Wayne is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 36,334 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Wayne is the 20th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Wayne is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.43% 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 (18.03%), business and financial occupations (12.15%), and sales jobs (10.93%).
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: 10.99% 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.
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 77.99% 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 2018 was $69,878, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $279,512 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.
In addition, Wayne has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.58%).
The most common language spoken in Wayne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.