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Overview

Introduction to Wayne, Michigan

Wayne, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 3 miles S of Westland, Michigan and 17 miles W of Detroit, Michigan. The city is located in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Wayne History

The city of Wayne was first settled in by George M. Johnson in the 1820s. It was incorporated in 1869. The railroad line of the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad was extended through Wayne to the township of Plymouth in 1871. Wayne was named after General Anthony Wayne, the Revolutionary War hero.

Wayne and nearby Attractions

  • Wayne Historical Museum
  • Lower Huron Metropolitan Park
  • Fair Lane (Henry Ford estate)
  • Dearborn Historical Museum
  • Maybury State Park
  • Historic Fort Wayne

Things To Do In Wayne

The city of Wayne offers an aquatic area and ice skating rink, where skaters can enjoy their leisure. Wayne is also home to the State Wayne Theater. One can plan a day trip to the Wayne Historical Museum. Apart from these, the Recreational Department of the city organizes the annual Wheelfest celebration and summer concerts at the Goudy Park.

Wayne Transportation

The nearest major airport is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Wayne Higher Education

Dorsey Business Schools and Annapolis Hospital School of Xray Technology are the local institutes that provide facilities for higher education. The other colleges and universities near the city are Madonna University, Schoolcraft College, the University of Michigan - Dearborn, Wayne State University and Henry Ford Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,143
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+7,635
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married37.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12%
Median Earnings25+$29,780
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,067
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,754

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,834
% Above Poverty Level79.9%
% Below Poverty Level20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.7%
Median Gross Rent$696
Median House Value$65,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.1%
German15.1%
Irish11.7%
English7.9%
Polish7.6%
Italian3.5%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish1.7%
Slovak1.7%
Hungarian1.6%
Swedish1.2%
Canadian1.2%
Finnish1.1%
Portuguese0.7%
Arab0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Czech0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Russian0.3%
African0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Wayne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48184
Phone Area Codes313,734
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.27
Approximate Longitude-83.38

Wayne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches
StationMILAN 4 ESE
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip30.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Garden City27,009$64,045
Inkster24,738$39,023
Livonia94,849$86,130
Romulus23,457$52,391
Taylor61,716$50,472
Westland82,218$60,168

Wayne Public Libraries

Wayne Public Library
3737 SOUTH WAYNE ROAD
Wayne, Michigan
(734) 721-7832

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Wayne Hospitals

Oakwood Annapolis Hospital
(Non-profit)
33155 Annapolis Ave

Wayne Public Schools

Benjamin Franklin Middle School
33555 Annapolis St
ZIP: 48184
(734) 419-2402
Other
Total Enrollment 924
Hoover Elementary School
5400 4th St
ZIP: 48184
(734) 419-2670
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Roosevelt/mcgrath Elem. School
36075 Currier St
ZIP: 48184
(734) 419-2720
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Taft-galloway Elementary School
4035 Gloria St
ZIP: 48184
(734) 419-2760
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Wayne Memorial High School
3001 4th St
ZIP: 48184
(734) 419-2206
High
Total Enrollment 1749

Wayne Private Schools

St Joseph's Catholic School
34530 Sims St
ZIP: 48184
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
St Michael Lutheran School
3003 Hannan Rd
ZIP: 48184
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
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