Wayne County, Tennessee Population 2021

Wayne County, Tennessee's estimated population is 16,749 with a growth rate of 0.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Tennessee is the 76th largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 16,985 and has seen a growth of -1.39% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,749380.23%
202016,711380.23%
201916,673380.23%
201816,635-6-0.04%
201716,641-106-0.63%
201616,747-20-0.12%
201516,767-93-0.55%
201416,860-60-0.35%
201316,920-53-0.31%
201216,973-27-0.16%
201117,000150.09%
201016,9853,05021.89%
199013,935-11-0.08%
198013,9461,58112.79%
197012,3654573.84%
196011,908-1,956-14.11%
195013,8642261.66%
194013,6381,50412.39%
193012,134-743-5.77%
192012,8778156.76%
191012,062-874-6.76%
190012,9361,46512.77%
189011,4711701.50%
188011,3011,09210.70%
187010,2091,09412.00%
18609,11594511.57%
18508,1704656.04%
18407,7051,69228.14%
18306,0133,554144.53%
18202,4590.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.23% (38)
County Website
Founded
1817
County Seat
2010 Population
16,985
Growth Since 2010
-1.39% (-236)
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Wayne County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,25891.40%
Black or African American1,1436.85%
Asian1320.79%
Two or More Races830.50%
Some Other Race520.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.15%
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Wayne County, Tennessee Population by Race

Wayne County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Wayne County, Tennessee Median Age

43


Total

39.6


Male

46.7


Female

Wayne County, Tennessee Adults

There are 13,643 adults, (3,120 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Tennessee.

Wayne County, Tennessee Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

7,521

45.05%

Male

9,172

54.95%

Wayne County, Tennessee Population by Age

Wayne County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wayne County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female55.9%44.1%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
All77.4%22.6%
Male80.1%19.9%
Married86.9%13.1%

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7642.5477.4
Married2,9863.0486.9
Non Family1,7481.1370.1
Female7583.5255.9
Male2723.3380.1

3.09

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Wayne County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8877.18%
9th to 12th Grade1,55912.62%
High School Graduate5,75946.63%
Some College2,28118.47%
Associates Degree6635.37%
Bachelors Degree7065.72%
Graduate Degree4964.02%
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Wayne County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wayne County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,2128,9901,111
Black83966128
Hispanic13210714
Asian949449
2+ Races4444
Native American254
Other Race2519

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.13%.

Wayne County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,170$31,686$25,362
Less Than 9th Grade$18,476$19,655$13,698
High School Graduate$26,207$30,961$22,685
Some College$28,056$36,581$24,148
Bachelors Degree$52,545$75,536$46,071
Graduate Degree$43,454$$42,833

$28,170

Average Earnings

$31,686

Average Male

$25,362

Average Female

Wayne County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Wayne County, Tennessee Language

98.26% of Wayne County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 1.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.75% of the population.

Wayne County, Tennessee Language

Wayne County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,7812,36417.15%
Black36321458.95%
Hispanic2893010.38%
Multiple832732.53%
Other12541.67%

18.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.62%

Male Poverty Rate

20.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Tennessee is Black, with 58.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 10.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.89%.

Wayne County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.73%
High School17.20%
Some College9.90%
Bachelors or Greater4.36%

Wayne County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed46.63%
Female Unemployed26.34%
Female Employed5.58%
Male Employed5.20%

Wayne County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,427$54,652
Families$51,914$62,384
Married Families$63,093-
Non Families$21,197$33,969
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Wayne County, Tennessee 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, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Wayne County, Tennessee Marital Status

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1,260

Number of Veterans

1,143

Male Veterans

117

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam484
Second Gulf War356
First Gulf War285
Korea91
World War II9

Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74315
55 to 64282
18 to 34248
75+213
35 to 54202

Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1769.48%
Black848.30%
Hispanic3825.68%

Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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8.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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44.7%

Labor Force Participation

41.2%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Wayne County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Wayne County, Tennessee 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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62.18%

Born in Wayne County, Tennessee

98.90%

Native Born

1.10%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

0.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.90% of Wayne County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 62.18% having been born in Tennessee. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wayne County, Tennessee 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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