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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,544
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+6,600
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married66.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher82.4%
Median Earnings25+$88,851
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$37,778
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,524

Wealth

Median Family Income$191,134
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home12.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone23.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,133
Median House Value$637,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.4%
Irish16.5%
English11.6%
German9.4%
Italian9%
Russian6.4%
Scottish3.7%
French Except Basque3.3%
Polish3.3%
Ukrainian1.7%
Canadian1.6%
Arab1.5%
Swedish1.4%
Portuguese1.2%
Greek1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Welsh1%
Lithuanian1%
Iranian1%
Hungarian1%
Norwegian0.8%
US/American0.8%
Turkish0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Iraqi0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Israeli0.5%
Australian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Latvian0.4%
African0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.2%
South African0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Icelander0.1%
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Wayland Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City15 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1778
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.362
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)

StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationREADING
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Framingham70,743$89,679
Lincoln6,651$142,661
Natick35,385$135,824
Sudbury18,594$176,920
Wellesley28,909$200,817
Weston11,946$235,766

Wayland Public Libraries

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

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Wayland Public Schools

Claypit Hill School
40 Adams Ln
(508) 358-7401
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Wayland High School
264 Old Connecticut Path
(508) 358-7746
High
Total Enrollment 856
Loker School
47 Loker St
(508) 655-0331
Primary
Total Enrollment 191
Happy Hollow School
63 Pequot Rd
(508) 358-2120
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Wayland Middle School
201 Main St
(508) 655-6670
Middle
Total Enrollment 638

Wayland Private Schools

Barat Montessori School
5 Damon St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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