Wayne County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

51,129

Wayne County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 51,129 with a growth rate of -0.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Pennsylvania is the 43rd largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 52,840 and has seen a growth of -3.24% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202951,019-22-0.04%
202851,041-22-0.04%
202751,063-22-0.04%
202651,085-22-0.04%
202551,107-22-0.04%
202451,129-22-0.04%
202351,151-22-0.04%
202251,173-22-0.04%
202151,195440.09%
202051,151-120-0.23%
201951,271-93-0.18%
201851,3641710.33%
201751,193-157-0.31%
201651,350-478-0.92%
201551,828-236-0.45%
201452,064-140-0.27%
201352,204-40-0.08%
201252,244-488-0.93%
201152,732-108-0.2%
201052,840
199039,9444,70713.36%
198035,2375,65619.12%
197029,5811,3444.76%
196028,237-241-0.85%
195028,478-1,456-4.86%
194029,9341,5145.33%
193028,4209853.59%
192027,435-1,801-6.16%
191029,236-935-3.1%
190030,171-839-2.71%
189031,010-2,503-7.47%
188033,5133250.98%
187033,1889492.94%
186032,23910,34947.28%
185021,89010,04284.76%
184011,8484,18554.61%
18307,6633,53685.68%
18204,12720.05%
18104,1251,56361.01%
18002,562-48,457-94.98%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.04% (-22)
County Website
Wayne County
County Seat
2010 Population
52,840
Area
726 mi²
Density
70 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.24% (-1,711)
Founded
March 21, 1798

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White46,74791.25%
Two or more races1,9623.83%
Black or African American1,6043.13%
Other race4050.79%
Asian3790.74%
Native American1040.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander260.05%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Median Age

48.8

Total

47.6

Male

50.4

Female

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 42,727 adults, (12,609 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female23,93846.73%
Male27,28953.27%

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All19,7472.4381.918.1
Married10,2712.9692.67.4
Non Family6,9881.2174.925.1
Female1,6863.6649.850.2
Male8023.774.825.2
showing: 5 rows

2.98

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

81.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Wayne County, Pennsylvania 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 93.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 38.46%.

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,182

Average Earnings

$43,240

Average Male

$33,558

Average Female

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Language

94.27% of Wayne County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 5.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.46% of the population.

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Language

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White44,1634,81010.89%
Hispanic2,06225012.12%
Multiple1,84621411.59%
Native766180.26%
Black3033511.55%
Other365328.77%
Asian347267.49%
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10.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.09%

Male Poverty Rate

11.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 80.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Pennsylvania is Asian, with 7.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16%.

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.43%
High School9.79%
Some College9.36%
Bachelors or Greater5.49%
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Wayne County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.48%
Male Unemployed18.78%
Female Employed6.62%
Male Employed4.6%
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Wayne County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wayne County, Pennsylvania 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, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,344

Number of Veterans

3,979

Male Veterans

365

Female Veterans

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Wayne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Wayne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Wayne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.5%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, Pennsylvania 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

55.17%

Born in Wayne County, Pennsylvania

96.21%

Native Born

3.79%

Foreign Born

0.97%

Non Citizen

2.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.21% of Wayne County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 55.17% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wayne County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

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