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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+
Wayne is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 17,143. Wayne is in Wayne County. Living in Wayne offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wayne there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Wayne and residents tend to have moderate political views.
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
    647
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    113
    41
  • Robbery
    184
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    421
    500
  • Theft
    1,353
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    255
    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 have lived in Wayne for the past 26 years. Family oriented city! Public schools provide a good education.