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Wayne is a city in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community was named after Revolutionary War Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Wayne. For links to other places called Wayne, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wayne is 42.281N. The longitude is -83.386W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 656 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,934.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wayne demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48186 ZIP code.
18% of Wayne residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wayne ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wayne was $21,326, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Wayne residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wayne, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $444. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $893.
Libraries in Wayne include Wayne Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Wayne include Wayne Eagle
Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wayne political report.
The average commute time for Wayne workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wayne between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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