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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Wayne Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 54,190. Wayne Township is in Passaic County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Wayne Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wayne Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Wayne Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Wayne Township are highly rated.
About Wayne Township...
Population
54,190

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$461,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,643
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Wayne Township 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
    41.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    146.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,458.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Wayne Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$118,044
National
$55,322
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Wayne Township Reviews

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Wayne is an average predominantly white upper middle suburban town.
The K-12 schools have a variety of programs, but some are not funded since $17B goes to the police. In schools, there was the typical stuff like students making fun of people’s ethnicities, having Native American mascots, creepy pedo gym teachers, Etc.
It was also very nice to see how involved the parents are, especially the Moms who have their own FB community. They shared mom advice, supported local businesses, and are always ready to pounce and harass students that want the district to take actual steps to be anti-racist.
Wayne doesn’t have a prominent personality, but there are definitely some actively bigoted clumps here and some very close-minded clumps there.
The taxes here are extremely high like some residents off some of that hard 5h*t.
The neighborhood is relatively nice. The path around Packanack Lake is very peaceful for morning runs, just ignore the confederate flags.
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Wayne is a very nice town. Schools are comparable with the great districts in Bergen and Morris. It’s also in Passaic County, which is not as well off. It is a good town in which to raise a family, safe and family oriented. Some areas flood, especially the southern part of Wayne by Lincoln Park. The houses, while expensive, are cheaper than comparable homes in Bergen County, but the property taxes are OUTRAGEOUS.
Wayne is known for their fantastic lake communities, especially Packanack Lake and Pines Lake. My partner and I both work in Manhattan, and its a 30/35 minute commute from Wayne Transit Center to Port Authority during non-rush hour, and about 50/60 minutes during rush hour depending on weather. The neighbors are friendly, no downtown center like Montclair/Ridgewood (which is a shame since it would do so well in this town) though the malls are nearby, and plenty of shopping. Whole Foods is expected to come soon to Valley Road which runs from south to north in the middle of town which adds to the plethora of options.