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Wayne County, Michigan

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Table

Wayne County, Michigan
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,793,561
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,774,816
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
1,793,561
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,793,561
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,820,584
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.8%
Female persons, percent
51.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
54.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
38.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
49.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 77,139
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 9.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 815,510
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 62.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $122,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,320
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $506
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $896
Building permits, 2021 2,240
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 694,858
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.49
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 87.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 14.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 89.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 80.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 87.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 25.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 11.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 55.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,238,773
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,420,402
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 56,638,522
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,409,409
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,713
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $49,359
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $28,403
Persons in poverty, percent
20.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 32,586
Total employment, 2020 669,584
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 38,390,630
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 132,583
All firms, 2012 151,746
Men-owned firms, 2012 69,371
Women-owned firms, 2012 71,897
Minority-owned firms, 2012 70,996
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 77,652
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 12,688
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 134,610
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,974.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 612.08
FIPS Code 26163
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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