Wayne County, Nebraska Population 2021

Wayne County, Nebraska's estimated population is 9,519 with a growth rate of 0.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Nebraska is the 28th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 9,609 and has seen a growth of -0.94% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20219,519670.71%
20209,452670.71%
20199,385670.72%
20189,3181051.14%
20179,213-166-1.77%
20169,379130.14%
20159,366-36-0.38%
20149,402-39-0.41%
20139,441-58-0.61%
20129,499480.51%
20119,451-158-1.64%
20109,6092452.62%
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%
1880813631346.70%
18701820.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.71%
County Website
Founded
1870
County Seat
2010 Population
9,609
Growth Since 2010
-0.94%
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Wayne County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,89895.35%
Two or More Races1912.05%
Black or African American1351.45%
Some Other Race510.55%
Asian430.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.15%
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Wayne County, Nebraska Population by Race

Wayne County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Wayne County, Nebraska Median Age

32


Total

31.3


Male

33.4


Female

Wayne County, Nebraska Adults

There are 7,451 adults, (1,447 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Nebraska.

Wayne County, Nebraska Age Dependency

55.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

4,590

49.19%

Male

4,742

50.81%

Wayne County, Nebraska Population by Age

Wayne County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wayne County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81%19%
Female65.2%34.8%
All64.1%35.9%
Male57.5%42.5%
Non Family40.8%59.2%

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7082.1864.1
Married2,0352.8181
Non Family1,4541.1740.8
Female1322.5965.2
Male873.3357.5

2.75

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Wayne County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade380.71%
9th to 12th Grade1753.28%
High School Graduate1,47027.54%
Some College1,09220.46%
Associates Degree83615.66%
Bachelors Degree1,18422.18%
Graduate Degree54310.17%
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Wayne County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wayne County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,0274,8681,673
Hispanic22417838
2+ Races555512
Black28204
Asian11113
Other Race44
Native American33

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.28%.

Wayne County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,348$45,658$32,676
Less Than 9th Grade$14,565$22,875$2,500
High School Graduate$30,816$32,459$26,175
Some College$34,827$46,758$28,553
Bachelors Degree$42,875$44,403$40,458
Graduate Degree$61,544$73,571$50,341

$38,348

Average Earnings

$45,658

Average Male

$32,676

Average Female

Wayne County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Wayne County, Nebraska Language

93.57% of Wayne County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 6.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.53% of the population.

Wayne County, Nebraska Language

Wayne County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,30986711.86%
Black766382.89%
Hispanic485275.57%
Multiple1582515.82%
Asian12866.67%
Other9111.11%

12.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.35%

Male Poverty Rate

12.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Nebraska is Black, with 82.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 5.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.77%.

Wayne County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.00%
High School12.82%
Some College4.75%
Bachelors or Greater3.36%

Wayne County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed14.14%
Female Employed9.80%
Female Unemployed4.35%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Wayne County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,456$69,654
Families$74,638$86,988
Married Families$80,821-
Non Families$22,308$38,321
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Wayne County, Nebraska 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, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Wayne County, Nebraska Marital Status

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496

Number of Veterans

488

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam164
First Gulf War78
Korea35
Second Gulf War30
World War II6

Wayne County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74184
75+152
35 to 5491
55 to 6463
18 to 346

Wayne County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Wayne County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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1.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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71.2%

Labor Force Participation

69.4%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Wayne County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Wayne County, Nebraska 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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70.72%

Born in Wayne County, Nebraska

96.51%

Native Born

3.49%

Foreign Born

2.22%

Non Citizen

1.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.51% of Wayne County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 70.72% having been born in Nebraska. 2.22% 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

  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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