Wayne County, Michigan (MI)

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County population in 2012: 1,792,365 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 2,061,162 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 303,559
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 151,147
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 511,936
Renter-occupied apartments: 248,043 (it was 256,504 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

28%

Land area: 614 sq. mi.

Water area: 58.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 2934 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wayne County: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.5%), Educational, health and social services (18.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wayne County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (49.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (40.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 874,161  (54.3%)
Females: 946,423  (45.7%)
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Wayne County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wayne County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,487 ($40,776 in 1999)

This county:

$40487
Michigan:

$48273

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $619 (lower quartile is $476, upper quartile is $788)
This county:

$619
State:

$629


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $78,100 (it was $96,200 in 2000)
Wayne:

$78,100
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,400 - $152,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $120,358
Here:

$120,358
State:

$159,597

Townhouses or other attached units: $111,214
Here:

$111,214
State:

$138,735

In 2-unit structures: $57,191
Here:

$57,191
State:

$89,877

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $79,956
Here:

$79,956
State:

$110,373

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $106,571
Here:

$106,571
State:

$119,825

Mobile homes: $40,569
Here:

$40,569
State:

$33,033

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $41,520
Here:

$41,520
State:

$40,667
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,233
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $455

Institutionalized population: 12,226

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Wayne County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is significantly worse than average.
69.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
50.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
85.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
70.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 170 pounds. This is more than average.
22.7% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2939 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2001: 3006 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2002: 3388 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2003: 3729 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2004: 4211 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2005: 3138 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2006: 2056 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2007: 919 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2008: 524 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2009: 264 buildings, average cost: $188,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,534 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,827 (3.1%)

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 2013: 24.9%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Black residents, 28.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.0% for American Indian residents, 17.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.5% for other race residents, 29.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.9%
Wayne County:

24.9%
Michigan:

17.0%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Black residents, 28.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for American Indian residents, 17.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.5% for other race residents, 29.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wayne County is $644 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $770 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $921 a month.

Cities in this county include: Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn, Westland, Canton, Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Redford, Lincoln Park, Southgate.

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2005 air pollution in Wayne County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Lead: 0.03 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.02 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.100 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.080 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 40 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 132 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 18.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 52 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.007 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.043 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wayne County: Headquarters Pointe Mouille State Game Area (A), Lake Erie Metropark Marina (B), Marbury State Park Headquarters (C), Detroit Dragway (D), Brooklane Golf Course (E), Belleville Rest Area (F), New Boston Station (G), Northville Hills Golf Club (H), Bushwood Golf Course (I), Willow Metropark Golf Course (J), Lake Erie Metropark Golf Course (K), Woodlands Golf Course (L), Pine Creek Golf Course (M), Harbor Club Golf Course (N), Wayne County Fairground (O), Sandy's Marina (P), Meadowbrook Country Club (Q), Van Buren Police Station (R), Van Buren Township Hall (S), Scott Regional Prison (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Northville Village Center Shopping Center (1), Northville Plaza Mall Shopping Center (2), Northridge Grove Shopping Center (3), Belleville Square Shopping Center (4), Tel Sibley Plaza Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wayne County include: Epiphany Church (A), Faith Church (B), Fellowship Church (C), Hope Chapel (D), Hope Church (E), Huron Valley Church (F), West Road Church (G), Northville Christian Assembly Church (H), Pleasant Valley Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Waterford Cemetery (1), Kittle Cemetery (2), Our Lady of Hope Cemetery (3), Otisville Cemetery (4), Tyler Cemetery (5), Thayer Cemetery (6), Krause Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Curtis Lake (A), Susterka Lake (B), Waterford Pond (C), Belleville Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Weightman Drain (A), Warner Drain (B), Pickering Drain (C), English Drain (D), Vandecar Drain (E), Van Kleef Drain (F), Goetske Drain (G), Townline Drain (H), Throop Number Two Drain (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wayne County include: Willow Metro Park (1), Marbury State Park (2), Belleville Pointe Park (3), Capital Park (4), Cass Benton Park (5), Frazier Park (6), Pointe Mouillee Marsh Historical Marker (7), Maybury State Park (8), Thorn Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Macomb County , Monroe County , Oakland County , Washtenaw County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 110,846
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 137,769 (46% naturalized citizens)

Wayne County:

6.7%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 42,422
  • 1990 to 1994: 23,683
  • 1985 to 1989: 14,422
  • 1980 to 1984: 9,238
  • 1975 to 1979: 9,031
  • 1970 to 1974: 8,603
  • 1970 to 1974: 6,951
  • 1965 to 1969: 23,419

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.7%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Wayne County with a mortgage: 309,862 (23,241 second mortgage, 45,443 home equity loan, 1,411 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 152,087

