Wayne County is located in south-eastern Georgia. The County Seat is Jesup and the largest city is Jesup. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.wayne.ga.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 29,949 and the 2010 census population was 30,099. The land area is 641.78 square miles and there are 46.9 persons per square mile.
76.4% of the population is White, 20.5% is Black or African American, 6.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 81.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,400, there are 10,171 households, an average of 2.76 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,270, the median household income is $35,830, and 22.7% of the persons in Wayne County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,102. Retail sales (in $1000) were $310,344, and sales per capita were $10,703. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24%.
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