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Wayne County, Michigan

U.S. County
Citation: U.S. Census Bureau (2016). American Community Survey (ACS) 1‑year estimates unless noted otherwise.

Demographics

1,749,366 Population
612.02 Square Miles
2,858.37 People Per Square Mile

Age

Median Age
37.8 years
Population By Age
Under 18 Years
23.98%
18 to 34
22.66%
35 to 64
38.97%
65 and Over
14.39%
Population By Age (Detailed)

Sex, Race & Ethnicity

Sex
Male
48.13%
Female
51.87%
Race & Ethnicity
*Hispanic includes respondents of any race. Other categories are non-Hispanic

Foreign Born and Place of Birth

Nativity
Foreign
8.92%
Native
91.08%
Place of Birth for Foreign Born Population
*Universe: Foreign-Born Population
Source: (ACS) 5-year estimates
Year of Entry for Foreign Born Population
2010 or Later
24.94%
2000 to 2009
26.29%
1990 to 1999
23.83%
Before 1990
24.93%
*Universe: Foreign-Born Population

Education

Education Attainment

Less Than High School
14.27%
High School Grad or Higher
85.73%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
23.01%
School Dropout Rate
In School
93.55%
Dropped Out
6.45%
*Universe Civilian Population 16 to 19 Years
Education Attainment for Population 25 and Over
*Universe: Population 25 Years and Over

Language

Population 5 Years and Over Who Speak Only English at Home
85.32%
Languages Other Than English Spoken At Home
*Universe: Population 5 Years and Over

Economics

Income

Per Capita Income
$25,269
Median Household Income
$43,464
Gini Index
0.5
Unemployment Rate
Employed
90.34%
Unemployed
9.66%
*Universe: Civilian Population In Labor Force 16+
Household Income
*Universe: Households

Poverty

Persons Below Poverty Level
22.66%
Population Under 18
Poverty
33.87%
Non-poverty
66.13%
Population 65 and Over
Poverty
12.3%
Non-poverty
87.7%

Transportation to Work

Average Commute to Work
25 minutes
Means of Transportation to Work
*Universe: Workers 16 Years and Over

Health Insurance

No Health Insurance Coverage
5.98%
With Health Insurance Coverage
94.02%
Public vs Private Health Coverage
*Universe: Noninstitutionalized Population

Households

Households

Average Household Size
2.55
Number of Households
677,208
Population by Household Type
*Universe: Population in Households

Marital Status

Single
59.8%
Married
40.2%
Marital Status Male
Never Married
44.58%
Now Married
42.04%
Widowed
3.11%
Divorced
10.27%
*Universe: Male Population 15 and Over
Marital Status Female
Never Married
39%
Now Married
38.55%
Widowed
9.4%
Divorced
13.05%
*Universe: Female Population 15 and Over

Fertility

Women 15-50 Who Had a Birth During Past Year
5.98%
Women Who Had a Birth During Past Year by Age
*Universe: Women 15-50 Years

Housing

Units & Occupancy

Number of Housing Units
814,339
Occupancy Status
Occupied
83.16%
Vacant
16.84%
*Universe: Housing Units
Occupied Housing Units
Owner Occupied
60.36%
Renter Occupied
39.64%
*Universe: Occupied Housing Units
Vacant Housing Units
For Rent
13.33%
For Sale
7.96%
Other
78.7%
*Universe: Vacant housing units

Housing Unit Structure

Median Year Structure Built
1955
Types of Structures
Single Unit
75.94%
Multi Unit
22.5%
Mobile Home
1.56%
Boat, RV, Van, etc.
0.02%
*Universe: Housing Units
Mortgage Status
With Mortgage
54.2%
Without Mortgage
45.8%
*Universe: Owner Occupied Housing Units
Year Householder Moved Into Unit
*Universe: Population in Occupied Housing Units

House Value

Median Value
$105,300
Median Gross Rent
$823
Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units
*Universe: Owner-occupied Housing Units

Geographical Mobility

Moved Since Previous Year
13.78%
Residence 1 Year Ago
*Universe: Population 1 Year and Over

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