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The 2000 Census showed that Wayne County had a population of 19,923 people. This represented 0.49% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 54th most populous county (out of 120 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Wayne had a population of 20,748 people. This is an increase of 4.14% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201020,813+4.47%+0.31% since 2009
200920,748+4.14%+0.39% since 2008
200820,668+3.74%+0.44% since 2007
200720,577+3.28%+0.63% since 2006
200420,417+2.48%+0.5% since 2003
200320,315+1.97%+1.23% since 2002
200220,069+0.73%+0.54% since 2001
200119,961+0.19%+0.19% since 2000
200019,923The Last Census

Wayne County had 9,789 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Wayne County has a total area<3> of 484.2 square miles [1,254 km²]. Of this total, 459.4 square miles [1,189 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (5.12%) being water (24.8 square miles [64.2 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Wayne County had a population density of 43.37 people per square mile [16.74 people/km²], making it the state's 77th most densely populated county (out of 120 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Wayne County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Wayne and the state of Kentucky.

Click here for the Wayne County QuickFact (QF-21231).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ClintonQF-21053   SW9,4039,634-2.4%
McCrearyQF-21147   E17,79517,0804.19%
PulaskiQF-21199   NE60,85356,2178.25%
RussellQF-21207   NW17,37716,3156.51%
Pickett (TN)QF-47137   SW4,7834,945-3.28%
Scott (TN)QF-47151   SE21,86621,1273.5%

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Census QuickFact for Wayne County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Wayne. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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