Wayne County, MI

1,749,366 Population
612 square miles 2,858.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
17.6%
was 17.7%
Ranked 1st Highest in MI
Population Density
2,858.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
51.9%
was 51.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.9%
was 8.6%
Ranked 5th Highest in MI
Percent Under 18
24.0%
was 24.0%
Ranked 4th Highest in MI
Percent 65 and Over
14.4%
was 14.1%
Ranked 23rd Highest in MI

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5
was 7.3
Ranked 16th Lowest in MI
Percent Living in Poverty
22.7%
was 24.8%
Ranked 28th Lowest in MI
Median Household Income
$42,043
was $41,557
Ranked 28th Highest in MI
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.1
50.2
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
1,792
Ranked 65th Highest in MI
Patents per 100,000
42
Ranked 7th Highest in MI

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 16th Highest in MI
Violent Crimes per 100,000
0
Ranked 78th Highest in MI
Property Crimes per 100,000
0
Ranked 79th Highest in MI

 Housing

Total Housing Units
814,339
was 814,338
Ranked 1st Highest in MI
Median Rent
$823
was $809
Ranked 8th Highest in MI
Total Building Permits
1,025
was 857
 
Occupied Housing Units
677,208
was 667,521
 
Homeownership Rate
60.4%
was 61.3%
Ranked 27th Highest in MI
Single Family Building Permits
819
was 672
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,330.6
was 1,330.6
Ranked 1st Highest in MI
Rental Vacancy Rate
33.8%
was 36.2%
Ranked 9th Highest in MI
Multifamily Building Permits
206
was 185
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
Ranked 8th Highest in MI
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.3
was 1.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.6
was 0.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.9%
was 97.2%
Ranked 14th Highest in MI
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.2%
Ranked 23rd Highest in MI
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 99.3%
Ranked 15th Highest in MI

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.7%
was 85.5%
Ranked 29th Highest in MI
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
23.0%
was 22.6%
Ranked 16th Highest in MI

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