Wayne has the 1740th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Wayne is part of the Detroit metro area. Unemployment in the Detroit area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Detroit has the 13th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Wayne is below average at $50,980, and the median cost of a home in Wayne is $66,000, which is below the national average. 11% of workers in Wayne hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 85% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Wayne. 81% of Wayne workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Wayne spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.