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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Wayne County is located in New York with a population of 91,442. Living in Wayne County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Wayne County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Wayne County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$742
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
    19.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    204.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    884.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Wayne County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,693
National
$55,322

Wayne County Reviews

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Its a small town. We have Wilkes Desmond for college classes, which pays for some, and its great! I feel as if we are a very poor community, as we have students come and go all the time. There are many poor students in Clyde Savannah as well. You can tell they have poor home lives by the way they act and their appearance. Looking at other school districts, even those within a 30 minute drive, you can see we do not have as great of a education system as others. My hometown area is a poor area and if things keep going in the direction they are now, things will not improve.
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A great place to raise your children. Good school and a lot of good people. However, I would never live here without kids because there is not much to do and can get depressing.
Rochester has great restaurants and Wegmans!