It’s good to be home


A lot has changed in Wayne County recently: the job market has expanded, wages are on the rise, new businesses are reshaping local communities and culture, all while cost of living remains among the most affordable in the nation. Find out what possibilities await you.

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Wayne County has an abundance of diverse jobs and is constantly looking for talented people to fill positions in over 20 industries.  Come be a part of a growing local economy. Visit Hoosier Opportunity to learn more.

29,943 total jobs
$43,129 regional median
household income
18.7 min. residents' average
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Wayne County has wide range of housing opportunities. You’ll find a diverse housing stock with houses ranging in sizes located in rural or more urban settings. There are a number of professional realtors ready to make your housing dreams a reality in Wayne County.

400+ homes for you to own
$96,671 the average
home cost
>$800 average annual
property tax
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No matter the season or your tastes, Wayne County has a bounty of parks, attractions and festivals for you to enjoy.  Discover Wayne County’s active artistic and cultural heritage.

50+ miles of trails
to explore
26 parks waiting
for you
2nd cheapest place in
US to see a movie
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Want more bang for your buck?  In a survey of 300 metropolitan areas, Richmond is consistently ranked in the top five lowest cost of living.  In fact, living in Wayne County is 20% less expensive than the national average.  Your dollar goes further here in Wayne County.

20% lower cost of living
than national average
4th cheapest place
to live in US
$109.41 relative value of
$100 in Indiana
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People yearn to grow, to learn, to better themselves and their communities. That is reflected in the wealth of educational opportunities for Wayne County residents and students.

5 public school
4 private schools
94.4% 2016 high school
graduation rate
6 higher ed
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Looking to launch a startup?  Start a family?  Turn a side-gig into a career?  Wayne County gives you the tools necessary to launch your dreams.

low cost co-working space
50% of US jobs can
be worked remotely
252 new business start-ups
throughout Indiana