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Encyclopedia > Wayland, Massachusetts
Wayland, Massachusetts
Location in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°21′45″N 71°21′43″W / 42.3625, -71.36194
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex County
Settled 1638
Incorporated 1780
Government
 - Type Open town meeting
Area
 - Town  15.9 sq mi (41.2 km²)
 - Land  15.2 sq mi (39.4 km²)
 - Water  0.7 sq mi (1.7 km²)
Elevation  127 ft (39 m)
Population (2000)
 - Town 13,100
 - Density 859.9/sq mi (332.0/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01778
Area code(s) 508
Website: http://www.wayland.ma.us/

Wayland is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 13,100 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Wayland_ma_highlight. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... An Open Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature, typical in the New England region of the United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 508 was split from area code 617 on July 16, 1988. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ...


For geographic and demographic information on Cochituate, which is part of Wayland, please see the article Cochituate, Massachusetts. Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ...

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History

In 1835, East Sudbury became Wayland, a farming community, presumably in honor of Dr. Francis Wayland, who was President of Brown University and a friend of East Sudbury’s Judge Edward Mellen. Both Wayland and Mellen became benefactors of the town’s library, the first free public library in the State.[1]


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.2 km² (15.9 mi²). 39.4 km² (15.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (4.21%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,100 people, 4,625 households, and 3,723 families residing in the town. The population density was 332.1/km² (859.9/mi²). There were 4,735 housing units at an average density of 120.0/km² (310.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.21% White, 0.75% African American, 0.10% Native American, 5.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,625 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.15. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $101,036, and the median income for a family was $113,671. Males had a median income of $86,344 versus $50,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $52,717. About 2.1% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Happy Hollow School is a primary school located at 63 Pequot Road, in Wayland, MA; its principal is Brad Crozier. ... Loker School is one of three elementary schools in the Wayland, Massachusetts Public School System. ... Claypit Hill School is one of three elementary schools in the Wayland, Massachusetts Public School System. ... Wayland Middle School is located in Wayland, MA 01778. ... Wayland High School is a secondary school located at 264 Old Connecticut Path, in Wayland, MA; its principal is Charles P. Ruopp. ...

Notable residents

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See also

Greater Boston is the area of the U.S. state of Massachusetts closely surrounding the city of Boston. ... The MetroWest region is an area outside the city of Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. ... An Open Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature, typical in the New England region of the United States. ...

References

  1. ^ Town of Wayland website

External links


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