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 Population71,95171,08769,79368,99665,936
Change Since 1990 -864-2,158-2,955-6,015
Pct. Change Since 1990 -1.2%-3.0%-4.1%-8.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration-111
International Migration37
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-165
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)3,7115.6%
School Age (5 to 17)10,76416.3%
College Age (18 to 24)5,9459.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,21623.1%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,66926.8%
Older (65 plus)12,63119.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2410.4%
Asian Alone6891.0%
Black Alone3,3265.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone650.1%
White Alone59,68890.5%
Two or More Race Groups1,9272.9%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino63,87096.9%
Hispanic or Latino2,0663.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households26,397100.0%
  Family Households17,31065.6%
    Married with Children4,35116.5%
    Married without Children8,00330.3%
    Single Parents2,73710.4%
  Non-family Households9,08734.4%
    Living Alone7,71629.2%
Average Household Size2.51
Average Family Household Size3.82
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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