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Statistics and Facts of Wayne County Michigan

Cities in this county include: Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn, Westland, Canton, Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Redford, Lincoln Park, Southgate.

County population in 2005: 1,998,217 (99% urban, 1% rural)
County owner-occupied houses and condos: 511,936
Renter-occupied apartments: 256,504
% of renters here: 33%
State: 26%

Land area: 614 sq. mi.
Water area: 58.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 3254 people per square mile (very high).

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2005: 19.5%
Wayne County: 19.5%
Michigan: 13.2%

Median age of residents in 2005: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 36 years old)

Type of workers:
Private wage or salary: 84%
Government: 12%
Self-employed, not incorporated: 3%
Unpaid family work: 0%

Median resident age: 34.0 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Males: 988,933 (48.0%)
Females: 1,072,229 (52.0%)

Average wage per job in 2003: $44,173
County population in 2003: 2,029,256
Jobs in 2003: 875,051

Total labor force in 2004: 918,630
Unemployment rate in 2004: 8.6%

Average household size:
Wayne County: 2.6 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Median household income in 2005: $40,881
2005 median house value: $135,900
Median contract rent in 2005: $548
Median monthly housing costs in 2005: $831

Estimated median household income in 2005: $42,028 ($40,776 in 2000)
This county $42,028
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $134,546
Wayne County $134,546
Michigan: $149,300

Median montly rent in 2000: $530
Median monthly costs for houses with a mortgage in Wayne County in 2000: $942

Neighboring counties: Macomb County, Monroe County, Oakland County, Washtenaw County.

Current college students: 110,846
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%

Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.7%

Agriculture in Wayne County
Average size of farms: 67 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $86390
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1889.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.32%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $75744
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.41%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53727
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.91
Corn for grain: 2350 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 357 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 7251 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1336 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 144 acres

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 493.17 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here: 6.0
State: 6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here: 4.4
State: 4.1

Private vs. public school enrollment:
Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 30,189
Here: 10.8%
Michigan: 11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11,493
Here: 9.1%
Michigan: 8.7%

Students in private undegraduate colleges: 18,920
Here: 21.0%
Michigan: 16.5%

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