Welcome to Wayne County Real Estate & Lifestyle! Located in Pennsylvania, Wayne County was formed from part of Northampton County on March 21, 1798, and was named for the Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne. The Borough of Honesdale is the county seat. Wayne County has a varied terrain.
Along the western edge of the county, there are higher hills and mountains. In the wider northern half, the land is rugged along its New York State border. The southern portion of the county tends to be swampier, and the middle section is a wide plain.
The Wayne County lifestyle includes living in small, quaint towns or wooded countryside along with quality health care, a low crime rate, great schools, and a plethora of cultural, educational and recreational resources. The proximity and influence of New York City and Philadelphia lend creative and diverse influences, providing opportunities not always enjoyed by more rural communities.
Wayne County is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Two of Wayne County’s largest water areas are the Delaware River and Lake Wallenpaupack, which is shared by Pike County. Both offer boating, camping, fishing, and wildlife observation. Lake Wallenpaupack encompasses 5,700 acres with 52 miles of Shoreline and is one of the Wayne County’s major natural resources.
Alicia Kowalik, REALTOR® – Lake Wallenpaupack Area Homes for Sale & Real Estate – Wayne County PA – Call Today! (570) 470-5076
Adjacent counties to Wayne County include Broome County, New York (north), Sullivan County, New York (northeast), Delaware County, New York (east), Pike County (southeast), Monroe County (south), Lackawanna County (southwest), and Susquehanna County (west). Click here for a directory of zip codes within Wayne County by city name.
Wayne County is comprised of boroughs, townships, census-designated places, and unincorporated areas:
Wayne County boroughs include Bethany, Hawley, Honesdale (county seat), Prompton, Starrucca, and Waymart. Townships include Berlin, Buckingham, Canaan, Cherry Ridge, Clinton, Damascus, Dreher, Dyberry, Lake, Lebanon, Lehigh, Manchester, Mount Pleasant, Oregon, Palmyra, Paupack, Preston, Salem, Scott, South Canaan, Sterling, and Texas. Census-designated places in Wayne County include Big Bass Lake (mostly in Lackawanna County), Gouldsboro (partially in Monroe County), Pocono Springs, The Hideout, Wallenpaupack Lake Estates, and White Mills. Unincorporated communities in Wayne County include Damascus, Equinunk, Galilee, Hamlin, Jericho, Lake Ariel, Lake Como, Lakeville, Lakewood, Milanville, Newfoundland, Orson, Pleasant Mount, Poyntelle, Rileyville, South Sterling, Starlight and Tanners Falls.
Wayne County offers a wide array of housing options to fit the needs of its diverse population. Whether you are interested in single-family homes, multi-family homes, new construction homes, luxury homes, or lakefront homes, Wayne County has something for everyone. Wayne County REALTOR® – Alicia Kowalik is your best resource for information about Wayne County PA homes for sale, communities, builders, schools, amenities, property taxes, HOA fees, utility service providers and more. If you’re interested in buying a home in Wayne County PA, Alicia will be happy to assist you in finding the right home that is the best match for your needs.
Wayne County gets approximately 45 inches of rain per year and 62 inches of snow. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 130. On average, there are 174 sunny days per year with July highs around 79 degrees and January lows around 13 degrees. The comfort index of Wayne County is 43 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average comfort index is 54 out of 100.
As of 2018, the population of Wayne County is 51,198 with 71 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 46.2. 54.68% of people in the county are married and 11.13% are divorced. The average household size is 2.49 people. 25.15% of people are married, with children and 12.15% have children and are single.
Public school districts in Wayne County include Forest City Regional (also in Lackawanna and Susquehanna), North Pocono (also in Lackawanna), Susquehanna Community (also in Susquehanna), Wallenpaupack Area (also in Pike), Wayne Highlands and Western Wayne. Private schools in Wayne County include Canaan Christian Academy in Varden, Damascus Christian Academy in Damascus, Saint Dominic’s Academy in Honesdale, Serendipity Center Early Learning in Hawley, and Sonshine Christian Preschool and Daycare in Hawley. Schools in Wayne County spend $16,698 per student. There are 13 students per teacher, 328 students per librarian, and 328 students per counselor. Click here for a directory of colleges/universities in or near Wayne County.
Things to Do in Wayne County
- Dorflinger Glass Museum
- Equinunk Historical Society
- Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain
- F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
- Lackawanna County Stadium – Red Barons
- Pocono Raceway
- Scranton Cultural Center
- Upper Delaware River Events
- Wayne County Arts Alliance
- Wayne County Historical Society
- Wildflower Music Festival
- Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
The unemployment rate in Wayne County is 5.50%, with job growth of 0.40%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be around 35.30%. The County sales tax rate is 6.00%. Income tax is 3.07%. Income per capita is $24,132, which includes all adults and children. The median household income in Wayne County, PA is $49,285. Wayne County’s top employers (in order of # of employees) include State Government, Wayne County Memorial Hospital Association, Federal Government, Wayne County Commissioners, Wayne Highlands School District, Western Wayne School District, Wal-Mart Associates Inc, Human Resources Center Inc, Weis Markets Inc, Leeward Construction Inc, Wayne Memorial Community Health, Packard Pacifica Inc, Hideout POA Inc, Settlers Hospitality Group LLC, Pioneer Construction Company Inc, Wayne Woodlands Manor, Home Depot USA Inc, The Devereux Foundation, Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, and Bulldog Maintenance Co Inc.
Wayne County is served by the Wayne Memorial Health System consisting of Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale and several other subsidiaries and/or affiliates.
The closest major airport to Wayne County is Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport located in Scranton, Pennsylvania 35 miles from the center of Wayne County. The average one-way commute in Wayne County takes 30 minutes. 82% of commuters drive their own car alone, 8% carpool with others, 1% take mass transit and 5% work from home.
Alicia Kowalik, REALTOR® – Wayne County PA Homes for Sale & Real Estate – Call Today! (570) 470-5076
Alicia is your best resource for information about Wayne County PA real estate, communities, new construction, schools, amenities, property taxes, HOA fees, utility service providers and more.f you’re interested in buying a home in Wayne County in the Lake Wallenpaupack area, Alicia would be happy to assist you in finding a home that is the best match for your needs.
Alicia can help educate you on the best communities and can help you evaluate the features, benefits, and amenities of your favorite choices. In some cases, she can make you aware of homes not on the market and arrange private showings. Alicia provides exceptional, personalized service and will work hard to ensure that your home buying or selling experience is a positive and rewarding one. Offering uncompromising standards of integrity, honesty, and service, Alicia will give you the assurance that your home transaction will be completed promptly, professionally and ethically.
Alicia Kowalik, REALTOR®
Lakeview Realty Inc.
2449 Route 6
Hawley, PA 18428
Direct: (570) 470-5076