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Wayne County, Mississippi

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Wayne County, Mississippi
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 19,779
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 20,747
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 685
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 1.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,532
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 85.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $78,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $933
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $349
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $549
Building permits, 2021 2
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 7,967
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 95.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 3.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 85.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 71.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 20.6%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 16.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 53.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 51.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 44,959
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 279,850
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 183,856
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,899
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 32.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $33,612
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $23,892
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 362
Total employment, 2020 4,186
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 167,394
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -1.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,518
All firms, 2012 1,547
Men-owned firms, 2012 852
Women-owned firms, 2012 614
Minority-owned firms, 2012 589
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 914
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 76
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,426
Population per square mile, 2010 25.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 810.75
FIPS Code 28153
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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