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REPORT SHOW INCREASES IN WAYNE COUNTY INCOME, YOUTH POPULATION

(Wayne County, IN)--The new Kids Count report is out, and it shows continued economic growth for Wayne County residents.  The average annual per capita income for Wayne County residents now stands at $37,600.  That’s up by about $1200 from the year before, but it’s also nearly $5000 more per resident per year than it was five years ago.  Still, Wayne County residents’ annual income is lagging behind the state average by about $5500.  Wayne County’s overall population is shrinking.  But the good news is that its number of young adults is holding relatively steady.  The latest numbers show that there are 5940 residents in the county who are between the ages of 18 and 24.  That’s only 34 less than the year before and a couple hundred fewer than five years ago.  The number of 18-20 years olds is actually higher now than it’s been at any point in the last four years.

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