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Wayland, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Wayland is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Floyd County at latitude 37.4546 and longitude -82.8006. Floyd County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 722 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Wayland, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wayland, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wayland indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Wayland (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Wayland, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 435
Population in Households 435
Population in Familes 365
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 166
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $81,633
Average Home Value $94,048


Median Household Income $26,662
Average Household Income $41,427
Per Capita Income $17,108
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.49% 0.59%
Households 0.72% 0.59%
Families 0.41% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Wayland, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayland to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 360 31st
Population Density1 # 495 6th
Diversity Index2 # 511 2nd
Median Household Income # 465 11th
Per Capita Income # 394 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.