Wayne City is a village in Wayne County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,089 at the 2000 census.
Wayne City is located at 38°20′48″N 88°35′26″W / 38.34667°N 88.59056°W / 38.34667; -88.59056 (38.346650, -88.590658).
According to the 2010 census, Wayne City has a total area of 1.72 square miles (4.45 km), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,089 people, 479 households, and 314 families residing in the village. The population density was 649.3 people per square mile (250.3/km²). There were 551 housing units at an average density of 328.5 per square mile (126.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.36% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.
There were 479 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the village, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $27,009, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $28,269 versus $21,842 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,333. About 13.6% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.