Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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Wayne County

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Wayne County

Population & Demographics

Location

Time Zone

Central Time Zone

Grand Division

Middle Tennessee

Area (Square Miles)

734.1

County Seat

Waynesboro

Metropolitan Area

South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area

ECD Region

Southern Middle

Population

Population

(2014)

17,021

Population

(2019)

16,232

Population Change

(2014 - 2019)

-4.60%

Population Forecast

(2040)

15,211

Foreign Born Population

183

Foreign Born Persons (Percentage of Population)

1.10%

Language Other Than English Spoken At Home

1.70%

Civilian Veteran Population

1,260

Race (Percentage of Population)

White Alone

89.90%

Black or African American, alone

5.50%

American Indian And Alaska Native, alone

0.10%

Asian, alone

0.20%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, alone

0.00%

Some Other Race, alone

1.40%

Two or More Races

2.90%

Hispanic or Latino

2.30%

Age (Percentage of Population)
Male
Female
Total

Under 5 Years Old

Male: 4.70%

Female: 5.30%

Total: 4.90%

Under 18 Years Old

Male: 18.30%

Female: 18.30%

Total: 18.30%

18-64 Years Old

Male: 66.30%

Female: 59.00%

Total: 63.00%

65 Years and Over

Male: 15.40%

Female: 22.70%

Total: 18.70%

Median Age

Male: 39.6

Female: 46.7

Total: 43

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2015-2019 5-Year American Community Survey
U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 Annual Population Estimates
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tennessee State Data Center (2018)

Housing & Income

Housing & Income

Households

6,020

Homeownership Rate

77.40%

Persons Per Household

2.54

Living In Same House 1 Year & Over

92.50%

Median Home Value

$95,200

Annual Home Sales

97

Median Sale Price of Homes Sold

$72,500

Persons In Households With Income Below Poverty Level

18.00%

Total Personal Income

$482,211

Personal Income Per Capita

$28,922

County Median Wage

$16.15

Household Income & Benefits
Percent of Household

Less Than $10,000

9.50%

$10,000 to $14,999

8.10%

$15,000 to $24,999

13.70%

$25,000 to $34,999

13.10%

$35,000 to $49,999

13.40%

$50,000 to $74,999

18.50%

$75,000 to $99,999

11.40%

$100,000 to $149,999

8.40%

$150,000 to $199,999

2.50%

$200,000 or More

1.40%

Median Household Income

$41,427

Percentage of Households by Income Range

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2015-2019 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (2019)
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (2019)
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (2020)

Tax Structure

Property Tax

Property Tax Rate (County)

$2.3000

State Property Tax

None

Assessment Ratio: Residential Property

25%

Assessment Ratio: Farm Property

25%

Assessment Ratio: Commercial/Industrial Property

40%

Assessment Ratio: Public Utility Property

55%

Assessment Ratio: Business Personal Property

30%

State Tax

State Income Tax on Wages

None

State Income Tax: Interest from Bonds and Notes and Dividends from Stock

None (Hall Income tax was fully repealed January 1, 2021)

Excise Tax (State)

6.5% of Tennessee taxable income

Franchise Tax (state)

0.25% of the greater of net worth or real and tangible property in Tennessee. The minimum tax is $100.

Unemployment Insurance Tax (state)

2.7% of the first $7,000 in wages for new employers

Sales Tax

State Sales Tax Rate

7.00%

County Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

Local Sales Tax Collections

(FY 2020)

$3,146,119

Local Sales Tax Collections

(FY 2019)

$2,436,178

Local Sales Tax Collections Growth

(FY 2019 - FY 2020)

29.1%

State Bond Ratings

Moody's

Aaa

Standard & Poor's

AAA

Fitch

AAA

Debt per Capita

State Debt per Capita

$986 (lowest in U.S.)

County Debt Per Capita

$1,038

Sources:
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury (2020)
Tennessee Department of Revenue (2020)
The Tax Foundation (2020)

Labor Force

Labor Force Estimates (2019)
Tennessee
Wayne

Labor Force

Tennessee: 3,287,422

Wayne: 6,414

Employment

Tennessee: 3,041,838

Wayne: 5,957

Unemployment

Tennessee: 245,584

Wayne: 457

Unemployment Rate

Tennessee: 7.5%

Wayne: 7.1%

Unemployment Rate*
Tennessee
Wayne

2016

Tennessee: 3.7%

Wayne: 5.2%

2017

Tennessee: 3.5%

Wayne: 4.8%

2018

Tennessee: 3.4%

Wayne: 4.6%

2019

Tennessee: 7.5%

Wayne: 7.1%

Unemployment Rate (by percentage)

Sources:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industries (2020)

