Wayne County Economic Development Council

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Strong Incentives
Tax credits, abatements, grants, low-cost financing Foreign Trade Zone and more.

Business-Friendly Climate
Effective community and government partnerships locally and throughout Northeast Ohio.

Access to Markets
Central location with great ground, rail, water and air accessibility.

High Quality of Life
Small town hospitality and country living with big city opportunities.

Leading Ag-Bioscience Infrastructure
Premier research facilities and infrastructure.

Low Cost of Doing Business

Energy, labor and occupancy costs among the nation’s most affordable.

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Housing to Satisfy Every Taste, Budget

From turn-of-the-century homes to modern suburban style communities and rural subdivisions, Wayne  County offers a home to suit every need. As we have grown, we have taken care to ensure that our development provides the modern conveniences many demand, while protecting the integrity of our agricultural and rural heritage. 
Whether you want an apartment or townhouse, newly built single-family home, 19th century farm or full-service retirement community, Wayne County’s housing options accommodate the full spectrum at prices to fit every budget. Add in our natural beauty, close proximity to the urban areas of Cleveland, Akron and Canton, and you have all of the ingredients for an ideal place to start out on your own, raise a family or retire.
Wayne County offers 15 distinct cities and villages, as well as a number of smaller hamlets from which to choose. From the contemporary developments, to historic cities and villages, to rural farmland, you need only to decide between modern and traditional and tailor your search from there.

Some basic housing statistics are listed below. For more details, visit the city-data official website.


Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment: $473 a month.

Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment:              $582 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment:              $695 a month. 

In 2009


Hosuing Units:

Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 2008: 144 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2009: 157 buildings, average cost: $174,400

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,750 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgages in 2009: $1,365 (1.1%)

Housing Occupancy:

The following table shows some housing characteristics in Wayne county in from 2009-2010.

Selected Housing
Characteristics: 2010



 Estimate  Margin of Error 

Percent  Margin of Error

Total housing units





Occupied housing units




+/- 1.0

Vacant housing units




+/- 1.0
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2010 American Community Survey

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