Wayne County Economic Development Council

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Strong Incentives
Tax credits, abatements, grants, low-cost financing Foreign Trade Zone and more.

Business-Friendly Climate
Effective community and government partnerships locally and throughout Northeast Ohio.

Access to Markets
Central location with great ground, rail, water and air accessibility.

High Quality of Life
Small town hospitality and country living with big city opportunities.

Leading Ag-Bioscience Infrastructure
Premier research facilities and infrastructure.

Low Cost of Doing Business

Energy, labor and occupancy costs among the nation’s most affordable.

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A Growing Population to Serve Workforce Needs

The 2011 population estimate for Wayne County, Ohio is 114,611.

                      2004                        2000                         1990                  2015
Population   113,577                 111,564                   101,461             118,600

 

General Characteristics

Number

Percent (%)

Total Population

114,520

100

 Male

56,599

49.4

 Female

57,921

50.6

Median age (yr.)

38.3

(X)

Under 5 yrs.

7,791

6.8

18 yrs. and over

85,375

74.6

65 yrs. and over

16,687

14.6

RACE

 

 

One Race

112,905

98.6

 White

109,543

95.7

 Black/African American

1,712

1.5

 American Indian/Alaska

183

0.2

 Asian

874

0.8

 Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

26

0.0

 Some other race

567

0.5

Two or more races

1,615

1.4

Hispanic/Latino(any race)

1800

1.6


Quick Facts:

From 2006-2010:
  • 88.5% of residents lived in the same house for 1 year or more 
  • 1.6% residents were foreign born.
  • 10.2% reported language other than English spoken at home      
  • 84.7 % of residents, aged 25 or over, had a high school degree
  • 19.1% of residents, age 25+ had a bachelor’s degree
  • There were 8616 veterans
  • Hosuing units in 2010: 45,847
  • Home ownership rate:75.7%
  • Median value of owner-occupied housing units: 136,800
  • Households: 42,395
  • Persons per household: 2.64
  • Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars):$22,645
  • Median household income: 48,37
Source: U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts 2011

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