Wayne is a somewhat small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 5,577 people and just one neighborhood, Wayne is the 30th largest community in Nebraska.
Occupations and Workforce
Wayne is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wayne is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wayne who work in office and administrative support (15.61%), sales jobs (11.01%) and teaching (9.83%).
Of important note, Wayne is also a city of artists. Wayne has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Wayne’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.87% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Wayne is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Wayne area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Wayne maintain a good economy.
For a small city, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Wayne. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Wayne.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.15 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Wayne doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.