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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Wayne County is located in Illinois with a population of 16,569. Living in Wayne County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Wayne County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$582
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Wayne County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    119.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    259.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,858.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Wayne County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,405
National
$55,322

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