Wayne is an unincorporated community located on the Main Line, centered in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. While the center of Wayne is in Radnor Township, Wayne extends into both Tredyffrin Township in Chester County and Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County. The center of Wayne was designated the Downtown Wayne Historic District in 2012. Considering the large area served by the Wayne post office, the community may extend slightly into Easttown Township, Chester County, as well.
The center of the Wayne business district is the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and Wayne Avenue, its main street. The historic Wayne station is located one block north of this intersection. The Wayne business district also includes a post office, a cinema, a hotel, a library, the new Radnor Middle School, and several banks, stores, restaurants, cafes, bars and other commercial establishments. Other institutions and attractions in Wayne include the Wayne Hotel, Chanticleer Garden, the Valley Forge Military Academy (with a monument from the Battle of the Bulge located by the parade ground) and the headquarters of Traffic Pulse (NAVTEQ Traffic), a world wide traffic information provider.
Wayne is located on the Main Line (R-5 Train Route). The central business district of Wayne is located at the intersection of Lancaster and Wayne Avenues in Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The area served by the Wayne zip code (19087) is large and encompasses areas both in Radnor Township and in the neighboring adjacent municipalities of Upper Merion in Montgomery County and Tredyffrin in Chester County, including the communities of Radnor, Strafford, St. Davids, and Chesterbrook.
SunGard is based in Wayne.
Pupils in the Radnor Township portion of Wayne attend schools in Radnor Township School District, while pupils in the Tredyffrin portion attend schools in Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. Those in the northeastern portion of the community in Upper Merion Township attend the Upper Merion Area School District.
Students in Radnor Township attend Radnor High School. Students in Tredyffrin Township attend Conestoga High School. Students in Upper Merion Township attend Upper Merion Area High School.
The Valley Forge Military Academy and College is also located in Wayne.
The Wayne Art Center was established in 1930 as the first art center on the Main Line.
Wayne is neither an incorporated area nor a census-designated place, all the data is for the ZIP code 19087. As of the census of 2000, there were 30,892 people and 12,662 households residing in the community. The population density was 2,079 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the community was 92.1% White, 3.9% Asian, 2.8% African American, 0.30% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 1.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
The median income for a household in the community was $85,058, and the median income for a family was $105,680. The per capita income for the community was $47,220. About 1.6% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.
Notable residents, past and present
– Raul Ibanez
– Catherine Clark
– Larry Fitzgerald
– Mark Herzlich
– Karl Kirchwey
– Ned Martin
– Anna Moffo
– Lisa Raymond
– Jerry Spinelli
– Thomas F. Wilson
– Richard M. Helms
– Rafael Robb
– Josh Wurman tornado and hurricane researcher