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Wayne County Statistics

Facts

Land area612.1 square miles
Population Density2,974.4 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)1,775,273
Population change-2.5%
Under 5 years of age6.5%
Under 1824.3%
65 and over13.5%
Females51.9%
White54.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race5.6
Asian2.9%
Two or more races2.3%
Black or African American39.6%
Native American0.5%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school84%
Had a bachelor degree or higher21.3%
Veterans105,562

Households and Housing

Households670,987
Persons per household2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more85.7%
Median household income$41,184
The Per capita income$22,308
Live below the poverty line24.5%
Housing units816,549
Multi-unit structures23%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$86,800
Residents owning their homes64.8%

Business Facts

Total number of firms137,728
Women-owned firms36.7%
Asian-owned firms3.7%
Hispanic-owned firms1.9%
Black-owned firms28.6%
Native American-owned firms0.8%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0.2%
Retail sales$17,275,751
Retail sales per capita$8,720
Manufacturers shipments$55,896,948
Merchant wholesaler sales$26,102,859
Source US Census Data