Information about Wayne, New Jersey
As of the 2010 U.S. census, which is the latest source currently available, Wayne, New Jersey, had 54,717 residents. This township is easily accessible by rail, bus and major highways, which has contributed to its economic development.
Visitors to Wayne can hike nearly 12 miles of trails through woodlands and wetlands at High Mountain Park Preserve. Owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, this protected area features nine ecological communities, as well as an outstanding view of New York City from the top of High Mountain. The town's parks and recreation department also maintains several pools, playgrounds and parks, featuring tennis courts and fields for baseball, softball, soccer and football. Additionally, Wayne has a handful of golf courses and numerous shopping and dining choices, including Willowbrook Mall, one of the largest malls in the state.
Educational Opportunities In and Near Wayne
At William Paterson University of New Jersey in Wayne, students can pursue bachelor's through doctoral degrees, as well as postbaccalaureate and post-master's certificates. As of Fall 2014, this school had over 11,000 students, including more than 9,600 undergraduates. U.S. News & World Report ranked William Paterson University the 31st best regional public school in the North in 2016.
Students seeking additional educational opportunities have over 150 other nonprofit schools to choose from within a 25-mile commute of Wayne. These include Montclair State University in Montclair, Seton Hall University in South Orange, the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, Passaic County Community College in Paterson and Bergen Community College in Paramus.
There are hundreds of businesses, most of them retailers, established in Wayne. Toy and children's product retailer Toys 'R' Us Inc. is headquartered in the township, as are BAE Systems, Haier Group and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging. Adjacent counties are home to the headquarters of several other major corporations, providing jobs for some Wayne residents.