Wayne, PA
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Wayne is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 35,974 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Wayne is the 20th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Wayne is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.59% 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 (19.58%), sales jobs (12.15%), and business and financial occupations (9.97%).

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: 10.28% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wayne a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wayne has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wayne’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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. 75.08% 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 $66,349, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $265,396 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 Irish, 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.