Wayne County, Missouri (MO)

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County population in 2012: 13,402 (all rural); it was 13,259 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,977
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,448
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,340
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,292 (it was 1,211 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%

Land area: 761 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 18 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wayne County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (26.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (23.7%), Educational, health and social services (18.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wayne County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 6,773  (48.6%)
Females: 6,748  (51.4%)
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Wayne County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wayne County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,844 ($24,007 in 1999)

This county:

$32844
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $344 (lower quartile is $254, upper quartile is $429)
This county:

$344
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,017 (it was $41,200 in 2000)
Wayne:

$73,017
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,506 - $127,298
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $733
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $272

Institutionalized population: 133

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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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $518 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $497 (0.7%)

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: 21.9%
(21.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.5% for Black residents, 63.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 14.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.5%
Wayne County:

22.5%
Missouri:

15.9%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.8% for Black residents, 61.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.0% for American Indian residents, 106.7% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wayne County is $386 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: Piedmont, Greenville, Williamsville, Mill Spring.

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: McGee Gate Hunters Entrance (A), Neelys Mill (B), Hunters Tourist Camp (C), Camp Number 30 (D), Taylor Mill (E), Camp Number 32 (F), Camp Number 31 (G), Camp Number 26 (H), Chaonia Landing Launching Ramp (I), Bunkers Knob Picnic Area (J), Upalika Pond (K), Kyles (L), Pisos Point Recreation Area (M), Peoples Creek Recreation Area (N), Paradise Point Recreation Area (O), Chaonia Landing Recreation Area (P), Cave Resort (Q), Camp Lewallen (R), Camp Lee (S), Camp Latonka (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wayne County include: Pioneer Church (A), Beulah Church (B), Big Lake Church (C), Carson Hill Church (D), Community Church (E), Cool Springs Church (F), Crossroads Church (G), Dees Chapel (H), Lodi Nazarene Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cowan Cemetery (1), Hunter Cemetery (2), Ivy Cemetery (3), Linville-Barrett Cemetery (4), Paullus Cemetery (5), Antioch Cemetery (6), Lewis Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Slab Pond (A), Markham Spring Pond (B), McCormick Lake (C), Butter Shell Lake (D), Spaugh Pond (E), Carter Lake (F), May Pond (G), Williams Lake Section 20 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Eads Creek (A), Frazier Creek (B), Gizzard Creek (C), Goose Creek (D), Greenwood Branch (E), Greasy Creek (F), Patterson Branch (G), Hickory Flat Creek (H), Holliday Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wayne County include: Sam A Baker State Park (1), Lake Wappapello State Park (2), Walnut Cove Recreation Area (3), Old Greenville Recreation Area (4), Spillway Recreation Area (5), Eagle Point Recreation Area (6), Silva State Wildlife Management Area (7), Hiram State Wildlife Management Area (8), Markham Spring Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bollinger County , Butler County , Carter County , Iron County , Madison County , Reynolds County , Stoddard County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 222
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 59.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 46 (28% naturalized citizens)

Wayne County:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 10
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 1
  • 1975 to 1979: 11
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 17

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.1%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Wayne County with a mortgage: 887 (56 second mortgage, 28 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,198

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wayne County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,17634
Mainline Protestant6146
Catholic1542
Other1-
None9,576-
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: 5
Wayne County:

3.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

3.96 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Wayne County:

7.91 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

7.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wayne County:

10.4%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

29.8%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Wayne County:

Average size of farms: 256 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $10,460
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $51.73
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.98%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,776
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.84%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,866
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.26%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.65
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.14%
Corn for grain: 1109 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 584 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2440 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2 acres

Tornado activity:

Wayne County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 6388619.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 34 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/25/1964, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 26 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wayne County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from Wayne County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.1 miles away from the 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 169.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from Wayne County center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 75.7 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 (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 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 (%):

  • Canada (28%)
  • Italy (15%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Japan (11%)
  • India (11%)
  • Other Western Europe (4%)

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

  • United States or American (33%)
  • German (15%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Wayne County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,445 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 727 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 29 (1%)
  • Taxi: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 43 (1%)
  • Other means: 68 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 237 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 124 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 104 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $34,303.

