Wayne, MI
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Wayne is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 17,081 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Wayne is the 72nd largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wayne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wayne is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wayne who work in office and administrative support (15.38%), sales jobs (9.77%), and food service (7.40%).

In Wayne, just 11.52% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Wayne in 2010 was $20,030, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,120 for a family of four. However, Wayne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wayne is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wayne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wayne residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wayne include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Wayne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Indic languages and Spanish.