Wayne, WV


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Wayne, WV

About Wayne, WV

Living in Wayne, WV is a unique experience. It's full of friendly people and beautiful scenery, with rolling hills and lush forests that make it an ideal spot for outdoor activities. The city offers plenty of amenities to keep residents entertained, whether it's exploring the downtown shops or taking part in the local festivals and events. Wayne also boasts some of the best schools in the state, making it a great place for families to call home. And even though it may be small, there's no shortage of things to do here! Small river cities - Extreme western West Virginia along the Ohio River.

State: West Virginia
County: Wayne County
Metro Area: Huntington-Ashland Metro Area
City: Wayne
Zip Codes: 25570
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 565 ft above sea level

Industrial Huntington, located along the Ohio River, is a transport center for traffic between Ohio, the Great Lakes, Kentucky, and points east of the Appalachians. The diverse industrial base includes chemicals, metal products, and glass and glass products manufacturing. The smaller Ashland, in Kentucky 10 miles downriver, plays a similar role.

The area has a low cost of living but also low incomes. Crime is low. Downtown renewal has brought more life to the area, centered on retail, commercial and entertainment complex known as “Superblock.” The 16,000-student Marshall University brings a strong college presence to the area and a lot of sports interest. The area is isolated by distance and geography from larger cities, but some might find the area a good future bet for those looking for a small-town climate.

Huntington is at the confluence of the Ohio and Big Sandy rivers across from the southern tip of Ohio. The city is located in a flat valley, with rounded, wooded Appalachian foothills rising on all sides. Summers are moderately warm and humid with valley locations considerably warmer and more humid than the hilltops. Winter months are moderately cold, with an occasional severe cold wave lasting a few days.

The four seasons are nearly equal in length and autumn is the most pleasant. The heaviest rainfall occurs in July and August mostly as thunderstorms, and flash floods are common. Winter rainfall occurs mostly with a frontal passage and frequently lasts from 2 to 4 days, possibly causing stream flooding. Snow seldom remains more than 2 days in the valleys, but can linger on hilltops.

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Wayne Cost of Living
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Cost of living, small-town atmosphere, and revitalizing downtown make Wayne a great place to live.

$107,300
-215.1% lower than avg
$22,105
-212.2% lower than avg
$680 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-68.8% lower than avg
Wayne Crime
19.6 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Wayne, West Virginia
$20,520
for a family
$27,600
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Wayne
   Cost of living
Entertainment
   Small-town atmosphere
Low educational attainment
   Revitalizing downtown
Isolation
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