Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Wayne County, IN

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A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population71,95171,08768,99667,04465,778
Change Since 1990 -864-2,955-4,907-6,173
Pct. Change Since 1990 -1.2%-4.1%-6.8%-8.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2019 to 2020
Net Domestic Migration-68
International Migration67
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-165
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)3,8365.8%
School Age (5 to 17)10,63716.1%
College Age (18 to 24)5,9899.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,17223.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,37626.4%
Older (65 plus)12,87419.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2520.4%
Asian Alone7131.1%
Black Alone3,3165.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone620.1%
White Alone59,59890.4%
Two or More Race Groups1,9432.9%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino63,75496.7%
Hispanic or Latino2,1303.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households26,644100.0%
  Family Households17,22064.6%
    Married with Children4,12015.5%
    Married without Children7,94029.8%
    Single Parents2,91110.9%
  Non-family Households9,42435.4%
    Living Alone7,83429.4%
Average Household Size2.47
Average Family Household Size3.83
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200071,087-864-1.2%
April 201068,996-2,091-2.9%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections68,91768,11067,14266,25065,321
Change Since 2010 -807-1,775-2,667-3,596
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.2%-2.6%-3.9%-5.2%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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