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 13,943 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.

Wayland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.62% 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 (21.97%), business and financial occupations (10.28%), and sales jobs (9.92%).

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: 16.32% 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.

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.

In Wayland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.15 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 77.47% 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 $81,474, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $325,896 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 Scottish.

In addition, Wayland has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.13%).

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

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