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
Unlike some cities, Wayne isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wayne are a mix of both white- and blue-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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.87% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Wayne to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Wayne spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.15 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Wayne doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.