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Wayne County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2019: 51,464 (12% urban, 88% rural); it was 47,722 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,685
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,971
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 14,772
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,969 (it was 3,578 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

30%

Land area: 729 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 71 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wayne County: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.2%), Retail trade (12.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.7%), Construction (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Wayne County, PA (2019)
    • 46,07390.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,4504.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,5012.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7691.5%Two or more races
    • 2920.6%Asian alone
    • 820.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 120.02%Some other race alone
    • 80.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

48.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 27,318  (53.1%)
Females: 24,146  (46.9%)
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Average household size:
Wayne County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,657 ($34,082 in 1999)
This county:

$57,657
Pennsylvania:

$63,463

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $650 (lower quartile is $514, upper quartile is $823)
This county:

$650
State:

$792


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $193,776 (it was $103,900 in 2000)
Wayne:

$193,776
Pennsylvania:

$192,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $132,181 - $288,292

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $256,033
Here:

$256,033
State:

$255,931

Townhouses or other attached units: $260,634
Here:

$260,634
State:

$201,403

In 2-unit structures: $168,948
Here:

$168,948
State:

$189,304

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $102,826
Here:

$102,826
State:

$200,358

Mobile homes: $94,552
Here:

$94,552
State:

$62,605

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,368
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $512

Institutionalized population: 3,539
Wayne County, PA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 255 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 1998: 258 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 1999: 260 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 2000: 253 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2001: 270 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 2002: 319 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2003: 466 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2004: 491 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2005: 460 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2006: 409 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 2007: 290 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2008: 203 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2009: 155 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2010: 196 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2011: 98 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2012: 84 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2013: 110 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2014: 110 buildings, average cost: $209,600
  • 2015: 94 buildings, average cost: $244,100
  • 2016: 87 buildings, average cost: $197,900
  • 2017: 112 buildings, average cost: $200,800
  • 2018: 122 buildings, average cost: $267,800
  • 2019: 100 buildings, average cost: $235,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Wayne, PA residents
Average permit cost in Wayne, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,788 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,369 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Wayne, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wayne, PA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wayne, PA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.1%
Wayne County:

11.1%
Pennsylvania:

12.0%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.6% for Black residents, 11.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.8% for American Indian residents, 3.5% for other race residents, 8.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 48.2 years old
(Males: 46.4 years old, Females: 50.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.2 years old, Black residents: 39.6 years old, American Indian residents: 41.6 years old, Asian residents: 49.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.8 years old, Other race residents: 38.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wayne County is $480 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $603 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $753 a month.

Cities in this county include: Honesdale, The Hideout, Waymart, Hawley, Wallenpaupack Lake Estates, Pocono Springs, Gouldsboro, White Mills, Bethany, Prompton.

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: Jessup Overlook (A), Elk Mountain Ski Center (B), Angle Corners (C), Bennett Corners (D), Franklin Corners (E), Bradley Corners (F), Green Corners (G), Starrucca Station (H), Shannon Hill (I), Transue (J), Old Mill Village (K), Palma (L), Harding Corners (M), Bumps Corners (N), Harris Corners (O), Burdick Corners (P), Camp Arrowhead (Q), Camp Choconut (R), Carter Corners (S), Chase Corners (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wayne County include: Union Church (A), Locust Hill Church (B), Lyons Street Church (C), West Lenox Church (D), Welch Hill Church (E), Ararat Church (F), Free Church (G), Franklin Hill Church (H), Saint Augustine Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lamb Cemetery (1), Tyler Hill Cemetery (2), Williams Pond Cemetery (3), Willow View Cemetery (4), Boles Cemetery (5), Strickland Cemetery (6), Brackney Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Booth Millpond (A), Sinkhole Swamp (B), Mud Pond (C), Roberts Pond (D), Carlin Pond (E), Coterell Lake (F), Butler Lake (G), Cord Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Creek (A), Burdick Creek (B), Wellmans Creek (C), North Branch Wyalusing Creek (D), North Branch Meshoppen Creek (E), Fall Brook (F), Laurel Lake Creek (G), Nick Creek (H), Jones Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wayne County include: State Game Lands Number 175 (1), Salt Springs State Park (2), State Game Lands Number 140 (3), State Game Lands Number 236 (4), State Game Lands Number 35 (5), Montrose Area High School Memorial Stadium (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Elko County, Nevada , Broome County, New York , New Haven County, Connecticut , Washington County, Rhode Island , Warren County , Van Buren County, Michigan .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Wayne, PA
County total employment by year in Wayne, PA
County average yearly wages by year in Wayne, PA

Current college students: 1,318
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,421 (71.5% naturalized citizens)

Wayne County:

