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Wayne County, Michigan

U.S. County
Citation: U.S. Census Bureau (2019). American Community Survey (ACS) 5‑year estimates.

Demographics

1,757,299 Population
611.78 Square Miles
2,872.44 People Per Square Mile

Age

Median Age
37.9 years
Population By Age
Under 18 Years
23.77%
18 to 34
22.8%
35 to 64
38.38%
65 and Over
15.05%
Population By Age (Detailed)

Sex, Race & Ethnicity

Sex
Male
48.15%
Female
51.85%
Race & Ethnicity
*Hispanic includes respondents of any race. Other categories are non-Hispanic

Foreign Born and Place of Birth

Nativity
Foreign
9.07%
Native
90.93%
Place of Birth for Foreign Born Population
*Universe: Foreign-Born Population
Year of Entry for Foreign Born Population
2010 or Later
26.33%
2000 to 2009
25.13%
1990 to 1999
23.65%
Before 1990
24.89%
*Universe: Foreign-Born Population

Education

Education Attainment

Less Than High School
13.52%
High School Grad or Higher
86.48%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
23.93%
School Dropout Rate
In School
94.68%
Dropped Out
5.32%
*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
85.37%
Languages Other Than English Spoken At Home
*Universe: Population 5 Years and Over

Economics

Income

Per Capita Income
$27,282
Median Household Income
$47,301
Gini Index
0.5
Unemployment Rate
Employed
90.8%
Unemployed
9.2%
*Universe: Civilian Population In Labor Force 16+
Household Income
*Universe: Households

Poverty

Persons Below Poverty Level
22.31%
Population Under 18
Poverty
33.69%
Non-poverty
66.31%
Population 65 and Over
Poverty
12.84%
Non-poverty
87.16%

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
6.27%
With Health Insurance Coverage
93.73%
Public vs Private Health Coverage
*Universe: Noninstitutionalized Population

Households

Households

Average Household Size
2.54
Number of Households
682,282
Population by Household Type
*Universe: Population in Households

Marital Status

Single
59.75%
Married
40.25%
Marital Status Male
Never Married
44.35%
Now Married
42.08%
Widowed
3.06%
Divorced
10.51%
*Universe: Male Population 15 and Over
Marital Status Female
Never Married
38.75%
Now Married
38.61%
Widowed
9.78%
Divorced
12.86%
*Universe: Female Population 15 and Over

Fertility

Women 15-50 Who Had a Birth During Past Year
5.52%
Women Who Had a Birth During Past Year by Age
*Universe: Women 15-50 Years

Housing

Units & Occupancy

Number of Housing Units
815,102
Occupancy Status
Occupied
83.71%
Vacant
16.29%
*Universe: Housing Units
Occupied Housing Units
Owner Occupied
62.02%
Renter Occupied
37.98%
*Universe: Occupied Housing Units
Vacant Housing Units
For Rent
10.56%
For Sale
8.05%
Other
81.39%
*Universe: Vacant housing units

Housing Unit Structure

Median Year Structure Built
1955
Types of Structures
Single Unit
75.54%
Multi Unit
22.78%
Mobile Home
1.68%
Boat, RV, Van, etc.
0.01%
*Universe: Housing Units
Mortgage Status
With Mortgage
52.49%
Without Mortgage
47.51%
*Universe: Owner Occupied Housing Units
Year Householder Moved Into Unit
*Universe: Population in Occupied Housing Units

House Value

Median Value
$113,000
Median Gross Rent
$875
Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units
*Universe: Owner-occupied Housing Units

Geographical Mobility

Moved Since Previous Year
12.73%
Residence 1 Year Ago
*Universe: Population 1 Year and Over

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