Wayne County, Tennessee Population 2022

Wayne County, Tennessee's estimated population is 16,787 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 in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 16,985 and has seen a growth of -1.17% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18202,4590.00%
18306,0133,554144.53%
18407,7051,69228.14%
18508,1704656.04%
18609,11594511.57%
187010,2091,09412.00%
188011,3011,09210.70%
189011,4711701.50%
190012,9361,46512.77%
191012,062-874-6.76%
192012,8778156.76%
193012,134-743-5.77%
194013,6381,50412.39%
195013,8642261.66%
196011,908-1,956-14.11%
197012,3654573.84%
198013,9461,58112.79%
199013,935-11-0.08%
201016,9853,05021.89%
201117,000150.09%
201216,973-27-0.16%
201316,920-53-0.31%
201416,860-60-0.35%
201516,767-93-0.55%
201616,747-20-0.12%
201716,641-106-0.63%
201816,635-6-0.04%
201916,673380.23%
202016,711380.23%
202116,749380.23%
202216,787380.23%
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Wayne County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,12390.89%
Black or African American9905.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.10%
Asian630.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.14%
Some Other Race920.55%
Two or More Races3301.98%
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Wayne County, Tennessee Population by Race

Wayne County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2022

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Wayne County, Tennessee Median Age

44


Total

41.4


Male

46.9


Female

Wayne County, Tennessee Adults

There are 13,745 adults, (3,197 of whom are seniors) in Wayne County, Tennessee.

Wayne County, Tennessee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wayne County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

7,498

45.07%

Male

9,140

54.93%

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
Married88%12%
Male79.2%20.8%
All78.6%21.4%
Non Family69.4%30.6%
Female63.5%36.5%

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wayne County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7372.5478.6
Married2,9263.0788
Male2263.2179.2
Female6883.7863.5
Non Family1,8971.269.4

3.11

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 Grade8096.45%
9th to 12th Grade1,57312.53%
High School Graduate5,67545.21%
Some College2,42819.34%
Associates Degree7375.87%
Bachelors Degree8026.39%
Graduate Degree5284.21%
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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
Asian636354
Hispanic22922238
White11,2259,0991,182
2+ Races21721620
Black81559136
Native American1616
Other Race6464
Islander24

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 asian people with a rate of 85.71%.

Wayne County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,224$38,261$26,344
Less Than 9th Grade$19,266$20,188$
High School Graduate$26,664$35,132$21,318
Some College$37,306$45,476$26,004
Bachelors Degree$49,125$75,963$36,842
Graduate Degree$45,991$38,462$49,375

$33,224

Average Earnings

$38,261

Average Male

$26,344

Average Female

Wayne County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wayne County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Wayne County, Tennessee Language

98.27% of Wayne County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 1.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.91% of the population.

Wayne County, Tennessee Language

Wayne County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black27213248.53%
Multiple28913145.33%
White13,7262,08415.18%
Other3NaN%
Hispanic270217.78%

16.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.68%

Male Poverty Rate

19.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wayne County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Tennessee is Black, with 48.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wayne County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 7.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.91%.

Wayne County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.72%
High School14.97%
Some College8.98%
Bachelors or Greater2.66%

Wayne County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.08%
Male Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed5.65%
Female Unemployed23.20%

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$42,206$57,477
Families$59,475$68,184
Married Families$68,636-
Non Families$21,040$33,421
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Income by Household Type

Wayne County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

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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1,296

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War323
First Gulf War282
Vietnam535
Korea91
World War II11

Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34180
35 to 54214
55 to 64278
65 to 74415
75+209

Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2139.77%
Black636.94%
2+ Races209.22%
Hispanic7731.30%

Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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6.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wayne County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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46.7%

Labor Force Participation

43.7%

Employment Rate

6%

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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60.73%

Born in Wayne County, Tennessee

98.88%

Native Born

1.12%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.88% of Wayne County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 60.73% having been born in Tennessee. 0.31% 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

  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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