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Wayne County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2014: 115,537 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 111,564 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 19,913
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,207
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 29,653
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,518 (it was 10,792 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

32%

Land area: 555 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 208 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wayne County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.6%), Educational, health and social services (15.0%), Manufacturing (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 45%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Wayne County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Ohio median age:  38.0 years
Males: 57,101  (49.4%)
Females: 58,436  (50.6%)
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Wayne County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wayne County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,760 ($41,538 in 1999)

This county:

$52,760
Ohio:

$51,075

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $536 (lower quartile is $424, upper quartile is $629)
This county:

$536
State:

$596


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $138,700 (it was $104,900 in 2000)
Wayne:

$138,700
Ohio:

$136,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,400 - $203,900

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $175,400
Here:

$175,400
State:

$173,981

Townhouses or other attached units: $194,520
Here:

$194,520
State:

$154,387

In 2-unit structures: $119,909
Here:

$119,909
State:

$129,444

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $144,683
Here:

$144,683
State:

$121,212

Mobile homes: $40,463
Here:

$40,463
State:

$50,037
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,121
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $426

Institutionalized population: 1,123

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 269
  • Thefts: 302
  • Auto thefts: 30

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 252
  • Thefts: 294
  • Auto thefts: 20
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 368 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2006: 304 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2007: 239 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2008: 144 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2009: 157 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2010: 124 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2011: 105 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2012: 119 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2013: 129 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2014: 156 buildings, average cost: $213,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,830 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,795 (1.3%)

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 2015: 11.1%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.2% for Black residents, 24.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.5% for American Indian residents, 20.3% for other race residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.1%
Wayne County:

11.1%
Ohio:

14.8%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.0% for Black residents, 23.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 20.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 16 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wayne County is $473 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $582 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $695 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wooster, Orrville, Rittman, Doylestown, Creston, Dalton, Shreve, West Salem, Smithville, Apple Creek.

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
44214Burbank751.33.212.911.4544.992.801.754.10
44217Creston1334.50.19.052.6812.22134.923.300.6314.13
44230Doylestown4235.20.26.573.867.34111.623.051.757.50
44270Rittman1414.70.14.731.955.02106.22.950.407.20
44276Sterling5550.615.25.7722.61148.726.801.109.95
44287West Salem16160.12.961.563.74126.542.300.903.60
44606Apple Creek8830.712.452.7328.57229.472.300.803.80
44618Dalton6101.43.672.93.2187.442.701.603.35
44627Fredericksburg22.22.22.22.2002.203.702.20
44645Marshallville1524.20.13.621.75.86161.972.101.132.90
44659Mount Eaton11.51.51.51.5  1.503.754.80
44667Orrville178368.70.119.64.4355.36282.493.801.6010.10
44676Shreve10164.21.331.125.8459.77192.083.551.606.15
44677Smithville172590.925.926.7461.99239.134.302.7012.03
44691Wooster403498.40.114.084.4334.94248.044.201.8812.00

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wayne County: Friends Church (A), Woods Golf Course (B), Liberty Egg Farm (C), Hempfling Dairy Farms (D), Liberty Egg Farm (E), Profit Farm (F), Van-Del Drive-In (G), Van Wert Sewage Treatment Plant (H), Olsthoom Dairy (I), Baer Farms (J), Cooper Grain Farms (K), Ringwald Egg Ranch (L), Arts Dairy (M), Burley Farms (N), Dealey Farms (O), Macabob Farms (P), Fralick Farm (Q), Harting Farms (R), Marcarl Farms (S), Rose Lane Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wayne County include: Asbury Church (A), Bethlehem Church (B), North Union Church (C), Delphos Wesleyan Church (D), Grace Church (E), Grand Victory Church (F), Greenbrier Church (G), Pleasant Chapel (H), Harmony Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Balyeat Cemetery (1), Smith Cemetery (2), Taylor Cemetery (3), Duncard Cemetery (4), Township Cemetery (5), Fissel Lauth Cemetery (6), Fletcher Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Van Wert Reservoir Number One (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Monkey Run (A), Kyle Prairie Creek (B), Frisinger Ditch (C), Duck Creek (D), Mown Prairie Creek (E), Black Creek (F), Roller Creek (G), Long Prairie Creek (H), Stripe Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wayne County: Edgewood Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Carroll County , Clearfield County, Pennsylvania , Salt Lake County, Utah , Nassau County, New York , Hancock County , Medina County , Phelps County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,283
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,885 (40% naturalized citizens)

Wayne County:

1.7%
Whole state:

3.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 597
  • 1990 to 1994: 364
  • 1985 to 1989: 140
  • 1980 to 1984: 144
  • 1975 to 1979: 77
  • 1970 to 1974: 119
  • 1970 to 1974: 59
  • 1965 to 1969: 385
Note: State values scaled to Wayne County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 29,736
  • One, attached: 1,121
  • Two: 2,940
  • 3 or 4: 1,695
  • 5 to 9: 1,614
  • 10 to 19: 569
  • 20 or more: 690
  • Mobile homes: 3,959

