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 94.80% 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 (20.81%), sales jobs (12.40%), and office and administrative support (9.98%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.31% 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.

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 train. For Wayne, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Wayne is a pretty powerful place. 73.35% 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 $60,273, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $241,092 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.