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wayne County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic297,283151
Evangelical Protestant183,985527
Black Protestant124,432282
Mainline Protestant85,387231
Other79,840116
Orthodox17,58023
None1,032,077-
Wayne County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 556
Wayne County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 294
This county:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 523
Wayne County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,019
This county:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wayne County:

11.6%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

33.2%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Wayne County:

Average size of farms: 67 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $86,390
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1889.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.32%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $75,744
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.41%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,727
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.91
Corn for grain: 2350 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 357 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 7251 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,336 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 144 acres

Tornado activity:

Wayne County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 1707000.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 193 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/2/1997, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 90 people and caused $90 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wayne County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 155.6 miles away from Wayne County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 116.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 288.5 miles away from Wayne County center
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) earthquake occurred 364.9 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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (13%)
  • Lebanon (10%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • Other Western Asia (6%)
  • Iraq (5%)
  • Poland (4%)

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

  • German (9%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Wayne County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 662,814 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 96,523 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 28,880 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 249 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 181 (0%)
  • Railroad: 41 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 68 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2,163 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 240 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,174 (0%)
  • Walked: 15,661 (2%)
  • Other means: 4,714 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 14,603 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 10,061 people in nursing homes
  • 6,322 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3,930 people in state prisons
  • 2,771 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,161 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,095 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 1,052 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 1,040 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 1,012 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 948 people in other group homes
  • 675 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 439 people in religious group quarters
  • 404 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 258 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 250 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 166 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 162 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 121 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 120 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 110 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 107 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 106 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 93 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 93 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 68 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 56 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 46 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 27 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 24 people in halfway houses
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 22 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 14 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 4 people in military ships

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

  • 7,786 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3,203 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2,536 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,396 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2,130 people in state prisons
  • 1,760 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,436 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 953 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 471 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 292 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 250 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 204 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 148 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 122 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 117 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 31 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 14 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,035.

3.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,345 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
Michigan average:

5.09%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($616 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

2.48% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($20,934 average AGI)
1.37% relocated from other states ($11,795 average AGI)
Wayne County:

1.37%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Oakland County, MI  1.03% ($35,466 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  0.57% ($27,796)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.33% ($34,618)
from Monroe County, MI  0.11% ($34,457)
from Livingston County, MI  0.06% ($39,749)
from Cook County, IL  0.05% ($42,491)
from Genesee County, MI  0.04% ($29,972)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Michigan average:

5.58%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($359 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.05%

3.40% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($24,787 average AGI)
1.68% relocated to other states ($14,583 average AGI)
Wayne County:

1.68%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oakland County, MI  1.54% ($39,617 average AGI)
to Macomb County, MI  0.91% ($29,720)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.33% ($40,152)
to Monroe County, MI  0.11% ($40,045)
to Livingston County, MI  0.10% ($53,804)
to Cook County, IL  0.08% ($47,328)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.05% ($38,728)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Wayne County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Wayne County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 10.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wayne County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 287,693 (232,760 aged, 54,933 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.79
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13188.96
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 263.120
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41798.19

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1382.330
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 992.180
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.52

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42.82
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72.01

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.31
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 8734.602

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 210.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 165.8
  • Cut/Pierce - 16.2
  • Suffocation - 4.1
  • Fire/Burn - 2.6
  • Other - 21.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 96.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 46.7
  • Suffocation - 25.5
  • Poisoning - 17.1
  • Cut/Pierce - 2.2
  • Drowning - 1.7
  • Other - 3.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,796,735

Size of family households: 172,050 2-persons, 109,100 3-persons, 87,500 4-persons, 45,858 5-persons, 20,055 6-persons, 16,088 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 215,710 1-person, 30,591 2-persons, 3,747 3-persons, 1,263 4-persons, 459 5-persons, 176 6-persons, 152 7-or-more-persons.

286,927 married couples with children.
201,029 single-parent households (28,311 men, 172,718 women).

89.2% of residents of Wayne County speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $13,823,191,000 ($6856 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $203,011,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $4,707,181,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,666,711,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $28,658,000
Federal grants: $3,565,088,000
Federal procurement contracts: $746,005,000 ($77,618,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,109,549,000 ($60,881,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $174,282,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,258,451,000
Federal Government insurance: $514,835,000

