Wayne County is located in south central Kentucky. The County Seat is Monticello and the largest city is Monticello. The Official Web Site is located at http://waynecounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 20,486 and the 2010 census population was 20,813. The land area is 458.17 square miles and there are 45.4 persons per square mile.
96.3% of the population is White, 1.8% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 69.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,500, there are 8,083 households, an average of 2.54 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,396, the median household income is $29,497, and 24.3% of the persons in Wayne County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,555. Retail sales (in $1000) were $152,513, and sales per capita were $7,412. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 18.6%.
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