Wayne, NJ
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Wayne is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 55,210 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Wayne is the 21st largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Wayne are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Wayne is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wayne is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wayne who work in management occupations (15.03%), office and administrative support (13.51%), and sales jobs (13.36%).

Also of interest is that Wayne has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Wayne is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Wayne, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Wayne ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Wayne, 49.99% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Wayne in 2010 was $45,713, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $182,852 for a family of four.

Wayne is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wayne include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Wayne has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.52%).

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