Wayne, PA
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Wayne is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 35,567 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Wayne is the 20th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Wayne is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wayne is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wayne who work in management occupations (19.85%), sales jobs (12.35%), and office and administrative support (10.40%).

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 town 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: 9.11% 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.

Wayne is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Wayne enrolled in college, Wayne has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Wayne use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Wayne‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Wayne, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Wayne is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 72.85% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Wayne in 2010 was $58,036, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $232,144 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 German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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