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 90.13% 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 (16.05%), sales jobs (13.54%), and office and administrative support (13.43%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Wayne is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Wayne area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Wayne is a pretty powerful place. 50.46% of the adults in Wayne have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Wayne in 2010 was $46,173, 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 $184,692 for a family of four.

Wayne is a somewhat 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Wayne's cultural character, accounting for 18.64% of the town’s population.

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