Wayne County NE Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

Wayne County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,553
Population in Households 8,460
Population in Familes 6,326
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,093
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 3,611
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,203
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,209 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,402 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $131,505
Average Home Value $180,862


Median Household Income $53,140
Average Household Income $63,013
Per Capita Income $24,299
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% 0.22%
Households 0.47% 0.4%
Families 0.35% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Wayne County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayne County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 71st
Population Density1 # 22 77th
Diversity Index2 # 29 70th
Median Household Income # 15 85th
Per Capita Income # 73 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.