Wayland, Iowa

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Wayland, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Wayland, Iowa

Comparing Wayland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Racial Diversity 2 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
College Educated Adults 6 4
Median Family Income 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 5
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
People Living Alone 3 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Wayland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles S of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 188 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Henry
Standard Zip Codes 52654
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.147
Longitude -91.66

Wayland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
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Wayland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 945 100%
Male 425 45%
Female 520 55%
Under 18 226 23.9%
18+ 719 76.1%
65+ 248 26.2%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.88
White 929 98.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 7 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.7%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Wayland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 944
Growth -1
Growth % -0.1%

Wayland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 48%
English 8.7%
US/American 8.7%
Irish 8.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Swiss 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Swedish 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Norwegian 1.6%
Scottish 1.6%
Czech 1.4%
Dutch 1.4%
European 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Canadian 0.5%
Polish 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wayland 945 $40,909
Ainsworth 524 $50,208
Brighton 687 $35,781
Crawfordsville 295 $38,571
Olds 249 $35,250
Pleasant Plain 131 $31,250
Washington 7,047 $44,497
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Wayland High Schools (2004)

706 N. PEARL
Serves 247 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

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