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Wayne County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 553.1 square miles
Population Density 221.7 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 124,583
Population change 1.6%
Under 5 years of age 6.8%
Under 18 24.2%
65 and over 14%
Females 50.8%
White 63.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 10.7
Asian 1.3%
Two or more races 2.2%
Black or African American 32%
Native American 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 82%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.4%
Veterans 11,977
Households and Housing
Households 47,330
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 82.7%
Median household income $41,731
The per capita income $21,557
Live below the poverty line. 22.1%
housing units 52,786
Multi-unit structures 14%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $108,600
Residents owning their homes. 60.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 7,871
Women-owned firms 28%
Asian-owned firms 3.4%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.1%
Black-owned firms 15.5%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,388,030
Retail sales per capita $12,251
Manufacturers shipments $1,474,760
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,094,520