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Wayne County, IN&

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0.65% decline
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3.11% growth
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0.8% growth
Median Property Value
2.28% growth


The economy of Wayne County, IN employs 28,665 people. The economy of Wayne County, IN is specialized in Manufacturing; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 1.94; 1.28; and 1.23 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wayne County, IN are Manufacturing (5,760), Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,077), and Retail trade (3,506), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,558), Transportation & Warehousing ($40,517), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,031).

Median household income in Wayne County, IN is $39,691. Males in Wayne County, IN have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,176. The income inequality of Wayne County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wayne County, IN. In Wayne County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 56 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,140. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Wayne County, IN is home to a population of 67,423 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wayne County, IN is composed of 59,769 White residents (88.6%), 3,274 Black residents (4.86%), 1,869 Hispanic residents (2.77%), 1,767 Two+ residents (2.62%), and 583 Asian residents (0.86%). The most common foreign languages in Wayne County, IN are Spanish (1,462 speakers), Other West Germanic (439 speakers), and German (313 speakers), but compared to other places, Wayne County, IN has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (439 speakers), German (313 speakers), and Hungarian (19 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Wayne County, IN awarded 1,012 degrees. The student population of Wayne County, IN is skewed towards females, with 359 male students and 653 female students. Most students in Wayne County, IN are White (840 and 83%), followed by Black or African American (39 and 3.85%), Hispanic or Latino (32 and 3.16%), and Unknown (18 and 1.78%). The largest universities in Wayne County, IN by number of graduates are Indiana University-East (752 and 74.3%), Earlham College (221 and 21.8%), and PJ's College of Cosmetology-Richmond (22 and 2.17%). The most popular majors in Wayne County, IN are General Business (177 and 17.5%), Registered Nursing (146 and 14.4%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (74 and 7.31%). The median tuition costs in Wayne County, IN are $44,370 for private four year colleges, and $6,478 and $18,088 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, IN is $94,300, which is 0.46 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $92,200 to $94,300, a 2.28% increase. The homeownership rate of Wayne County, IN is 67.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Wayne County, IN have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wayne County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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