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  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
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Wayne Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 55,154. 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 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
55,154

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$454,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,551
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    1.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    154.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,550
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    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
$108,092
National
$55,322
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Wayne Township Reviews

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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.
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I love Wayne because of how much it has to offer. I actually do not live there, but I know friends who do. I am in Wayne almost everyday because that’s where my school is and where I also used to work. Wayne has a university, two high schools, a mall, police station, library, fire station, a hospital, etc. almost anything you can imagine, Wayne has. It has houses for the rich and for the poor. It has diversity where a lot of Arabs, African American, white, Asian, etc live.
Wayne is just ok. For young kids, there are many options for childcare. Try to find a house close to 23 or 46. Otherwise it can take forever to get anywhere. Traffic sucks as the area is so congested. If you live closer to Paterson, prepare for everyone who visits to complain about it. I think you can do better in this part of New Jersey!