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 Population71,95171,08769,79369,00366,185
Change Since 1990 -864-2,158-2,948-5,766
Pct. Change Since 1990 -1.2%-3.0%-4.1%-8.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-343
International Migration27
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-89
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)3,8115.8%
School Age (5 to 17)10,77916.3%
College Age (18 to 24)5,9409.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,28023.1%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,97427.2%
Older (65 plus)12,40118.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2390.4%
Asian Alone6621.0%
Black Alone3,3435.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone640.1%
White Alone59,98890.6%
Two or More Race Groups1,8892.9%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino64,24697.1%
Hispanic or Latino1,9392.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households26,664100.0%
  Family Households17,28064.8%
    Married with Children4,45716.7%
    Married without Children8,02830.1%
    Single Parents2,70010.1%
  Non-family Households9,38435.2%
    Living Alone7,90829.7%
Average Household Size2.50
Average Family Household Size3.85
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200071,087-864-1.2%
April 201069,003-2,084-2.9%
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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