Wayne is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,576 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wayne is the 125th largest community in West Virginia.
Wayne real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Wayne house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wayne who work in sales jobs (24.30%), healthcare suport services (11.73%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (11.45%).
Wayne is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The rate of college-level education in Wayne is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.98% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Wayne in 2018 was $14,552, which is low income relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,208 for a family of four. Wayne also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.48% 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, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Wayne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.