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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    C
  4. Good for Families
    C+
  5. Diversity
    C
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    A-
  9. Health & Fitness
    B-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  11. Commute
    B
Wayne County is located in Illinois with a population of 16,487. In Wayne County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Wayne County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Wayne County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$625
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

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

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
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Wayne County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,764
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Wayne County

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