|Wayne County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
557 sq mi (1,443 km²)
553 sq mi (1,432 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.74%
205/sq mi (79/km²)
Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 113,329. It is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Goldsboro6.
History[edit | edit source]
Law and government[edit | edit source]
Wayne County is a member of the regional Eastern Carolina Council of Governments.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Townships[edit | edit source]
Adjacent Counties[edit | edit source]
- Wilson County - north
- Greene County - east-northeast
- Lenoir County - east-southeast
- Duplin County - south
- Sampson County - southwest
- Johnston County - west
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the census² of 2000, there were 113,329 people, 42,612 households, and 30,254 families residing in the county. The population density was 79/km² (205/sq mi). There were 47,313 housing units at an average density of 33/km² (86/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 61.28% White, 33.02% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.07% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 4.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 42,612 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.60% were married couples living together, 15.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,942, and the median income for a family was $40,492. Males had a median income of $28,396 versus $21,854 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,010. About 10.20% of families and 13.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 15.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
- Mount Olive
- Seven Springs
- Walnut Creek
Newspapers serving Wayne County[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]
- Wayne County government official website
- Goldsboro, NC - County Seat and Largest City in Wayne County, NC
- Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base
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