Wayne County IA Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 6,372
Daytime Population: Workers 2,325
Daytime Population: Residents 3,597
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,922
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 6,281
Population in Familes 5,084
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density2 12
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $42,452
Average Household Income $53,526
Per Capita Income $22,202


Total Housing Units 3,201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,044 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 581 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 576 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $75,446
Average Home Value $122,627


Total Households 2,625
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,711
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 -0.07% -0.19%
Households -0.14% -0.23%
Families -0.31% -0.33%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   2.94%


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, 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 # 94 6th
Population Density # 96 4th
Diversity Index # 79 21st
Median Household Income # 97 3rd
Per Capita Income # 98 2nd

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