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Wayne is a township in Schuylkill County, in the Pottsville metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Wayne. For links to other places called Wayne, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wayne is 40.633N. The longitude is -76.241W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 961 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,721.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wayne demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Schuylkill 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 17979 ZIP code.
38% of Wayne residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $19,335, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% 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 $377. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $975.
Schuylkill 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 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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