam3,595
Korea494
World War II141

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,489
35 to 543,209
55 to 642,668
65 to 742,685
75+1,648

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,11712.29%
Black4,26914.89%
Native American3412.06%
Asian90.82%
Islander1034.48%
Other Race20.21%
2+ Races25810.45%
Hispanic3033.60%

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

5.4%

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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67.30%

Born in Wayne County, North Carolina

92.99%

Native Born

7.01%

Foreign Born

5.26%

Non Citizen

1.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.99% of Wayne County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 67.30% having been born in North Carolina. 5.26% 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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