Wayne County is located in east-central Indiana. The County Seat is Richmond and the largest city is Richmond. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.wayne.in.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 67,671 and the 2010 census population was 69,003. The land area is 401.74 square miles and there are 171.5 persons per square mile.
91% of the population is White, 5% is Black or African American, 2.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.6% is two or more races. 83.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $94,100, there are 28,185 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,114, the median household income is $38,350, and 21.8% of the persons in Wayne County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,610. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,004,328, and sales per capita were $14,748. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 17.4%.
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