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The 2000 Census showed that Wayne County had a population of 2,509 people. This represented 0.11% of the total population of Utah, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 29 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Wayne had a population of 2,601 people. This is an increase of 3.67% 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
20102,778+10.72%+6.81% since 2009
20092,601+3.67%+1.68% since 2008
20082,558+1.95%+2.85% since 2007
20072,487-0.88%+1.02% since 2006
20062,462-1.87%+2.5% since 2005
20052,402-4.26%-0.7% since 2004
20042,419-3.59%-1.63% since 2003
20032,459-1.99%-2.19% since 2002
20022,514+0.2%+0.28% since 2001
20002,509The Last Census

Wayne County had 1,329 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Wayne County has a total area<3> of 2,466 square miles [6,388 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (6.15 square miles [15.93 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Wayne County had a population density of 1.02 people per square mile [0.39 people/km²], making it the state's 22nd most densely populated county (out of 29 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 Utah.

Click here for the Wayne County QuickFact (QF-49055).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Wayne County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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
EmeryQF-49015   NE10,62910,860-2.13%
GarfieldQF-49017   SW4,6254,735-2.32%
GrandQF-49019   E9,6608,48513.85%
PiuteQF-49031   W1,4311,435-0.28%
San JuanQF-49037   SE15,04914,4134.41%
SevierQF-49041   NW19,97618,8426.02%

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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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