Wayne County is located in southeast Illinois. The County Seat is Fairfield and the largest city is Fairfield. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.fairfield-il.com/county.html. The 2014 population estimate is 16,543 and the 2010 census population was 16,760. The land area is 713.81 square miles and there are 23.5 persons per square mile.
97.8% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 86.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $75,700, there are 7,063 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,526, the median household income is $43,605, and 14.7% of the persons in Wayne County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,653. Retail sales (in $1000) were $146,263, and sales per capita were $8,814. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.8%.
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