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FAST FACTS ABOUT WAYNE COUNTY


Founded: 1842
Land in square miles: 512.3
Population: 42,481
Percentage minorities: 1.4%
Percentage rural: 61.4%
Median age: 41.2
Percentage 65 or older: 16.5%
Birth rate per 1,000 population: 52
Median household income: $35,079
High school graduate or higher: 78.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
Home ownership: 76.7%
Median home value: $85,500


Source: This information is from the 2010 U.S. Census and the U.S. Geological Survey. In 2010, West Virginia as a whole had 6.1 percent minorities, a median age of 41.1, median household income of $38,380, and a 74.6 percent homeownership rate.