Wayne County NC Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

Wayne County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 126,520
Population in Households 123,544
Population in Familes 101,741
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,976
Population Density1 229
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 49,224
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 33,197
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 55,123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,163 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,061 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,899 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $119,470
Average Home Value $151,301


Median Household Income $43,322
Average Household Income $58,072
Per Capita Income $23,070
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.44%
Households 0.4% 0.41%
Families 0.23% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Wayne County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayne County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 76th
Population Density1 # 24 77th
Diversity Index2 # 11 90th
Median Household Income # 46 55th
Per Capita Income # 51 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.