2.8%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 892010 or later
  • 1602000 to 2009
  • 3611990 to 1999
  • 1371980 to 1989
  • 1551970 to 1979
  • 929Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 27,828
  • One, attached: 520
  • Two: 881
  • 3 or 4: 459
  • 5 to 9: 154
  • 10 to 19: 78
  • 20 to 49: 156
  • 50 or more: 87
  • Mobile homes: 2,157
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Housing units in Wayne County with a mortgage: 8,047 (175 second mortgage, 948 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,346

Here:

53.3% with mortgage
State:

59.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wayne County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,00011
Mainline Protestant7,76645
Evangelical Protestant1,65617
Other1,6227
Orthodox2001
None25,578-
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: 16
Wayne County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Wayne County:

3.29 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 64
This county:

12.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wayne County:

10.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

25.7%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Wayne County:

Average size of farms: 171 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,487
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $71.45
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.51%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,591
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.07%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,847
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.34%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.27
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 43.65%
Corn for grain: 472 harvested acres
Vegetables: 89 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 149 acres

Tornado activity:

Wayne County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 14866223.3 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Wayne County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 171.4 miles away from Wayne County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 289.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 218.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 216.6 miles away from Wayne County center
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) earthquake occurred 263.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4506-PA: March 30, 2020, FEMA Id: 4506, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 12, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4149: October 01, 2013, FEMA Id: 4149, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4030: September 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4030, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 14, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3339: August 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 3339, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to August 30, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4025: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4025, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: November 16, 2006 to November 17, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1684: February 23, 2007, FEMA Id: 1684, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1649: June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 02, 2005 to April 23, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1587: April 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 1587, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Wayne

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,146 (79.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,471 (8.3%)
  • Bus: 43 (0.2%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 2 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 12 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 359 (2.0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 564 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,201 (6.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (7%)
  • Brazil (7%)
  • Russia (6%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • Mexico (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wayne County


  • American (20%)
  • German (15%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,105 people in state prisons
  • 462 people in nursing homes
  • 122 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 93 people in religious group quarters
  • 45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children

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

  • 1,569 people in state prisons
  • 1,500 people in federal prisons
  • 323 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 133 people in college/university student housing
  • 127 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 79 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 30 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 20 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,605.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,697 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.41% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($22,253 average AGI)
2.84% relocated to other states ($23,443 average AGI)
Wayne County:

2.84%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lackawanna County, PA  1.44% ($40,097 average AGI)
to Pike County, PA  0.64% ($50,212)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.23% ($35,208)
to Monroe County, PA  0.21% ($32,512)
to Susquehanna County, PA  0.19% ($26,615)
to Sullivan County, NY  0.11% ($44,455)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Births per 1000 population in Wayne County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Wayne County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wayne County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wayne County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Wayne County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wayne County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wayne County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wayne County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Wayne County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,627 (8,879 aged, 1,748 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,050 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Wayne County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,007)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (969)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (772)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (450)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (403)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (328)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (327)
  • Congestive heart failure (326)
  • Unspecified dementia (195)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (189)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.02
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,794
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 182
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,216

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 852
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,265
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 20

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 165.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 116.3
  • Other - 49.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 51,464
  • Male householders: 9,905 (2,725 living alone), Female householders: 9,176 (2,767 living alone)
  • 10,224 spouses (10,144 opposite-sex spouses), 1,201 unmarried partners, (1,158 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 12,583 children (11,764 natural, 360 adopted, 457 stepchildren), 1,038 grandchildren, 382 brothers or sisters, 990 parents, 40 foster children, 743 other relatives, 1,251 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,866

Size of family households: 6,837 2-persons, 2,387 3-persons, 1,914 4-persons, 979 5-persons, 243 6-persons, 213 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,486 1-person, 939 2-persons, 57 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons.

5,526 married couples with children.
1,867 single-parent households (698 men, 1,169 women).

95.2% of residents of Wayne speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $314,126,000 ($6,338 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,226,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $177,412,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $68,228,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $508,000
Federal grants: $39,318,000
Federal procurement contracts: $18,761,000 ($543,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,899,000 ($795,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $827,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,354,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,959,000