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

Births: 158,718
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 104,050
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +32,976
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -147,344
Here -74 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wayne County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 493.17 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,370
  • 2000 to 2004: 44,296
  • 1990 to 1999: 46,051
  • 1980 to 1989: 41,251
  • 1970 to 1979: 81,319
  • 1960 to 1969: 85,696
  • 1950 to 1959: 199,778
  • 1940 to 1949: 138,422
  • 1939 or earlier: 176,356
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 246
  • 2 rooms: 3,972
  • 3 rooms: 16,622
  • 4 rooms: 36,497
  • 5 rooms: 133,860
  • 6 rooms: 142,234
  • 7 rooms: 82,684
  • 8 rooms: 49,998
  • 9+ rooms: 45,823
  • 1 room: 9,908
  • 2 rooms: 23,137
  • 3 rooms: 49,852
  • 4 rooms: 50,579
  • 5 rooms: 58,068
  • 6 rooms: 38,258
  • 7 rooms: 15,024
  • 8 rooms: 6,868
  • 9+ rooms: 4,810
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1,870
  • 1 bedroom: 12,914
  • 2 bedrooms: 102,244
  • 3 bedrooms: 294,343
  • 4 bedrooms: 85,122
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15,443
  • no bedroom: 13,893
  • 1 bedroom: 73,528
  • 2 bedrooms: 96,346
  • 3 bedrooms: 58,926
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,179
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,632
Cars and other vehicles available in Wayne County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 36,071
  • 1 vehicle: 172,208
  • 2 vehicles: 212,720
  • 3 vehicles: 66,962
  • 4 vehicles: 18,201
  • 5+ vehicles: 5,774
  • no vehicle: 70,075
  • 1 vehicle: 127,393
  • 2 vehicles: 48,868
  • 3 vehicles: 7,742
  • 4 vehicles: 1,469
  • 5+ vehicles: 957

61% of Wayne County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Michigan.

Wayne County:

61.4%
State average:

58.3%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $79,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wayne County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (96.4%)
  • Electricity (2.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (83.0%)
  • Electricity (12.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 30,189
Here:

10.8%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11,493
Here:

9.1%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18,920
Here:

21.0%
Michigan:

16.5%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Wayne County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $31,446,000
    General - Other: $983,000
    Sewerage: $335,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $473,301,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $291,222,000
    Correctional Institutions: $131,643,000
    Regular Highways: $118,150,000
    Corrections - Other: $105,922,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $101,220,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,637,000
    Sewerage: $66,630,000
    General - Other: $57,316,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $51,799,000
    Police Protection: $34,303,000
    Central Staff Services: $23,193,000
    Financial Administration: $14,460,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $14,353,000
    Hospitals: $10,223,000
    Libraries: $5,050,000
    Housing and Community Development: $886,000
    Parking Facilities: $178,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $598,893,000
    Corporate Bonds: $142,695,000
    Benefit Payments: $111,191,000
    Other Investments - Other: $108,796,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $69,120,000
    Securities - Mortgages: $56,403,000
    Withdrawals: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $50,371,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Housing and Community Development: $6,678,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $11,954,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $6,311,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,083,000
    Police Protection: $749,000
    Health - Other: $487,000
    General - Other: $324,000
    Central Staff Services: $295,000
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000
    Financial Administration: $215,000
    Correctional Institutions: $82,000
    Libraries: $27,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $26,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $298,600,000

Wayne County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $135,319,000
    Sewerage: $75,013,000
    Hospital Public: $10,011,000
    Regular Highways: $4,470,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,586,000
    Parking Facilities: $174,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $137,110,000
    From Parent Local Government: $11,135,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $4,185,000
    From Other Governments: $1,607,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $59,571,000
    Public Welfare: $22,366,000
    Health and Hospitals: $22,053,000
    Highways: $10,301,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,640,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $130,787,000
    Highways: $2,280,000
    Health and Hospitals: $485,000
    Public Welfare: $50,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $26,716,000
    Interest Earnings: $19,460,000
    Rents: $6,079,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,790,000
    Sale of Property: $400,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $522,270,000
    All Other: $207,001,000
    Highways: $96,865,000
    General Local Government Support: $21,069,000
    Public Welfare: $14,380,000
  • Tax - Property: $422,917,000
    NEC: $8,956,000
    Other Selective Sales: $6,953,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $6,355,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,555,000

Wayne County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $674,018,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $643,081,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $173,742,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $142,805,000

Wayne County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,724,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $15,549,000
    Total Other Securities: $36,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $118,390,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $68,670,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Wayne County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wayne County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 614 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5,226$99,9003,342$125,19212,204$159,049950$21,46126$1,903,538854$77,535164$33,061
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED528$92,123439$112,9381,666$156,088257$18,1792$90,000186$71,10285$40,494
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,705$92,2121,503$87,7037,326$137,5332,499$20,90111$334,1821,000$65,620197$36,914
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN813$92,332446$111,0652,903$147,167215$47,7303$1,053,333212$84,87712$70,083
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS168$95,202143$110,210852$146,01566$58,5915$296,20088$75,8079$38,111
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 342 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED519$154,846251$190,4146$114,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED246$164,630204$204,28411$104,091
APPLICATIONS DENIED172$151,640105$193,4956$73,167
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN60$110,66738$187,1323$58,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS60$144,46717$185,82413$77,154

