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Wayne County, MI
The county was named for Gen. Anthony Wayne

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Wayne County is one of 83 counties in Michigan.

The county is in the Detroit metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 2,016,202. This was a decrease of  -2.18% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$40,776
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wayne County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Wayne County was $27,684. This was an increase of 18.0% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 90% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Detroit
Census 2000 highlights: Eleventh largest county in the nation (by population); fourth largest black population; ranked No. 4 among the nation's counties in population decline during the 1990s, with a loss of 50,525 people

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11% of Wayne County residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wayne County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Wayne County include Adat Shalom Memorial Park, Beth El Memorial Park, Bethel Memorial Park, Betholem Cemetery, Bloomdale Cemetery, Bnai-David Cemetery, Butler Family Cemetery, Cadillac Memorial Gardens West Cemetery, Chubb Cemetery, Clarenceville Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Wayne County include Allen Park, Belle Isle, Belleville, Boston-Edison, Brownstown, Brush Park, Canton, Chandler Park, Conant Gardens, Corktown ... View communities

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Colleges in Wayne County include College for Creative Studies, Davenport University - Dearborn, Henry Ford Community College, Lewis College of Business, Madonna University, Marygrove College, Michigan Theological Seminary, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Schoolcraft College, University of Detroit Mercy ... View colleges

School districts in Wayne County include Allen Park Public Schools, City of Harper Woods Schools, Crestwood Schools District, Dearborn City Schools District, Dearborn Heights Schools District #7, Detroit City Schools District, Ecorse Public Schools District, Flat Rock Community Schools, Garden City Schools District, Gibraltar Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Wayne County include Alfred Noble Branch Library, Allen Park Public Library, Bacon Memorial District Library, Bowen Branch Library, Bryant Branch Library, Campbell Annex, Canton Public Library, Carl Sandburg Branch Library, Caroline Kennedy Library, Chandler Park Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Wayne County include Belleville Enterprise, Belleville View, Canton Eagle, Dearborn Press & Guide, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Downriver News-Herald, Grosse Pointe News, Ile Camera, Inkster Ledger Star ... View newspapers

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Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wayne County political report.

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Airports in Wayne County include Detroit City, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Hotels in Wayne County include Amerisuites, Atheneum Suite Hotel, Baymont Inn, Baymont Inn, Best Value Inn & Suites, Best Value Inn Detroit Dearborn, Best Value Inn Taylor, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Greenfield Inn ... More hotels

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