Wayland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,664 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wayland is the 147th 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.
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: 23.92% 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.
Wayland is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
In Wayland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.09 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
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 77.62% 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 2018 was $86,947, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $347,788 for a family of four.
Wayland is a very 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 Polish.
Wayland also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.43%.
The most common language spoken in Wayland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.