Wayne County TN Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

Wayne County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,381
Population in Households 15,241
Population in Familes 12,743
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,140
Population Density1 24
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 6,328
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 4,389
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,856 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,472 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,360 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $84,921
Average Home Value $117,355


Median Household Income $34,648
Average Household Income $44,635
Per Capita Income $17,777
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.24%
Households 0.49% 0.34%
Families 0.32% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Wayne County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayne County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 75 22nd
Population Density1 # 93 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 50 48th
Median Household Income # 70 27th
Per Capita Income # 85 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.