Wayne County, Nebraska Population 2024

9,927

Wayne County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 9,927 with a growth rate of 0.28% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Nebraska is the 27th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 population was 9,610 and has seen a growth of 3.3% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,067280.28%
202810,039280.28%
202710,011280.28%
20269,983280.28%
20259,955280.28%
20249,927280.28%
20239,899280.28%
20229,871280.28%
20219,8431491.54%
20209,6942812.99%
20199,413670.72%
20189,346860.93%
20179,260-167-1.77%
20169,427520.55%
20159,375-37-0.39%
20149,412-36-0.38%
20139,448-59-0.62%
20129,507510.54%
20119,456-154-1.6%
20109,610
19909,364-494-5.01%
19809,858-542-5.21%
197010,4004414.43%
19609,959-170-1.68%
195010,1292492.52%
19409,880-686-6.49%
193010,5668418.65%
19209,725-672-6.46%
191010,3975355.42%
19009,8623,69359.86%
18906,1695,356658.79%
1880813631346.7%
1870182-9,885-98.19%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.28% (28)
County Website
Wayne County
County Seat
2020 Population
9,694
Area
443 mi²
Density
22 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
2.4% (233)
Founded
1870

Wayne County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,93792.12%
Two or more races3793.91%
Other race1771.82%
Black or African American1421.46%
Asian360.37%
Native American300.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wayne County, Nebraska Population by Race

Wayne County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Wayne County, Nebraska Median Age

31.8

Total

31.2

Male

32.8

Female

Wayne County, Nebraska Adults

There are 7,823 adults, (1,610 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Nebraska.

Wayne County, Nebraska Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female4,83449.83%
Male4,86750.17%

Wayne County, Nebraska Population by Age

Wayne County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,7312.2568.731.3
Married1,8192.984.315.7
Non Family1,5541.344951
Female1992.3962.837.2
Male1593.4890.69.4
showing: 5 rows

2.77

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

68.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wayne County, Nebraska Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wayne County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wayne County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Wayne County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,758

Average Earnings

$52,783

Average Male

$35,534

Average Female

Wayne County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wayne County, Nebraska Language

92.55% of Wayne County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 7.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.42% of the population.

Wayne County, Nebraska Language

Wayne County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,4871,31017.5%
Multiple3095016.18%
Hispanic565264.6%
Native12325%
Asian13323.08%
showing: 5 rows

16.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.68%

Male Poverty Rate

19.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Nebraska is Native, with 25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 4.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.49%.

Wayne County, Nebraska Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.46%
High School19.58%
Some College9.98%
Bachelors or Greater3.77%
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Wayne County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed16.48%
Male Employed14.01%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Wayne County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wayne County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wayne County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wayne County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

441

Number of Veterans

441

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Wayne County, Nebraska Veterans by War

count

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Wayne County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

count

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Wayne County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.5%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, Nebraska Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.96%

Born in Wayne County, Nebraska

95.17%

Native Born

4.83%

Foreign Born

3.38%

Non Citizen

1.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.17% of Wayne County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 63.96% having been born in Nebraska. 3.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wayne County, Nebraska Place of Birth

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