Wayne, NJ
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Living in Wayne

Wayne is a larger medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 54,306 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Wayne is the 25th 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 township, with fully 90.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wayne is a township of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wayne who work in management occupations (17.54%), sales jobs (11.70%), and office and administrative support (9.35%).

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.

Of important note, Wayne is also a township 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: 9.55% 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.

Because of many things, Wayne is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Wayne really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wayne perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Wayne is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wayne, the average commute to work is 30.69 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the township, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the township, 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Wayne. 56.49% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Wayne in 2018 was $55,880, 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 $223,520 for a family of four.

Wayne is a very ethnically-diverse township. 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. Wayne also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.69% of the township’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wayne include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Wayne's cultural character, accounting for 20.89% of the township’s population.

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