Wayland, Michigan

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Wayland, Michigan

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High Points

Wayland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

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Top 19% Wayland Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Wayland, Michigan

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 6 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 6 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 2
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3

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Wayland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles S of Wyoming, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles NE of Chicago, Illinois
County Allegan
Metro Area Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland
Standard Zip Codes 49348
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.673
Longitude -85.644

Wayland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ALLEGAN 5 NE
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
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Wayland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,939 100%
Male 1,871 47.5%
Female 2,068 52.5%
Under 18 1,198 30.4%
18+ 2,741 69.6%
65+ 440 11.2%
Median Age 30.7
Average Family Size 3.11
White 3,811 96.8%
African-American 25 0.6%
Asian 6 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 36 0.9%
Other 25 0.6%
Mixed Race 34 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 82 2.1%

Estimated Wayland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,948
Growth 9
Growth % 0.2%

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 24.9%
Dutch 23%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
Polish 8.6%
US/American 8%
English 4.8%
Irish 4.2%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Italian 2.8%
Scottish 1.5%
Slovak 1%
Russian 1%
Lebanese 0.9%
Finnish 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Hungarian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wayland 3,939 $50,298
Allegan 4,838 $45,833
Caledonia 1,102 $56,429
Hopkins 592 $39,583
Kentwood 45,255 $55,615
Martin 435 $48,958
Middleville 2,721 $46,357

Wayland Public Libraries

Henika District Library
Wayland, Michigan
(616) 792-2891
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Wayland High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,032 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

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