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Wayland is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after Francis Wayland, a preacher and president of Brown University

The latitude of Wayland is 42.362N. The longitude is -71.361W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 128 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 13,100.


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Median household income
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$101,036
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wayland demographic reports
Wayland is on the Sudbury River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Cochituate
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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9% of Wayland residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wayland ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wayland was $52,717, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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68% of Wayland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wayland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $705.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,297.


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Libraries in Wayland include Wayland Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wayland include Wayland Town Crier

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The average commute time for Wayland workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wayland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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