County population in 2012: 51,955 (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:
Land area: 729 sq. mi. Water area: 21.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 73 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wayne County: 96.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.0%), Retail trade (14.7%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,844 (1.1%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,841 (1.1%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.6%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.3% for Black residents, 32.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.4% for American Indian residents, 15.3% for other race residents, 23.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Wayne County: Cricket Hill Golf Course (A), Elk Forest Resort Golf Course (B), Mount Tone Ski Area (C), Purdytown (D), B'nai B'rith Camp (E), Balls Eddy (F), Five Mile Point (G), Shuman Point (H), Mangan Cove (I), Farrell Corners (J), Finnegan Corners (K), Berlin Center (L), Gardinier Corners (M), White Mills Station (N), Pleasant Mount Fish Hatchery (O), Buckingham Access Point (P), Red Schoolhouse Corner (Q), Camp Blue Ridge (R), Camp Chicopee (S), Camp Equinunk (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Wayne County include: Union Church (A), Saint Marys Church (B), Maple Grove Church (C), Rileyville Church (D), Free Church (E), Mission Chapel (F), Russian Monastery (G), Saint Bernards Church (H), Saint Cecilia Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Vine Hill Cemetery (1), Bolkcom Cemetery (2), Zion Cemetery (3), South Canaan Cemetery (4), Hillcrest Cemetery (5), Hillside Cemetery (6), Glass Factory Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Little Beach Pond (A), Mud Pond (B), Fork Mountain Pond (C), Lake Quinn (D), Gredlein Pond (E), Mud Pond (F), Little Mud Pond (G), Coxton Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolf Lake Run (A), West Fork Lehigh River (B), Red Shale Brook (C), Purdy Creek (D), West Branch Dyberry Creek (E), Webster Creek (F), Jones Creek (G), Moss Hollow Creek (H), Johnson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Wayne County include: Tobyhanna State Park (1), State Game Lands Number 299 (2), State Game Lands Number 300 (3), Varden Conservation Area (4), Prompton State Park (5), State Game Lands Number 159 (6), State Game Lands Number 70 (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
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
Wayne County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 6.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Wayne County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 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 the 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 On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 68.0 miles away from Wayne County center On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 93.5 miles away from the county center On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 98.0 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
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: FEMA-DR-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: FEMA-DR-1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
Pennsylvania Hurricane 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
Pennsylvania Severe 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
Pennsylvania Tropical 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
Pennsylvania Severe 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
Pennsylvania Flooding, 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
Pennsylvania Blizzard, 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
Pennsylvania Severe 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
Pennsylvania HURRICANE 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: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
Registered nurses (4%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
United Kingdom (8%)
Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (3%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Wayne County (%):
United States or American (6%)
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 2005 was $45,801.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2005 and 2006.1,000 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
6.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,938 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.72% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($18,843 average AGI)
3.00% relocated to other states ($17,095 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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 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
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 11,711 (10,032 aged, 1,679 disabled) 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:
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.
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:
52 per 1000 residents
61 per 1000 residents
62 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +57
+1 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +2,961
+59 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 415
2000 to 2004: 1,174
1990 to 1999: 5,112
1980 to 1989: 7,302
1970 to 1979: 5,957
1960 to 1969: 2,632
1950 to 1959: 2,282
1940 to 1949: 1,071
1939 or earlier: 6,921
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wayne County, Pennsylvania
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 28629
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