Housing units in Wayne County with a mortgage: 14,968 (1,560 second mortgage, 2,413 home equity loan, 58 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,831

Here:

65.7% with mortgage
State:

69.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wayne County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant35,133163
Mainline Protestant17,46557
Catholic9,0315
Other7707
Black Protestant3722
None51,749-
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: 27
Wayne County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Wayne County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 56
This county:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wayne County:

9.9%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

29.1%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Wayne County:

Average size of farms: 141 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $83,758
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $167.45
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.60%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $68,447
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 71.81%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.37%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $74,880
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.86%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 34.31
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 36.46%
Corn for grain: 44766 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 13274 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 46054 harvested acres
Vegetables: 813 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 270 acres

Tornado activity:

Wayne County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Ohio state average. It is 2119061.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 24 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/10/2002, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused $30 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wayne County-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 85% 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 90.1 miles away from Wayne County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 65.5 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 212.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 131.9 miles away from Wayne County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 214.0 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:

  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1580: February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1444: November 18, 2002, FEMA Id: 1444, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Ohio Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3055: January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: 3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Ohio Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3029: February 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3029, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Ohio TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 15, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-266: July 15, 1969, FEMA Id: 266, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

  • Germany (15%)
  • India (9%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Laos (5%)

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

  • German (32%)
  • United States or American (14%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • Swiss (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Wayne County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 43,308 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 5,301 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 139 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 64 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 149 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,308 (4%)
  • Other means: 389 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,803 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 1,498 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,040 people in nursing homes
  • 289 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 136 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 113 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 63 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 41 people in halfway houses
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 28 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in other group homes

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

  • 1,918 people in college/university student housing
  • 924 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 118 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 83 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 77 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 63 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 18 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,294.

4.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,524 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
Ohio average:

4.72%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.03%
Ohio average:

0.03%

3.16% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($24,177 average AGI)
0.96% relocated from other states ($8,115 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.96%
Ohio average:

1.60%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Medina County, OH  0.62% ($30,266 average AGI)
from Summit County, OH  0.56% ($35,915)
from Stark County, OH  0.38% ($30,856)
from Holmes County, OH  0.35% ($26,497)
from Ashland County, OH  0.24% ($34,112)
from Cuyahoga County, OH  0.17% ($33,419)
from Franklin County, OH  0.14% ($32,623)


4.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
Ohio average:

5.14%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($377 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.05%
Ohio average:

0.04%

3.23% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($20,263 average AGI)
1.44% relocated to other states ($22,568 average AGI)
Wayne County:

1.44%
Ohio average:

2.02%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Summit County, OH  0.60% ($28,423 average AGI)
to Medina County, OH  0.58% ($27,766)
to Stark County, OH  0.44% ($30,806)
to Holmes County, OH  0.27% ($32,573)
to Franklin County, OH  0.23% ($27,214)
to Ashland County, OH  0.21% ($33,745)
to Cuyahoga County, OH  0.17% ($25,192)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.5

Births per 1000 population in Wayne County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Wayne County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wayne County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wayne County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wayne County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,532 (15,187 aged, 2,345 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,024 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Wayne County, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,176)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,112)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,009)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (766)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (494)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (476)
  • Unspecified dementia (475)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (422)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (354)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (288)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.76
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,791
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 122
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,618

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,406
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 867
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 52.0
  • Suffocation - 27.9
  • Other - 25.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 111,289
  • In family households: 96,349 (23,278 male householders, 6,792 female householders)
    24,329 spouses, 35,453 children (32,914 natural, 841 adopted, 1,698 stepchildren), 1,898 grandchildren, 610 brothers or sisters, 598 parents, 646 other relatives, 2,206 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,940 (5,821 male householders (4,739 living alone)), 6,747 female householders (5,950 living alone)), 2,372 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,231 (1,123 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,516 2-persons, 6,359 3-persons, 5,445 4-persons, 2,529 5-persons, 1,150 6-persons, 1,071 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,689 1-person, 1,563 2-persons, 203 3-persons, 76 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

23,892 married couples with children.
4,847 single-parent households (1,222 men, 3,625 women).

