Wayne County, Tennessee Population 2024

16,252

Wayne County, Tennessee's estimated 2024 population is 16,252 with a growth rate of -0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wayne County, Tennessee is the 77th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 population was 16,981 and has seen a growth of -4.29% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,112-28-0.17%
202816,140-28-0.17%
202716,168-28-0.17%
202616,196-28-0.17%
202516,224-28-0.17%
202416,252-28-0.17%
202316,280-28-0.17%
202216,308-28-0.17%
202116,3361140.7%
202016,222-422-2.54%
201916,644110.07%
201816,633-4-0.02%
201716,637-117-0.7%
201616,754-11-0.07%
201516,765-92-0.55%
201416,857-61-0.36%
201316,918-54-0.32%
201216,972-25-0.15%
201116,997160.09%
201016,981
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%
189011,4711701.5%
188011,3011,09210.7%
187010,2091,09412%
18609,11594511.57%
18508,1704656.04%
18407,7051,69228.14%
18306,0133,554144.53%
18202,459-13,653-84.74%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.17% (-28)
County Website
Wayne County
County Seat
2010 Population
16,981
Area
734 mi²
Density
22 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-4.29% (-729)
Founded
1817

Wayne County, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,64589.71%
Black or African American7864.81%
Two or more races7064.32%
Other race1270.78%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander240.15%
Asian220.13%
Native American150.09%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Native American

Wayne County, Tennessee Population by Race

Wayne County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2024

Wayne County, Tennessee Median Age

44.3

Total

43

Male

46.8

Female

Wayne County, Tennessee Adults

There are 13,364 adults, (3,102 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Tennessee.

Wayne County, Tennessee Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female7,20444.13%
Male9,12155.87%

Wayne County, Tennessee Population by Age

Wayne County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,7442.5280.319.7
Married2,8093.1888.811.2
Non Family1,9221.2171.628.4
Female5873.3668.831.2
Male4262.8678.421.6
showing: 5 rows

3.05

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

80.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Wayne County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

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

Wayne County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,644

Average Earnings

$42,118

Average Male

$29,401

Average Female

Wayne County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Tennessee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wayne County, Tennessee Language

97.2% of Wayne County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.68% of the population.

Wayne County, Tennessee Language

Wayne County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,3952,37617.74%
Multiple59624741.44%
Black23618779.24%
Hispanic2664818.05%
Other110109.09%
showing: 5 rows

19.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.46%

Male Poverty Rate

19.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Tennessee is Black, with 79.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Tennessee is Other, with 9.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.87%.

Wayne County, Tennessee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.56%
High School20.25%
Some College11.66%
Bachelors or Greater5.09%
showing: 4 rows

Wayne County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed72%
Female Unemployed17.91%
Male Employed5.99%
Female Employed5.94%
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Wayne County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wayne County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Tennessee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wayne County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wayne County, Tennessee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,196

Number of Veterans

1,149

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

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Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.5%

Labor Force Participation

45.3%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wayne County, Tennessee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, Tennessee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wayne County, Tennessee 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

62.4%

Born in Wayne County, Tennessee

98.75%

Native Born

1.25%

Foreign Born

0.7%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.75% of Wayne County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 62.4% having been born in Tennessee. 0.7% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wayne County, Tennessee Place of Birth

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