Wayne County is located in southeast Michigan. The County Seat is Detroit and the largest city is Detroit. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.waynecounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 1,764,804 and the 2010 census population was 1,820,641. The land area is 612.08 square miles and there are 2974.4 persons per square mile.
54.7% of the population is White, 39.6% is Black or African American, 5.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 84.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $86,800, there are 670,987 households, an average of 2.66 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,308, the median household income is $41,184, and 24.5% of the persons in Wayne County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 137,728. Retail sales (in $1000) were $17,275,751, and sales per capita were $8,720. The percentage of black-owned firms is 28.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 36.7%.
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