Wayland, MA
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Living in Wayland


Wayland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,835 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wayland is the 150th largest community in Massachusetts.

Wayland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Wayland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Wayland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wayland is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wayland who work in management occupations (21.88%), teaching (10.31%), and business and financial occupations (8.65%).

Also of interest is that Wayland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Wayland has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.81% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Wayland is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Wayland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wayland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wayland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wayland’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Wayland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.87 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, Wayland has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Wayland. 82.99% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Wayland in 2018 was $81,107, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $324,428 for a family of four.

Wayland is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wayland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wayland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wayland include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Wayland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.


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