Wayne County, Ohio Population 2024

117,419

Wayne County, Ohio's estimated 2024 population is 117,419 with a growth rate of 0.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Ohio is the 24th largest county in Ohio. The 2010 population was 114,409 and has seen a growth of 2.63% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029119,5694300.36%
2028119,1394300.36%
2027118,7094300.36%
2026118,2794300.36%
2025117,8494300.37%
2024117,4194300.37%
2023116,9894300.37%
2022116,5594300.37%
2021116,129-777-0.66%
2020116,9061,0820.93%
2019115,824-87-0.08%
2018115,911-316-0.27%
2017116,227-430-0.37%
2016116,6573950.34%
2015116,2623050.26%
2014115,9575190.45%
2013115,4383800.33%
2012115,0583880.34%
2011114,6702610.23%
2010114,409
1990101,4614,0534.16%
198097,40810,28511.81%
197087,12311,62615.4%
196075,49716,78128.58%
195058,7168,19616.22%
194050,5203,4967.43%
193047,0245,67813.73%
192041,3463,2888.64%
191038,0581880.5%
190037,870-1,135-2.91%
189039,005-1,071-2.67%
188040,0764,96014.12%
187035,1162,6338.11%
186032,483-498-1.51%
185032,981-2,827-7.89%
184035,80812,47553.47%
183023,33311,40095.53%
182011,933-107,636-90.02%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.37% (430)
County Website
Wayne County
State
Ohio
County Seat
2020 Population
116,906
Area
555 mi²
Density
212 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
0.44% (513)
Founded
January 4, 1812

Wayne County, Ohio Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White109,59993.93%
Two or more races2,9892.56%
Black or African American1,5641.34%
Asian1,3121.12%
Other race1,1250.96%
Native American910.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wayne County, Ohio Population by Race

Wayne County, Ohio Population Pyramid 2024

Wayne County, Ohio Median Age

38.8

Total

37.5

Male

40.1

Female

Wayne County, Ohio Adults

There are 88,704 adults, (21,271 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Ohio.

Wayne County, Ohio Age Dependency

73

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Ohio Sex Ratio

Female58,55550.18%
Male58,12549.82%

Wayne County, Ohio Population by Age

Wayne County, Ohio Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All44,2062.5475.324.7
Married24,6033.2287.612.4
Non Family14,2041.1758.641.4
Female3,5583.0561.238.8
Male1,8413.096832
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3.11

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

75.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Wayne County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 95.4%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 38.16%.

Wayne County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,351

Average Earnings

$53,983

Average Male

$31,456

Average Female

Wayne County, Ohio Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Ohio Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wayne County, Ohio Language

86.75% of Wayne County, Ohio residents speak only English, while 13.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 11.03% of the population.

Wayne County, Ohio Language

Wayne County, Ohio Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White105,1718,9238.48%
Hispanic2,28941318.04%
Other1,12541236.62%
Multiple2,7492348.51%
Black1,18715212.81%
Asian1,176746.29%
Native912729.67%
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8.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.79%

Male Poverty Rate

9.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Ohio

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Ohio is Other, with 36.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Ohio is Asian, with 6.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.74%.

Wayne County, Ohio Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.66%
High School9.66%
Some College6.69%
Bachelors or Greater3.04%
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Wayne County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed40.35%
Male Unemployed26.06%
Female Employed4.68%
Male Employed3.14%
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Wayne County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Ohio Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Ohio Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Ohio Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wayne County, Ohio 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 35-44.

Wayne County, Ohio Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wayne County, Ohio Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,747

Number of Veterans

5,472

Male Veterans

275

Female Veterans

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Wayne County, Ohio Veterans by War

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Wayne County, Ohio Veterans by Age

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Wayne County, Ohio Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Ohio Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Ohio Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Ohio Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, Ohio Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, Ohio 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

82.5%

Born in Wayne County, Ohio

97.67%

Native Born

2.33%

Foreign Born

1.43%

Non Citizen

0.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.67% of Wayne County, Ohio residents were born in the United States, with 82.5% having been born in Ohio. 1.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wayne County, Ohio Place of Birth

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