About WayneLocated in Passaic County, Wayne, NJ is 20 miles to New York City. Wayne is made up of mostly single family homes, however there is a selection of mid priced 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in two family homes, townhouses and garden apartments. The township, with a population of 54,000, covers over 25 square miles and borders 11 towns. There are 5 lakes as well as some land along the Passaic River. Wayne is crisscrossed by Routes 23, 46, 80, 202 and 287. There is New York bus service and a train station for the Montclair - Boonton Line nearby. Shopping malls in the town include Willowbrook Mall, Wayne Hills Mall and Wayne Towne Center.