Wayne County KY Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 20,784
Daytime Population: Workers 6,402
Daytime Population: Residents 13,046
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,448
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 20,453
Population in Familes 16,820
Population in Group Qrtrs 331
Population Density2 45
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $30,812
Average Household Income $43,581
Per Capita Income $18,258


Total Housing Units 10,850 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,981 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,600 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,269 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $83,889
Average Home Value $113,317


Total Households 8,581
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,795
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.03%
Households -0.1% -0.09%
Families -0.28% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.41%


Wayne County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayne County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky 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 # 55 55th
Population Density # 77 36th
Diversity Index # 53 57th
Median Household Income # 103 15th
Per Capita Income # 98 19th

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