Wayne, Illinois

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Wayne, Illinois

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High Points

Wayne strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Wayne People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Wayne Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Wayne Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Wayne College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Wayne Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 10% Wayne Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 14% Wayne Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Wayne, Illinois

Comparing Wayne to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Racial Diversity 8 8
Age of the Population 8 9
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Wayne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles S of Elgin, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60184
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.94
Longitude -88.23

Wayne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ELGIN
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
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Wayne Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,137 100%
Male 1,031 48.2%
Female 1,106 51.8%
Under 18 586 27.4%
18+ 1,551 72.6%
65+ 178 8.3%
Median Age 40.9
Average Family Size 3.16
White 2,026 94.8%
African-American 8 0.4%
Asian 60 2.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 16 0.7%
Mixed Race 26 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 80 3.7%

Estimated Wayne Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,355
Growth 218
Growth % 10.2%

Wayne Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 17.2%
German 16.4%
Polish 15.6%
Irish 15.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
English 4.4%
US/American 3.3%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Swedish 2.7%
Norwegian 2.6%
Dutch 1.6%
Czech 1.5%
Iranian 1.3%
Austrian 1.2%
Greek 1.1%
Lithuanian 1%
Slovene 0.9%
Croatian 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Russian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wayne 2,137 $124,571
Bartlett 36,706 $86,503
Carol Stream 40,438 $74,984
Hanover Park 38,278 $63,990
South Elgin 16,100 $71,190
St. Charles 27,896 $82,828
West Chicago 23,469 $65,744
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