6.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.26% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($17,888 average AGI)
1.68% relocated from other states ($8,175 average AGI)
Wayne County:

1.68%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Butler County, MO  1.55% ($28,683 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, MO  0.44% ($15,176)
from Stoddard County, MO  0.39% ($24,867)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.36% ($26,643)
from Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.31% ($29,000)


7.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.40% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($19,111 average AGI)
1.81% relocated to other states ($6,018 average AGI)
Wayne County:

1.81%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Butler County, MO  1.50% ($23,448 average AGI)
to Stoddard County, MO  0.57% ($39,500)
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.41% ($26,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Wayne County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Wayne County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wayne County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,701 (2,820 aged, 881 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1076.580
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1557.610
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.64

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15.32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61.08

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.64

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,388

Size of family households: 2,019 2-persons, 816 3-persons, 599 4-persons, 275 5-persons, 85 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,581 1-person, 254 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,941 married couples with children.
736 single-parent households (212 men, 524 women).

98.3% of residents of Wayne County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $118,092,000 ($9006 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,434,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $54,136,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,242,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $204,000
Federal grants: $28,664,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,624,000 ($7,077,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,223,000 ($1,149,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $474,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $807,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,472,000

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

Births: 833
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,019
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +59
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wayne County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.06 millions of gallons per day (58% from ground, 42% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 18
  • 2000 to 2004: 750
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,291
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,262
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,723
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,151
  • 1950 to 1959: 638
  • 1940 to 1949: 391
  • 1939 or earlier: 781
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 155
  • 4 rooms: 990
  • 5 rooms: 1,444
  • 6 rooms: 767
  • 7 rooms: 492
  • 8 rooms: 276
  • 9+ rooms: 184
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 150
  • 4 rooms: 433
  • 5 rooms: 323
  • 6 rooms: 140
  • 7 rooms: 67
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 17
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 222
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,598
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,986
  • 4 bedrooms: 419
  • 5+ bedrooms: 104
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 205
  • 2 bedrooms: 575
  • 3 bedrooms: 376
  • 4 bedrooms: 29
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Wayne County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 262
  • 1 vehicle: 1,284
  • 2 vehicles: 1,866
  • 3 vehicles: 686
  • 4 vehicles: 167
  • 5+ vehicles: 75
  • no vehicle: 226
  • 1 vehicle: 602
  • 2 vehicles: 334
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

62% of Wayne County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Missouri.

Wayne County:

62.4%
State average:

54.3%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $21,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wayne County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37.3%)
  • Electricity (26.6%)
  • Wood (20.9%)
  • Utility gas (15.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.9%)
  • Electricity (29.0%)
  • Utility gas (24.9%)
  • Wood (10.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 39
Here:

2.6%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 50
Here:

6.5%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 42
Here:

21.9%
Missouri:

24.9%

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 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $135,000
    General Public Buildings: $24,000
  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $1,237,000
    Regular Highways: $893,000
    Police Protection: $391,000
    General - Other: $348,000
    Central Staff Services: $184,000
    Corrections - Other: $144,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $136,000
    Financial Administration: $113,000
    General Public Buildings: $45,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $24,000
    Police Protection: $10,000
    Judicial: $7,000
    Central Staff: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,920,000

Wayne County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $220,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $420,000
    Interest Earnings: $34,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $1,039,000
    Highways: $594,000
    General Support: $330,000
    All Other: $107,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $807,000
    Property: $435,000

Wayne County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $749,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

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)

Most common first names in Wayne County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11474.3 years
William10172.5 years
John9675.9 years
Mary7778.6 years
Charles7173.8 years
Robert5771.1 years
George5173.9 years
Thomas3471.2 years
Joseph3474.4 years
Roy3274.0 years
Most common last names in Wayne County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
White4874.6 years
Smith4374.4 years
Allen4274.0 years
Henson3372.5 years
Wilson2776.7 years
Davis2674.2 years
Miller2673.2 years
Lewis2573.6 years
Brown2477.8 years
Eaton2477.3 years
Businesses in Wayne County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets1U-Haul2
McDonald's1UPS1
Nike1Walmart1
RadioShack1