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Wayne County, Illinois (IL)


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County population in 2012: 16,574 (30% urban, 70% rural); it was 17,151 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,579
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,024
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,683
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,499 (it was 1,460 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 714 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wayne County: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.0%), Manufacturing (19.2%), Retail trade (14.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Median resident age:  42.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years

Males: 8,258  (49.8%)
Females: 8,502  (50.2%)

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Average household size:
Wayne County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,306 ($30,481 in 1999)
This county:

$35306
Illinois:

$53966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $293 (lower quartile is $210, upper quartile is $376)
This county:

$293
State:

$708


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $61,144 (it was $47,100 in 2000)
Wayne County:

$61,144
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,677 - $96,522

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $120,783
Here:

$120,783
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,269,477
Here:

$1,269,477
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $54,324
Here:

$54,324
State:

$35,670
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,123
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $268

Institutionalized population: 48

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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $787 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $632 (1.2%)


Wayne County household income distribution in 2009 Wayne County home values distribution


Wayne County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.8%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 3.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 18 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

12.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wayne County is $387 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $626 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fairfield, Wayne City, Cisne, Jeffersonville, Sims, Mount Erie, Golden Gate, Keenes, Johnsonville.

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wayne County: Sassafras Camping and Picnic Area (A), Zions Hill Camp (B), Union Grove Youth Camp (C), Maple Grove Picnic Area (D), Fairfield Waterworks (E), Elm River Townhall (F), Mount Erie Townhall (G), Orchardville Fire Protection District (H), Barnhill Townhall (I), Berry Townhall (J), Hickory Hill Townhall (K), Massilon Townhall (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wayne County include: Oak Valley Church (A), Oakwood Church (B), Antioch Church (C), Olive Branch Baptist Church (D), Arrington Prairie Baptist Church (E), Bailey Church (F), Patterson Church (G), Bethel Church (H), Pin Oak Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Vernon Cemetery (1), Anderson Cemetery (2), Walker Cemetery (3), Atteberry Cemetery (4), Baltimore Cemetery (5), Barth Cemetery (6), Wells Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Old River Pond (A), Old River Lake (B), Shady Lake (C), Hortin Slough (D), Goose Pond (E), Briar Patch Lake (F), Hay Pond (G), Horseshoe Slough (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Elm River (A), Skillet Fork Lagoon (B), Moutray Slough (C), Shoe Creek (D), Moore Pond Slough (E), Camel Creek (F), Brush Creek (G), Briar Branch (H), Bob Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wayne County include: Wayne County Fairgrounds (1), Sam Dale Lake State Conservation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Clay County , Edwards County , Hamilton County , Jefferson County , Marion County , Richland County , White County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 676
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 161 (66% naturalized citizens)

Wayne County:

0.9%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.1%

Wayne County marital status for males
Wayne County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Wayne County with a mortgage: 1,505 (80 second mortgage, 79 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,675

Here:

47.3% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.04%
Here59.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,126
Total congregations: 63

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCumberland Presbyterian ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents4,027 (39.8%)2,159 (21.3%)1,443 (14.3%)621 (6.1%)314 (3.1%)
Congregations17 (27.0%)9 (14.3%)13 (20.6%)5 (7.9%)3 (4.8%)
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Community Church of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents260 (2.6%)239 (2.4%)234 (2.3%)214 (2.1%)615 (6.1%)
Congregations1 (1.6%)2 (3.2%)2 (3.2%)1 (1.6%)10 (15.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Wayne County - Fairfield, Wayne City, Cisne, Jeffersonville, Sims

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wayne County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Wayne County:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
Illinois:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wayne County:

13.3%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Wayne County:

Average size of farms: 326 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,885
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $157.70
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 30.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $49,192
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 69.89%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $76,951
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.45
Corn for grain: 86556 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10424 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 132899 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 45 acres

Tornado activity:

Wayne County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 2.4 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 46 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/21/2002, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 42 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wayne County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 28.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 39.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.3 miles away from Wayne County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 20.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 30.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Transportation equipment (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Wayne County (%):





Wayne County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,009 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 946 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 55 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 19 (0%)
  • Walked: 148 (2%)
  • Other means: 39 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 279 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Wayne County, Illinois in 2000:

People in group quarters in Wayne County, Illinois in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $41,428.

