If you are planning to move to Wayland City, you may want to know the population and the steets of the city. These numbers are provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. The most recent census was in 2000. The Town's 2000 population count was 4,574 people, based on the data provided by the town's records. The next highest population group is those of Asian descent, followed by whites and persons of two or more races.
The Central Massachusetts Railroad connected Wayland with Boston. It provided transportation for freight, and a market for dairy and horticultural businesses. This allowed residents of Boston to live in rural Wayland. During the late nineteenth century, Wayland was home to the Sudbury River shoe industry, which employed two-thirds of its population. But the shoe industry declined by the early twentieth century, and most factories closed down by 1910.
The housing stock in Wayland was relatively old. About 20% of Wayland households were non-family, and nearly a fifth of non-family households were single elderly people. However, the share of male-headed families decreased from 2.3% to 1.9%. The proportion of non-family households grew more rapidly than family households, as their numbers increased from 1990 to 2000. The number of non-elderly households and elderly people living alone grew at a faster rate than family households.
The town's growth rate during the 1990s was higher than the state and county average. Since 2000, the town has added 237 residential units, bringing the total number of housing units to 4,972.