Wayland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,684 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 93.23% 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 (20.84%), business and financial occupations (12.25%), and sales jobs (11.93%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.26% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Wayland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wayland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Wayland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wayland, the average commute to work is 32.17 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Wayland, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Wayland is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Wayland, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Wayland is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 79.06% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Wayland in 2010 was $72,717, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $290,868 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 English, German, Italian, and Russian.
Wayland also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.05%.
The most common language spoken in Wayland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and French.