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Wayne County, Mississippi

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Wayne County, Mississippi
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
19,703
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
19,703
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
19,583
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
19,778
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
19,778
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
-0.4%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 19,779
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 20,747
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.3%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
58.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
40.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 564
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 4.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 9,145
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 87.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $89,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,052
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $370
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $771
Building permits, 2022 6
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 7,410
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.65
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 93.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 6.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 87.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 78.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 82.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 19.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 14.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
16.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 54.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 51.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 41,545
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 28,659
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 180,149
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $8,809
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 30.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $34,875
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $24,479
Persons in poverty, percent
26.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 354
Total employment, 2021 4,746
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 205,497
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 13.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 1,746
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 399
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 349
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 322
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 24.4
Population per square mile, 2010 25.6
Land area in square miles, 2020 810.72
Land area in square miles, 2010 810.75
FIPS Code 28153
Value Notes

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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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