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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
Wayne is a town in Nebraska with a population of 5,558. Wayne is in Wayne County and is one of the best places to live in Nebraska. Living in Wayne offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wayne there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Wayne and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Wayne are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$688
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Wayne Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    37%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Wayne

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,709
National
$55,322
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Wayne Reviews

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The town is super cute. It is very friendly and feels like home. There are lots of neat stops around town such as rustic treasures that is a second hand décor shop, and a brewery that is pretty neat as well. If you are looking for night life, go to the white dog. they have nice bartenders and good service.
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I live in a town that is about 25 miles from Wayne, therefore we have frequented there many times. I like Wayne because it is a smaller community but big enough to do many of the things I like. I plan on going to college there and looking forward to the next four years.
Wayne is a wonderful small town and college community. The people are nice and everything is family friendly. Delicious restaurants and lots of parks. Unfortunately there is not a lot to do other than eat out and maybe go to a movie.