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Wayne is a township in Hanson County, in the Mitchell metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Wayne. For links to other places called Wayne, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wayne is 43.591N. The longitude is -97.673W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,362 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 228.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wayne demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hanson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57340 ZIP code.
59% of Wayne residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $14,338, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% 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 $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $708.
Hanson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wayne political report.
The average commute time for Wayne workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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