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Wayne County, MI&

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Population
1.75M
0.57% decline
Median Age
37.8
Median Household Income
$43,464
4.59% growth
Poverty Rate
22.7%
Number of Employees
737,706
3.55% growth
Median Property Value
$105,300
14% growth

About the photo: Crosswinds Marsh County Park was once farm fields but is now one of the largest man-made marshes in the country with more than 5 miles of foot trails.

Economy

The economy of Wayne County, MI employs 737,706 people. The economy of Wayne County, MI is specialized in Manufacturing; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 1.87; 1.21; and 1.14 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wayne County, MI are Manufacturing (130,262), Healthcare & Social Assistance (112,014), and Retail trade (78,334), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,172), Utilities ($56,655), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($54,038).

Median household income in Wayne County, MI is $43,464. Males in Wayne County, MI have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,636. The income inequality of Wayne County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485 which is approximately the same as the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wayne County, MI. In Wayne County, MI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 66 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,472. Wayne County, MI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Michigan.

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Diversity

Wayne County, MI is home to a population of 1.75M people, from which 96.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wayne County, MI is composed of 867,076 White residents (49.6%), 676,034 Black residents (38.6%), 101,927 Hispanic residents (5.83%), 53,917 Asian residents (3.08%), and 41,225 Two+ residents (2.36%). The most common foreign languages in Wayne County, MI are Arabic (71,107 speakers), Spanish (67,648 speakers), and Other Indic (12,629 speakers), but compared to other places, Wayne County, MI has a relative high number of Arabic (71,107 speakers), Other Indic (12,629 speakers), and Hungarian (1,094 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Wayne County, MI awarded 21,018 degrees. The student population of Wayne County, MI is skewed towards females, with 8,191 male students and 12,827 female students. Most students in Wayne County, MI are White (11,266 and 53.6%), followed by Black or African American (5,077 and 24.2%), Unknown (1,218 and 5.8%), and Asian (815 and 3.88%). The largest universities in Wayne County, MI by number of graduates are Wayne State University (6,299 and 30%), Wayne County Community College District (2,771 and 13.2%), and University of Michigan-Dearborn (1,917 and 9.1%). The most popular majors in Wayne County, MI are Registered Nursing (658 and 3.13%), General Psychology (556 and 2.65%), and General Biological Sciences (381 and 1.81%). The median tuition costs in Wayne County, MI are $19,500 for private four year colleges, and $11,821 and $27,133 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, MI is $105,300, which is 0.51 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $92,400 to $105,300, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate of Wayne County, MI is 60.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Wayne County, MI have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wayne County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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