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Overview

Introduction to Wayland, Massachusetts

Wayland, Massachusetts is 6 miles NE of Framingham, Massachusetts and 15 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Middlesex county. The town is part of the Boston metro area.

Wayland History

The area was incorporated as the Town of East Sudbury in April 1780. It was renamed Wayland in 1835, honoring Dr, Francis Wayland who was the President of Brown University. Wayland was also a friend of Edward Mellen, the judge of East Sudbury. Both gentlemen were the benefactors of the town’s library which incidentally was the first free public library in the state.

Wayland and nearby Attractions

  • Sandy Burr Country Club
  • Wayland Country Club
  • Wayland Free Public Library
  • Fogg Art Museum
  • Hayward Brook
  • Cat Rock Park

Things To Do In Wayland

Wayland is a peaceful, semi-rural community. The people of this area have taken pains to preserve its natural beauty, as the town is abundant with fields surrounding the Sudbury River, marshes and forests.

Wayland Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Wayland Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies can be availed at Framingham State College.

People

Total Population 13,432
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,291
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 66.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 82.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $184,290
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 13.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.5%
Median Gross Rent $747
Median House Value $611,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.9%
US/American 0.7%
English 12.4%
Irish 17.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wayland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01778
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.362
Longitude -71.361

Wayland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FRAMINGHAM
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station READING
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Framingham 70,443 $87,075
Lincoln 7,270 $136,684
Natick 34,892 $130,607
Sudbury 18,397 $176,948
Wellesley 28,832 $191,875
Weston 11,850 $245,197

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wayland Public Libraries

Library
Wayland Free Public Library
5 CONCORD RD.
Wayland, Massachusetts
(508) 358-2311
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Wayland High Schools

WAYLAND HIGH SCHOOL
264 OLD CONNECTICUT PATH
508-358-7746
Serves 877 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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