Industry
Employment
Establishments
Avg. Annual Wages

Crop and Animal Production

Employment: 10

Establishments: 2

Avg. Annual Wages: $22,821

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Employment: 35

Establishments: 1

Avg. Annual Wages: $56,756

Utilities

Employment: 37

Establishments: 1

Employment: $66,816

Construction

Employment: 54

Establishments: 15

Employment: $35,622

Manufacturing

Employment: 407

Establishments: 20

Employment: $39,346

Wholesale Trade

Employment: 37

Establishments: 8

Employment: $30,075

Retail Trade

Employment: 364

Establishments: 51

Employment: $20,660

Transportation and Warehousing

Employment: 21

Establishments: 5

Employment: $54,469

Information

Employment: 13

Establishments: 2

Employment: $55,427

Finance and Insurance

Employment: 183

Establishments: 19

Employment: $86,389

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Employment: 17

Establishments: 14

Employment: $85,041

Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation

Employment: 315

Establishments: 7

Employment: $46,098

Health Care and Social Assistance

Employment: 991

Establishments: 46

Employment: $48,368

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Employment: 21

Establishments: 2

Employment: $19,469

Accommodation and Food Services

Employment: 257

Establishments: 19

Employment: $15,791

Other Services (except Public Administration)

Employment: 32

Establishments: 9

Employment: $33,351

Government

Employment: 1,037

Establishments: 27

Employment: $35,404

Total

Employment: 3,922

Establishments: 258

Employment: $40,394

Unique Occupations*
Employment
Location Quotient*

Logging Equipment Operators

Employment: 70

Location Quotient*: 103.29

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Employment: 60

Location Quotient*: 29.76

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Employment: 25

Location Quotient*: 19.01

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Employment: 115

Location Quotient*: 17.36

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Employment: 143

Location Quotient*: 7.93

Key Cluster
Total Employment

Advanced Materials

0

Aerospace & Defense

0

Appliances & Electrical

0

Automotive

0

Business Services

14

Chemicals

0

Distribution & Logistics

24

Film, Music & Entertainment

0

Food & Beverage

12

Healthcare & Medical Devices

14

Top Employers

Top County Employers
Estimated Employees
City

South Central Correctional Facility

Est. Employees: 400

City: Clifton

Wayne County Board of Education

Est. Employees: 375

City: Collinwood

Wayne County Government

Est. Employees: 150

City: Waynesboro

Wayne Medical Center

Est. Employees: 150

City: Waynesboro

Fast Pace Medical Clinic

Est. Employees: 117

City: Waynesboro

Transportation & Logistics

Transportation

Nearest Commercial Service Airport

McKellar Sipes (Jackson)

Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport

95

Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport

7

Nearest General Aviation Airport

Hassell Field (Clifton)

Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airport

4200'

Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)

28.4

Access of Interstate

I-40 (34 miles)

U.S. Highways

64

State Highways

13, 15, 48, 69, 99, 114, 128, 203, 227, 228, 242

Nearest Port (From County Seat)

Nashville

Railroads Serving County

CSX

Sources:
Tennessee Department of Transportation
U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 5-Year American Community Survey

Education

General Stats
Wayne
Tennessee

Population Aged 25-64 With High School Degree Or Higher

Wayne: 83.50%

Tennessee: 89.50%

Population Aged 25-64 With Associate's Degree Or Higher

Wayne: 14.80%

Tennessee: 36.70%

Population Aged 25-64 With Bachelor's Degree Or Higher

Wayne: 10.60%

Tennessee: 28.70%

High School Graduation Rate

Wayne: 97%

Tennessee: 89%

College Going Rate

Wayne: 72.20%

Tennessee: 63.40%

Average ACT Score

Wayne: 19.4

Tennessee: 20.2

High School Graduation Rate
College Going Rate
Average ACT Score
Wayne County Schools
Enrollment

Elementary Schools

Enrollment: 993

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 503

High Schools

Enrollment: 696

Regional Higher Education Institutions
City
Enrollment

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hohenwald

City: Hohenwald

Enrollment: 638

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump

City: Crump

Enrollment: 483

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 1-Year American Community Survey,
U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Department of Education (2017-2018)
National Center for Education Statistics (2016-2017)
Tennessee Higher Education Commission

† Regional higher education institutions include those within the selected and surrounding counties.

Health & Public Safety

Doctors

Number of Doctors

7

Overweight & Obesity Prevalence

Adults*

32.7%

Children** (Grade 8)

44.8%

Regional Hospitals
Number of Beds
City

Wayne Medical Center

Number of Beds: 80

City: Waynesboro

Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systemm Lawrenceburg

Number of Beds: 99

City: Lawrenceburg

Hardin Medical Center

Number of Beds: 58

City: Savannah

Perry Community Hospital

Number of Beds: 53

City: Linden

Decatur County General Hospital

Number of Beds: 40

City: Parsons

Sources:
Tennessee Department of Health (2014)
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (2014)

† Regional hospitals include those within the selected and surrounding counties.

Climate

Climate

Average High Temperature

70.1°F

Average Low Temperature

44.9°F

Average Annual Temperature

57.5°F

Annual Rainfall

59.38"

Elevation (at County Seat)

750'

Prevailing Winds

South-Southwest

Sources:
usclimatedata.com (2015)

Community Information

Clifton

Population (2019)

2,666

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.00

Phone Number

(931) 676-3370

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

Yes

Main Street Participant

No

Collinwood

Population (2019)

1,093

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.63

Phone Number

(931) 724-9107

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Waynesboro

Population (2019)

2,745

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.45

Phone Number

(931) 722-5458

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

Yes

Main Street Participant

No

Additional Community Information

ThreeStar Certified County

Yes

Sources:
Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service
Tennessee Department of Revenue (2015)
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury (2015)
U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 5-Year American Community Survey

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