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Wayne County, Michigan Facts

Facts
State Michigan
Land area 612.1 square miles
Population Density 2,974.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 1,775,273
Population change -2.5%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 24.3%
65 and over 13.5%
Females 51.9%
White 54.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5.6
Asian 2.9%
Two or more races 2.3%
Black or African American 39.6%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 84%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 21.3%
Veterans 105,562
Households and Housing
Households 670,987
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.7%
Median household income $41,184
The per capita income $22,308
Live below the poverty line. 24.5%
housing units 816,549
Multi-unit structures 23%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $86,800
Residents owning their homes. 64.8%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 137,728
Women-owned firms 36.7%
Asian-owned firms 3.7%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.9%
Black-owned firms 28.6%
Native American-owned firms 0.8%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0.2%
Retail sales $17,275,751
Retail sales per capita $8,720
Manufacturers shipments $55,896,948
Merchant wholesaler sales $26,102,859