Wayne County MO Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 14,204
Daytime Population: Workers 3,829
Daytime Population: Residents 8,946
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,775
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 14,071
Population in Familes 11,301
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density2 19
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $32,996
Average Household Income $45,582
Per Capita Income $19,431


Total Housing Units 8,554 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,513 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,490 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,551 (29.8%)
Median Home Value $83,049
Average Home Value $106,753


Total Households 6,003
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 4,000
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 0.68% 0.65%
Households 0.68% 0.65%
Families 0.53% 0.54%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   2.2%


Wayne County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayne County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri 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 36th
Population Density # 89 23rd
Diversity Index # 97 17th
Median Household Income # 112 3rd
Per Capita Income # 106 9th

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