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 Population71,08768,99666,30766,55566,273
Change Since 2000 -2,091-4,780-4,532-4,814
Pct. Change Since 2000 -2.9%-6.7%-6.4%-6.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2021 to 2022
Net Domestic Migration15
International Migration101
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-298
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)3,9365.9%
School Age (5 to 17)10,92916.4%
College Age (18 to 24)6,1759.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,34323.1%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,21425.9%
Older (65 plus)12,85919.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2770.4%
Asian Alone7451.1%
Black Alone3,3885.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone580.1%
White Alone59,82990.0%
Two or More Race Groups2,1593.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino64,18096.5%
Hispanic or Latino2,2763.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households26,837100.0%
  Family Households17,11163.8%
    Married with Children4,16215.5%
    Married without Children7,87129.3%
    Single Parents3,04811.4%
  Non-family Households9,72636.2%
    Living Alone7,96729.7%
Average Household Size2.48
Average Family Household Size3.89
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 Projections68,91766,98465,34964,57963,583
Change Since 2010 -1,933-3,568-4,338-5,334
Pct. Change Since 2010 -2.8%-5.2%-6.3%-7.7%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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