Wayne is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,408 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wayne is the 125th largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wayne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wayne is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wayne who work in sales jobs (15.35%), healthcare suport services (12.53%), and office and administrative support (9.72%).
The citizens of Wayne have a very low rate of college education: just 7.61% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Wayne in 2010 was $13,490, which is low income relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,960 for a family of four. Wayne also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.66% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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. Important ancestries of people in Wayne include English, Irish, German, Dutch, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Wayne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.