Wayne County WV Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

Wayne County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 43,000
Population in Households 42,754
Population in Familes 35,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 246
Population Density2 85
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $41,607
Average Household Income $54,773
Per Capita Income $22,381


Total Housing Units 19,796 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,276 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,221 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,299 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $95,370
Average Home Value $117,705


Total Households 17,497
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 12,085
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 0.15% -0.22%
Households 0.1% -0.25%
Families -0.04% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.14%


Wayne County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayne County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 14 76th
Population Density # 18 69th
Diversity Index # 52 7th
Median Household Income # 19 67th
Per Capita Income # 30 47th

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