is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan, southwest of Detroit. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 19,051. Ford Motor Company has two plants here; assembling the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator in one, and the Ford Focus in the other.
As of 2006, Downtown Wayne began to undergo a revitalization & growth program, with the assistance of Andrews University - Urban Design Studio. Completed projects have included the new fire station on Wayne Road, the new police station on Michigan Ave, and the new Department of Public Works on Forest. Future plans in the program includes adding Wayne as a Transit Department train stop on Washington Street.
In 2006, the Downtown Development Authority launched several beautification projects including streetscape and parking lot improvements and three City-operated hiking trails which border the city.
Wayne was first settled in the 1820s. Its population and industrial production significantly increased after World War II.
The population growth of Wayne has come to an end. Its population was 19,899 in 1990, more than its 2000 population.