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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Wayne County is located in North Carolina with a population of 124,496. Living in Wayne County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Wayne County and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$743
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    470.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    24.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    4.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    197.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    889.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,649.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    155.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Wayne County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,766
National
$55,322

Wayne County Reviews

1 review
I have lived in Wayne county North Carolina for 21 depressing years. The racist stench can be smelt from miles away. The schools have become prison camps. The education sucks. The grade for schools in this area is c- advancing rapidly on D. The job market is nonexistent They build restaurants and gas stations and call it"progress". Companies that come to this area only stay ten years. This is no place to raise a family unless you're a backwards bama who enjoys shooting coon for weekend sport. When friends and family come to visit they don't stay long as they can't stomach this place. When you get here, it seems as if you get stuck. I'm planning to leave this dump soon. This place is for the walking dead. I wouldn't recommend this place to a missing front tooth hillbilly. It is the worst crime infested, boring lifeless, racist, dirtiest place on Earth. Being married to a marine, I have lived many places and this is by far is the worse off all.
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