Wayne County IL Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 16,480
Daytime Population: Workers 6,278
Daytime Population: Residents 9,187
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,465
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 16,404
Population in Familes 13,541
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density2 23
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $43,540
Average Household Income $56,502
Per Capita Income $23,998


Total Housing Units 7,927 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,351 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,637 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 939 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $78,813
Average Home Value $101,990


Total Households 6,988
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 4,720
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 -0.23% -0.33%
Households -0.22% -0.33%
Families -0.38% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.65%


Wayne County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayne County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents in Illinois 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 # 67 35th
Population Density # 91 12th
Diversity Index # 88 16th
Median Household Income # 85 18th
Per Capita Income # 75 27th

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