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Wayne County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 51,401 (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: 70 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wayne County: 95.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (14.0%), Educational, health and social services (12.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Wayne County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 26,958  (52.4%)
Females: 24,443  (47.6%)
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Wayne County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wayne County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,932 ($34,082 in 1999)

This county:

$47932
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $600 (lower quartile is $453, upper quartile is $799)
This county:

$600
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $179,354 (it was $103,900 in 2000)
Wayne:

$179,354
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $120,302 - $265,095
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,322
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $486

Institutionalized population: 3,539
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

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 2013: $2,402 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,897 (1.1%)

Wayne County household income distribution in 2009 Wayne County home values distribution Wayne County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.4%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.6% for Black residents, 18.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.9% for American Indian residents, 39.5% for other race residents, 23.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.3%
Wayne County:

13.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.2% for Black residents, 19.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.7% for American Indian residents, 39.8% for other race residents, 22.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 32 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 September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,318
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,447 (72% naturalized citizens)

Wayne County:

3.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 121
  • 1990 to 1994: 105
  • 1985 to 1989: 60
  • 1980 to 1984: 77
  • 1975 to 1979: 75
  • 1970 to 1974: 80
  • 1970 to 1974: 87
  • 1965 to 1969: 842

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: 23,985
  • One, attached: 392
  • Two: 908
  • 3 or 4: 672
  • 5 to 9: 250
  • 10 to 19: 69
  • 20 or more: 255
  • Mobile homes: 3,603
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 459

Housing units in Wayne County with a mortgage: 5,572 (379 second mortgage, 739 home equity loan, 23 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,436

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wayne County

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 near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% 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 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, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 216.6 miles away from the 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
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from Wayne County center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.6 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:

  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: November 16, 2006 to November 17, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1684): February 23, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1684, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1649): June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 2, 2005 to April 23, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1587): April 14, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1587, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1557): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to September 12, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1485): August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1485, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1085): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3105): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • PennsylvaniaHURRICANE GLORIA, Incident Period: September 27, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-745): October 8, 1985, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-745, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

  • Germany (24%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Ireland (3%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (3%)

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

  • German (24%)
  • Irish (16%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • English (11%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Wayne County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,943 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 2,064 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 131 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 29 (0%)
  • Railroad: 16 (0%)
  • Taxi: 15 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 13 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 705 (4%)
  • Other means: 149 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 829 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $50,184.

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.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,797 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.10% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($18,109 average AGI)
2.59% relocated to other states ($19,688 average AGI)
Wayne County:

2.59%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lackawanna County, PA  1.39% ($37,330 average AGI)
to Pike County, PA  0.44% ($22,443)
to Susquehanna County, PA  0.25% ($28,843)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.20% ($37,300)
to Monroe County, PA  0.13% ($26,038)
to Sullivan County, NY  0.10% ($31,300)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.08% ($23,882)

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 2014: 11.3

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 live births in Wayne County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
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: 10,627 (8,879 aged, 1,748 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,050 (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, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (827)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (760)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (594)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (336)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (294)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (287)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (279)
  • Congestive heart failure (246)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (188)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (180)

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: 9793.990
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 181.590
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36215.98

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 852.070
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1265.140
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.95

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37.59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73.83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.97

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: 49,002
  • In family households: 41,040 (10,385 male householders, 3,567 female householders)
    11,114 spouses, 12,830 children (11,892 natural, 324 adopted, 614 stepchildren), 810 grandchildren, 284 brothers or sisters, 497 parents, 298 other relatives, 971 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,962 (3,385 male householders (2,743 living alone)), 3,288 female householders (2,861 living alone)), 1,289 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,820 (3,539 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,091 2-persons, 3,037 3-persons, 2,233 4-persons, 1,051 5-persons, 346 6-persons, 194 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,604 1-person, 937 2-persons, 78 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

8,142 married couples with children.
2,323 single-parent households (687 men, 1,636 women).

94.5% of residents of Wayne County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $314,126,000 ($6338 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:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 264
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,786
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,596
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,446
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,228
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,088
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,865
  • 1940 to 1949: 934
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,543
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 50
  • 3 rooms: 253
  • 4 rooms: 1,368
  • 5 rooms: 3,101
  • 6 rooms: 3,888
  • 7 rooms: 2,574
  • 8 rooms: 1,889
  • 9+ rooms: 1,637
  • 1 room: 37
  • 2 rooms: 128
  • 3 rooms: 603
  • 4 rooms: 858
  • 5 rooms: 774
  • 6 rooms: 583
  • 7 rooms: 254
  • 8 rooms: 223
  • 9+ rooms: 118
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 400
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,046
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,710
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,888
  • 5+ bedrooms: 706
  • no bedroom: 51
  • 1 bedroom: 827
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,168
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,104
  • 4 bedrooms: 316
  • 5+ bedrooms: 112
Cars and other vehicles available in Wayne County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 538
  • 1 vehicle: 4,374
  • 2 vehicles: 6,713
  • 3 vehicles: 2,426
  • 4 vehicles: 507
  • 5+ vehicles: 214
  • no vehicle: 643
  • 1 vehicle: 1,689
  • 2 vehicles: 921
  • 3 vehicles: 248
  • 4 vehicles: 39
  • 5+ vehicles: 38

67% of Wayne County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Pennsylvania.

Wayne County:

67.4%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 28629
  • Northeast: 14474
  • Midwest: 757
  • South: 1384
  • West: 654

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $101,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wayne County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (49.2%)
  • Electricity (17.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.3%)
  • Wood (9.0%)
  • Utility gas (7.5%)
  • Coal or coke (3.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39.2%)
  • Electricity (22.9%)
  • Utility gas (20.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.1%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • Coal or coke (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 368
Here:

6.6%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 153
Here:

5.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 324
Here:

32.5%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

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)

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
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, 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