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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
About Wayne...
Population
17,143

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$65,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$696
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Wayne 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
    659
    283
  • Murder
    12
    6
  • Rape
    94
    41
  • Robbery
    188
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    506
    500
  • Theft
    1,230
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    265
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,973
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Wayne Reviews

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The city of Wayne is growing! Planet Fitness has just been added to the heart of the city, the new McDonald's is always buzzing. Wayne is improving every day, our community is extremely determined to make the city the best it can be!
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Downtown Wayne is up-and-coming with new buildings and shops. It is a simple area with many parks for the family, job opportunities and more. Michigan Avenue is also a prime spot for the Woodward Dream Cruise for those interested in cars. There are many place and things to see in this county and I highly recommend a visit!
I grew up in Wayne most of my life. I have never had any major complaints. My neighbors have always been helpful and kind if needed. When it comes to school, there are a lot of loud and distracting children. Our home is affordable, taxes are fairly cheap, and I feel safe on most days. I have had my car egged once, and multiple times I've been told by friends that their cars were broken into at night but never our homes. Overall, I love my Wayne community and growing up here.