Wayne is a town located in the northeast corner of Steuben County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,165.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.6 square miles (59 km), of which, 20.7 square miles (54 km) of it is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km) of it (8.33%) is water.
The north town line and part of the east town line are the border of Yates County. The remainder of the east town line is the border of Schuyler County. The northern part of the town is on the southeast shore of Keuka Lake, and part of the eastern section of the town is on the west shore of Waneta Lake.
New York State Route 54 runs down the east shore of Keuka Lake, and New York State Route 230 loops through the northeast part of the town.
As of the census of 2000, there are 1,165 people, 494 households, and 363 families residing in the town. The population density is 56.3 people per square mile (21.7/km²). There are 1,242 housing units at an average density of 60.0 per square mile (23.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.03% White, 0.17% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 494 households out of which 23.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% are married couples living together, 5.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% are non-families. 22.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.75.
In the town, the population is spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females, there are 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $38,056, and the median income for a family is $42,292. Males have a median income of $32,841 versus $23,462 for females. The per capita income for the town is $21,563. 8.1% of the population and 5.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.6% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.