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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Wayne County is located in Michigan with a population of 1,763,822. Living in Wayne County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wayne County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wayne County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Wayne County are above average.
Population
1,763,822

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$826
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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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
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    748.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    70.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    193.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    674.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,672.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    612.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Wayne County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,702
National
$55,322

Wayne County Reviews

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Great place to leave! The public school safety, the interesting night, a very family friendly neighborhood. The real estate market is affordability with many healthy living options that offer a wide variety of diversity. The commute time can vary depending on the possible job opportunities.
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Wayne county is absolutely wonderful! I was born and raised here. I have no regrets on living here. It's very nice and peaceful. Children are safe to go to school or daycare and back without being put in harm's way. Neighbors play with each other. Everybody watches each other's back. There's rarely any crimes being committed. This community is very open and welcomes everyone with open arms. There is no racism or discrimination in this community. I would gladly recommend anybody to come and be a part of the Wayne county community.
Wayne County is amazing! From the diversity of individuals, numerous shops, clean atmosphere, Wayne County is a joy to live in! Of all the things that the county contains, one of the best things is definitely the people. I find myself able to mesh so cohesively with the society of Wayne simply because everyone is respectful of each other's views. Not only does Wayne have a wide variety of people from different races, but we also contain individuals who come from various places with unique religious customs. Each person has a story to share, and Wayne County is the perfect place to start sharing those narratives.