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Wayne County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 713.8 square miles
Population Density 23.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 16,612
Population change -0.9%
Under 5 years of age 6%
Under 18 22.7%
65 and over 19.7%
Females 50.8%
White 97.8
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.3
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 0.9%
Black or African American 0.5%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 86%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 11.8%
Veterans 1,454
Households and Housing
Households 7,063
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 90.8%
Median household income $43,605
The per capita income $22,526
Live below the poverty line. 14.7%
housing units 7,865
Multi-unit structures 6%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $75,700
Residents owning their homes. 79.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,653
Women-owned firms 23.8%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $146,263
Retail sales per capita $8,814
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $126,570