Wayne County IA Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 6,384
Population in Households 6,293
Population in Familes 5,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density1 12
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 2,627
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,720
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,042 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 585 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 574 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $73,366
Average Home Value $118,928


Median Household Income $40,681
Average Household Income $51,936
Per Capita Income $21,522
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.14%
Households -0.15% -0.21%
Families -0.28% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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 IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayne County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa 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 # 94 6th
Population Density1 # 96 4th
Diversity Index2 # 75 24th
Median Household Income # 98 2nd
Per Capita Income # 99 1st

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