Wayne County MI Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 1,754,157
Daytime Population: Workers 809,058
Daytime Population: Residents 1,008,294
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,817,352
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 1,731,283
Population in Familes 1,383,764
Population in Group Qrtrs 22,874
Population Density2 2,866
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $44,205
Average Household Income $63,185
Per Capita Income $24,871


Total Housing Units 821,693 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 428,530 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 253,718 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 139,445 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $106,814
Average Home Value $146,996


Total Households 682,248
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 430,648
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 -0.51% -0.45%
Households -0.41% -0.39%
Families -0.62% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.38%


Wayne County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayne County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 50 41st
Per Capita Income # 42 51st

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