Wayne County NE Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

Wayne County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,528
Daytime Population: Workers 4,947
Daytime Population: Residents 4,145
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,092
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 8,443
Population in Familes 6,283
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,085
Population Density2 22
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $55,206
Average Household Income $64,897
Per Capita Income $24,889


Total Housing Units 3,877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,240 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,344 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 293 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $136,470
Average Home Value $180,167


Total Households 3,584
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,165
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% 0.18%
Households 0.3% 0.28%
Families 0.06% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.32%


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, 2017 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 Density # 22 77th
Diversity Index # 29 70th
Median Household Income # 15 85th
Per Capita Income # 79 16th

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