4.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
Illinois average:

5.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.81% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($17,929 average AGI)
1.29% relocated from other states ($10,134 average AGI)
Wayne County:

1.29%
Illinois average:

2.13%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clay County, IL  0.47% ($20,828 average AGI)
from White County, IL  0.44% ($21,593)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.36% ($22,773)
from Richland County, IL  0.24% ($28,800)
from Edwards County, IL  0.23% ($29,786)


4.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
Illinois average:

5.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.18% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($19,771 average AGI)
1.51% relocated to other states ($9,719 average AGI)
Wayne County:

1.51%
Illinois average:

2.58%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clay County, IL  0.61% ($23,000 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, IL  0.50% ($32,548)
to Edwards County, IL  0.26% ($29,250)
to Vanderburgh County, IN  0.21% ($52,154)
to White County, IL  0.19% ($17,417)
to Richland County, IL  0.18% ($34,273)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Wayne County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Wayne County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wayne County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,427 (3,051 aged, 376 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.92
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7566.700
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 964.330
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53570.37

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1071.680
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1274.110
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.91

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11.77
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 41.68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.91

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,684

Size of family households: 2,555 2-persons, 963 3-persons, 824 4-persons, 336 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 63 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,015 1-person, 196 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

97.8% of residents of Wayne County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (40% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $112,815,000 ($6674 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,348,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,806,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,452,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $19,116,000
Federal grants: $16,874,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,147,000 ($285,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,419,000 ($945,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,889,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,726,000
Federal Government insurance: $39,760,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,015
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,044
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +6
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -306
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wayne County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.68 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 37
  • 3 rooms: 68
  • 4 rooms: 856
  • 5 rooms: 1,620
  • 6 rooms: 1,527
  • 7 rooms: 842
  • 8 rooms: 423
  • 9+ rooms: 296
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 97
  • 3 rooms: 239
  • 4 rooms: 379
  • 5 rooms: 344
  • 6 rooms: 202
  • 7 rooms: 97
  • 8 rooms: 43
  • 9+ rooms: 38
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 165
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,819
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,009
  • 4 bedrooms: 571
  • 5+ bedrooms: 98
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 333
  • 2 bedrooms: 638
  • 3 bedrooms: 385
  • 4 bedrooms: 43
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
Cars and other vehicles available in Wayne County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 247
  • 1 vehicle: 1,484
  • 2 vehicles: 2,568
  • 3 vehicles: 989
  • 4 vehicles: 286
  • 5+ vehicles: 109
  • no vehicle: 224
  • 1 vehicle: 674
  • 2 vehicles: 384
  • 3 vehicles: 104
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5+ vehicles: 29

65% of Wayne County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Illinois.

Wayne County:

64.7%
State average:

58.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $21,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wayne County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.6%)
  • Electricity (8.7%)
  • Wood (4.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (52.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.5%)
  • Electricity (20.1%)
  • Wood (3.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 47
Here:

2.4%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

1.1%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 37
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Wayne County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Wayne County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Wayne County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Wayne County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Wayne County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wayne County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Wayne County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary15081.6 years
Charles14375.5 years
James12273.1 years
William12178.7 years
John10674.5 years
Robert9271.4 years
George6979.1 years
Helen4479.6 years
Frank4482.7 years
Ruby4280.2 years
Most common last names in Wayne County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7977.5 years
Wilson4777.9 years
Miller4679.5 years
Brown4378.6 years
Simpson4378.2 years
Williams4275.2 years
Johnson4179.1 years
Jones3677.1 years
Musgrave3673.6 years
Thomason3571.6 years
Businesses in Wayne County, IL
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Nike1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Wayne County, IL

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