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Wayne, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town History

The land was originally inhabited by Indians who hunted and fished the area. The land was purchased from them in 1695 by investors who represented England and were sent from New York City. The town was officially established in 1847 when a meeting was held and the frist mayor was appointed, Mayor William Hogencamp. The town was named after a hero of the Revolutionary War, General Anthony Wayne. The town of Wayne became a farming community with mills, and blacksmith shops. After World War II, the town became more residential and modern when major roads and highways were created. Schools were built to meet the growing needs of the population. Today, Wayne is a well established town providing many things for many people of all ages.

General Information

Town Name: Wayne
City Hall:
Address: 475 Valley Road, Wayne NJ 07470
Phone Number: 973-694-1800
Land Area: 23.82 sq. miles
Distance to NYC: 28.2 miles
Town Website: http://www.waynetownship.com
Library Website: http://www.waynepubliclibrary.org/
Water Service: Township Water
Gas & Electric: PSE & G

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 55,498
Population Density / Mile: 2,340
Median Age: 43.64
Number of Households: 19,389
Average Household Size: 2.719
Households with Children: 6,060
Median Household Income: $125,659

Population

Population: 55,498
Population Density / Mile: 2,340
Change in Population Since 2010: 2.6%
Male Population: 26,743
Female Population: 28,755
Median Age: 43.64

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 2676
5-9 years: 2486
10-14 years: 2967
15-19 years: 4006
20-24 years: 4853
25-29 years: 3785
30-34 years: 2913
35-39 years: 2434
40-44 years: 2239
45-49 years: 2814
50-54 years: 3673
55-59 years: 4435
60-64 years: 4414
65-69 years: 3762
70-74 years: 3005
75-79 years: 2113
80-84 years: 1455
85+ years: 1467

Households

Number of Households: 19,389
Average Household Size: 2.719
Households with Children: 6,060
Households without Children: 8,111
Family Households: 14,171
Non-Family Households: 929

Marital Status

Never Married: 14216
Now Married: 25934
Separated: 378
Widowed: 3565
Divorced: 3276

Income

Median Household Income: $125,659
Average Household Income: $154,184
Per Capita Income: $54,684
Average Total Household Expenditure: $64,535

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $33,171
25-44 years: $136,615
45-64 years: $158,761
Over 64 years: $70,919

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 363
$10,000-$15,000 286
$15,000-$20,000 403
$20,000-$25,000 418
$25,000-$30,000 407
$30,000-$35,000 383
$35,000-$40,000 374
$40,000-$45,000 331
$45,000-$50,000 388
$50,000-$60,000 777
$60,000-$75,000 1251
$75,000-$100,000 2166
$100,000-$125,000 2099
$125,000-$150,000 1820
$150,000-$200,000 3799
$200,000-$250,000 2310
$250,000-$500,000 991
$500,000 up 822

Education

Educational Climate Index: 4

1 = Low, 5 = High

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Level of Education

No High School: 907
Some High School: 1178
High School Grad: 8634
Some College: 4687
Associate Degree: 2446
Bachelors Degree: 12072
Graduate Degree: 8586

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 61
Blue Collar: 39

Geography

Annual Precipitation: 51.5
Average January Low Temperature: 19.5
Average January High Temperature: 37.7
Average July Low Temperature: 64.4
Average July High Temperature: 85.5

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 99
Lead 75
Nitrogen Oxide 151
Ozone 81
Particulate Matter 103
Air Pollution 102

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 58 Locations
Automotive Services 107 Locations
Banks - Financial 261 Locations
Eating - Drinking 260 Locations
Farm - Ranch 4 Locations
Government - Public 24 Locations
Health Care Services 671 Locations
Hospitality 16 Locations
Organizations - Associations 67 Locations
Personal Services 1079 Locations
Pet Services 13 Locations
Shopping 591 Locations
Travel 39 Locations

Schools

Albert P Terhune Elementary
Anthony Wayne Middle Sch Elementary
Fallon Elem School Elementary
George Washington Elementary
John F Kennedy Elementary
Lafayette Elementary
Packanack Elementary
Pines Lake Elementary
Randall Carter Elementary
Ryerson Elementary
Schuyler-Colfax Mid Sch Elementary
Theunis Dey Elementary
Wayne Hills High Secondary
Wayne Valley High Secondary

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