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Wayne County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John22,02973.7 years
Mary18,67778.6 years
William15,02972.9 years
James14,18170.0 years
Joseph11,55374.1 years
Robert10,70868.7 years
George9,51573.9 years
Charles8,51671.8 years
Helen8,07978.3 years
Frank7,99674.8 years
Most common last names in Wayne County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7,38972.4 years
Johnson6,16971.5 years
Williams6,07671.1 years
Jones4,90071.1 years
Brown4,66771.4 years
Davis3,41371.1 years
Jackson3,27270.4 years
Thomas2,93671.2 years
Miller2,89673.2 years
Wilson2,64772.6 years
Businesses in Wayne County, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven51Kincaid3
ALDI8Kmart9
ALDO1Kohl's5
AT&T20Kroger27
Ace Hardware11LA Fitness5
Advance Auto Parts17La Quinta3
Aeropostale4La-Z-Boy4
American Eagle Outfitters3Lane Bryant3
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture18
Applebee's9LensCrafters6
Arby's16Little Caesars Pizza59
AutoZone32Long John Silver's7
Avenue5Lowe's6
Bakers2Macy's4
Bally Total Fitness3Marriott15
Barnes & Noble3Marshalls3
Baskin-Robbins16MasterBrand Cabinets27
Bath & Body Works7Mazda1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's80
Bed Bath & Beyond4Meijer9
Ben & Jerry's1Men's Wearhouse7
Best Western4Motel 62
Blockbuster21Motherhood Maternity7
Brooks Brothers2New Balance5
Brookstone3New York & Co2
Budget Car Rental2Nike89
Buffalo Wild Wings5Office Depot2
Burger King53OfficeMax4
Buybuy BABY1Old Country Buffet3
CVS77Old Navy1
Cache1Olive Garden3
Caribou Coffee7On The Border1
Carson Pirie Scott1Outback3
Casual Male XL3Outback Steakhouse3
Catherines3Pac Sun2
Charlotte Russe4Panera Bread12
Chevrolet9Papa John's Pizza3
Chico's2Payless27
Chuck E. Cheese's3Penske10
Church's Chicken18PetSmart6
Cinnabon 2Pier 1 Imports5
Circle K2Pizza Hut20
Clarion1Plato's Closet2
Cold Stone Creamery9Popeyes13
Coldwater Creek2Qdoba Mexican Grill4
Comfort Inn6Quality2
Comfort Suites2Quiznos12
Costco2RadioShack21
Cracker Barrel1Ramada2
Crossland Economy Studios1Red Lobster4
Curves14Red Robin4
DHL17Red Roof Inn5
Dairy Queen26Rite Aid37
Days Inn2Rodeway Inn1
Deb3Ruby Tuesday5
Decora Cabinetry6Rue212
Dennys3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing3
Discount Tire5SAS Shoes2
Domino's Pizza14SONIC Drive-In2
DressBarn5Sam's Club2
Dressbarn5Sears12
Dunkin Donuts18Sheraton1
Eddie Bauer1Shoe Carnival1
Express4Sleep Inn1
Extended Stay America3Soma Intimates1
Famous Footwear6Spencer Gifts2
Fashion Bug6Sprint Nextel28
FedEx130Staples4
Finish Line4Starbucks28
Firestone Complete Auto Care7Steak 'n Shake2
Foot Locker16Subway3
Ford2Super 83
Forever 214T-Mobile54
Fredericks Of Hollywood1T.G.I. Driday's4
GNC37T.J.Maxx3
GameStop24Taco Bell40
Gap2Talbots2
Goodwill12Target10
Gymboree3The Athlete's Foot7
H&M1The Limited1
H&R Block73The Room Place2
Haagen-Dazs1Tim Hortons34
Hilton9Toyota1
Hobby Lobby2Toys"R"Us7
Holiday Inn9Trader Joe's1
Hollister Co.1True Value13
Home Depot11U-Haul51
Honda3UPS131
Hot Topic3Value City Furniture3
Howard Johnson1Vans5
Hyatt2Verizon Wireless11
Hyundai2Victoria's Secret4
IHOP4Volkswagen2
IKEA1Walgreens32
JCPenney4Walmart7
JoS. A. Bank3Wendy's52
Jones New York23Westin2
Journeys3Wet Seal3
Justice4White Castle25
KFC45YMCA7

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