Wayne County TN Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

Wayne County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,211
Daytime Population: Workers 4,481
Daytime Population: Residents 10,037
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,518
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 15,047
Population in Familes 12,577
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,164
Population Density2 23
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $37,298
Average Household Income $47,467
Per Capita Income $18,713


Total Housing Units 7,572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,807 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,413 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,352 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $88,261
Average Home Value $121,848


Total Households 6,220
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 4,312
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.15% -0.12%
Households 0.19% -0.11%
Families 0.03% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.82%


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, 2017 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 Density # 93 3rd
Diversity Index # 50 48th
Median Household Income # 66 32nd
Per Capita Income # 86 11th

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