Wayne County NC Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

Wayne County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 124,775
Population in Households 121,368
Population in Familes 100,176
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,407
Population Density1 226
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 48,957
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 33,152
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 54,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,647 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,310 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,279 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $181,018
Average Home Value $223,027


Median Household Income $39,369
Average Household Income $51,799
Per Capita Income $20,407
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.41% 0.48%
Households 0.55% 0.54%
Families 0.36% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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, 2014 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 # 24 77th
Population Density1 # 24 77th
Diversity Index2 # 12 89th
Median Household Income # 51 50th
Per Capita Income # 56 45th

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