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

Births: 2,597
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,131
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +57
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,961
Here +59 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wayne County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.43 millions of gallons per day (63% from ground, 37% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
  • 5192014 or later
  • 5372010 to 2013
  • 3,9112000 to 2009
  • 4,8611990 to 1999
  • 6,5521980 to 1989
  • 5,0581970 to 1979
  • 2,1981960 to 1969
  • 2,0431950 to 1959
  • 1,0111940 to 1949
  • 5,7051939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
  • 311 room
  • 322 rooms
  • 3083 rooms
  • 1,3274 rooms
  • 2,9965 rooms
  • 3,8076 rooms
  • 2,7907 rooms
  • 1,6668 rooms
  • 2,4009+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
  • 1341 room
  • 662 rooms
  • 6033 rooms
  • 7894 rooms
  • 8325 rooms
  • 5646 rooms
  • 2977 rooms
  • 2318 rooms
  • 1599+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
  • 32no bedroom
  • 3531 bedroom
  • 2,8292 bedrooms
  • 8,3213 bedrooms
  • 2,9204 bedrooms
  • 8925+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
  • 144no bedroom
  • 7721 bedroom
  • 1,2872 bedrooms
  • 1,1023 bedrooms
  • 2044 bedrooms
  • 1725+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wayne County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wayne County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wayne County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 384no vehicle
  • 4,3461 vehicle
  • 6,6632 vehicles
  • 2,6043 vehicles
  • 1,0184 vehicles
  • 3485+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wayne County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wayne County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 540no vehicle
  • 1,9611 vehicle
  • 9022 vehicles
  • 2103 vehicles
  • 404 vehicles
  • 325+ vehicles

89.9% of Wayne County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Pennsylvania.

Wayne County:

89.9%
State average:

87.6%

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

  • This state: 28,972
  • Other state: 20,809
  • Northeast: 16,561
  • Midwest: 1,263
  • South: 2,072
  • West: 826
Year householders moved into unit in Wayne County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wayne County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 32.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.8%Electricity
  • 14.6%Wood
  • 7.6%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Coal or coke
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 37.0%Electricity
  • 24.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.7%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 1.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 345
Here:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 156
Here:

7.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 454
Here:

37.3%
Pennsylvania:

38.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Wayne County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,777,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $302,000
    Regular Highways: $271,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,766,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,754,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,917,000
    Health - Other: $5,769,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,416,000
    Police Protection: $1,281,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,065,000
    Solid Waste Management: $617,000
    Parks and Recreation: $463,000
    Libraries: $380,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $573,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,775,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,215,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,995,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,435,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $330,000
    Rents: $66,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $67,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,039,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,977,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,971,000
    Other: $1,011,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,053,000
    Other Selective Sales: $444,000
    Other License: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,196,000

Wayne County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,777,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $302,000
    Regular Highways: $271,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,766,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,754,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,917,000
    Health - Other: $5,769,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,416,000
    Police Protection: $1,281,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,065,000
    Solid Waste Management: $617,000
    Parks and Recreation: $463,000
    Libraries: $380,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $573,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,775,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,215,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,995,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,435,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $330,000
    Rents: $66,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $67,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,039,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,977,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,971,000
    Other: $1,011,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,053,000
    Other Selective Sales: $444,000
    Other License: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,196,000

Wayne County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,777,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $302,000
    Regular Highways: $271,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,766,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,754,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,917,000
    Health - Other: $5,769,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,416,000
    Police Protection: $1,281,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,065,000
    Solid Waste Management: $617,000
    Parks and Recreation: $463,000
    Libraries: $380,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $573,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,775,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,215,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,995,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,435,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $330,000
    Rents: $66,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $67,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,039,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,977,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,971,000
    Other: $1,011,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,053,000
    Other Selective Sales: $444,000
    Other License: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,196,000

Wayne County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,777,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $302,000
    Regular Highways: $271,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,766,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,754,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,917,000
    Health - Other: $5,769,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,416,000
    Police Protection: $1,281,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,065,000
    Solid Waste Management: $617,000
    Parks and Recreation: $463,000
    Libraries: $380,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $573,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,775,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,215,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,995,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,435,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $330,000
    Rents: $66,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $67,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,039,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,977,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,971,000
    Other: $1,011,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,053,000
    Other Selective Sales: $444,000
    Other License: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,196,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 901
  • Number of aged recipients: 86
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 815
  • Number of recipients under 18: 133
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 611
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 157
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 347
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 404
Most common first names in Wayne County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John36575.1 years
Mary27481.9 years
William25375.4 years
Joseph20075.7 years
Robert20072.0 years
Helen18181.0 years
George17876.4 years
Anna16283.0 years
Charles16176.2 years
James15069.2 years
Most common last names in Wayne County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10677.8 years
Miller9275.3 years
Williams5478.0 years
Davis4479.9 years
Brown3978.1 years
Martin3974.7 years
Olver3574.3 years
Robinson2977.4 years
Thomas2773.5 years
Stanton2575.5 years
Businesses in Wayne County, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance1
Blockbuster1Nike2
CVS1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack1
Fashion Bug1Rite Aid2
FedEx2Subway2
H&R Block2T-Mobile1
Home Depot1True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul5
Kroger1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Bryant1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1