91.0% of residents of Wayne County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
7.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $451,474,000 ($3,975 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $13,545,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $231,895,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $94,128,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,552,000
Federal grants: $87,779,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,134,000 ($6,490,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $18,984,000 ($2,482,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $14,595,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $36,018,000
Federal Government insurance: $31,017,000

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

Births: 8,313
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,071
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +506
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,489
Here -13 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wayne County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.44 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 274
  • 2010 to 2013: 631
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,426
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,025
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,802
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,966
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,187
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,846
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,743
  • 1939 or earlier: 9,170
Note: State values scaled to Wayne population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wayne County population
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 527
  • 4 rooms: 2,752
  • 5 rooms: 5,975
  • 6 rooms: 7,214
  • 7 rooms: 5,812
  • 8 rooms: 3,458
  • 9+ rooms: 3,850
  • 1 room: 283
  • 2 rooms: 621
  • 3 rooms: 1,499
  • 4 rooms: 3,305
  • 5 rooms: 2,335
  • 6 rooms: 1,340
  • 7 rooms: 690
  • 8 rooms: 383
  • 9+ rooms: 336
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wayne County population
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 556
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,634
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,414
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,633
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,394
  • no bedroom: 349
  • 1 bedroom: 2,354
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,828
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,429
  • 4 bedrooms: 664
  • 5+ bedrooms: 168
Cars and other vehicles available in Wayne County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wayne County population
  • no vehicle: 1,774
  • 1 vehicle: 6,291
  • 2 vehicles: 13,258
  • 3 vehicles: 5,849
  • 4 vehicles: 1,718
  • 5+ vehicles: 763
  • no vehicle: 1,490
  • 1 vehicle: 5,015
  • 2 vehicles: 3,141
  • 3 vehicles: 849
  • 4 vehicles: 207
  • 5+ vehicles: 90

61% of Wayne County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Ohio.

Wayne County:

60.6%
State average:

58.2%

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

  • This state: 88,734
  • Northeast: 4,597
  • Midwest: 4,331
  • South: 9,968
  • West: 1,527

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $105,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wayne County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (63.7%)
  • Electricity (11.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.7%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (59.4%)
  • Electricity (29.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,309
Here:

16.4%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 397
Here:

6.2%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,934
Here:

41.5%
Ohio:

23.4%

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 - Regular Highways: $2,978,000
    Sewerage: $2,851,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,560,000
    Housing and Community Development: $539,000
    Air Transportation: $468,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $18,750,000
    Health - Other: $11,305,000
    Regular Highways: $6,781,000
    Police Protection: $6,192,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,808,000
    General - Other: $4,442,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,797,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,832,000
    Financial Administration: $2,395,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,754,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,664,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,417,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $567,000
    Solid Waste Management: $440,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $326,000
    Sewerage: $280,000
    Air Transportation: $109,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $976,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $480,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,015,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $256,000
    Health - Other: $253,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $209,000
    Central Staff Services: $198,000
    Solid Waste Management: $61,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $40,000
    Air Transportation: $33,000
    Sewerage: $16,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,275,000

Wayne County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $9,567,000
    Sewerage: $1,595,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $738,000
    Housing and Community Development: $533,000
    Air Transportation: $316,000
    All Other: $143,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,685,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,836,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $645,000
    Rents: $421,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Special Assessments: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,823,000
    Highways: $6,497,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,703,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,325,000
    All Other: $2,289,000
    Sewerage: $1,637,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,284,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,423,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,187,000
    Other License: $583,000

Wayne County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,973,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,676,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,755,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,500,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,860,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $563,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $255,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,860,000

Wayne County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,617,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,699,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,329,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,516
  • Number of aged recipients: 64
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,452
  • Number of recipients under 18: 211
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,141
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 164
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 497
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 766
Wayne County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wayne County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Wayne County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary74480.7 years
John61175.8 years
William53974.1 years
Robert48871.2 years
James42069.2 years
Charles39974.5 years
Ruth37679.7 years
Helen35380.4 years
George29277.6 years
Paul27175.2 years
Most common last names in Wayne County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller40975.7 years
Smith27575.5 years
Johnson15477.8 years
Snyder13177.5 years
Brown11377.9 years
Martin10577.7 years
Yoder9680.0 years
Gerber8578.0 years
Jones8473.9 years
Myers8477.9 years
Businesses in Wayne County, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
AT&T1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware3La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts3Lane Bryant2
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture6
Applebee's1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Arby's2Little Caesars Pizza2
AutoZone2Long John Silver's1
Bath & Body Works2Lowe's1
Best Western1Maurices2
Blockbuster1Mazda1
Buffalo Wild Wings1McDonald's4
Burger King4Motherhood Maternity1
CVS3Nike2
Carson Pirie Scott1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet3Papa John's Pizza1
Chipotle1Payless1
Circle K4Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut2
Curves2Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Deb1Rite Aid3
Domino's Pizza2Rodeway Inn1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryan's Grill1
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Eddie Bauer1Sears1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel1
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx7Starbucks1
Ford3Subway13
GNC3Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Gap1Taco Bell3
Gymboree1Toyota1
H&R Block3Toys"R"Us1
Hardee's1True Value1
Hilton1U-Haul7
Honda1UPS15
IZOD1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
Jones New York3Walmart1
Justice1Wendy's4
KFC2YMCA3