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 94.99% 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 (21.07%), teaching (10.06%), and business and financial occupations (9.64%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.80% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

In Wayland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.39 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.

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. 80.73% 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 $83,109, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $332,436 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, Italian, English, German, and Russian.

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


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