Wayland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,541 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.
A relatively large number of people in Wayland telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.26% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 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.
If knowledge is power, Wayland is a pretty powerful place. 79.06% of the adults in Wayland have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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 Irish, English, German, Italian, Russian and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Wayland's cultural character, accounting for 15.05% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Wayland is English. Some people also speak Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||5,153|
|WAYLAND HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||86.73%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||13.27%|
|TYPE OF WAYLAND HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||80.96%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.92%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||5.84%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||6.27%|
|SIZE OF WAYLAND HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||10.16%|
|AGE OF WAYLAND HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.75%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||21.50%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||52.69%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||20.06%|
|WAYLAND REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$690,841|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,415|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||1.31%|
|$58,001 - $117,000||0.87%|
|$117,001 - $234,000||0.85%|
|$234,001 - $350,000||3.68%|
|$350,001 - $467,000||10.00%|
|$467,001 - $584,000||18.09%|
|$584,001 - $876,000||37.60%|
|$876,001 - $1,168,000||15.55%|
|PEOPLE OF WAYLAND||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.42%|
|5 TO 17||20.93%|
|18 TO 24||5.51%|
|25 TO 34||3.63%|
|35 TO 54||30.66%|
|55 TO 64||15.99%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||18.87%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.52%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$142,306|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$72,717|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.27%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (21.15%)
Information Technology (3.12%)
Public Service (2.19%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.06%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.14%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.76%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.49%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (19.50%)
Eastern European (2.29%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (84.10%)
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