Wayne is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 35,571 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Wayne is the 20th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Wayne is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.85% 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 (19.51%), sales jobs (11.81%), and business and financial occupations (9.70%).
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: 9.35% 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.
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 train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Wayne area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Wayne. 73.10% 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 2010 was $61,328, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $245,312 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 German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Wayne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.