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Wayland, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Wayland had a population of 425 as of July 1, 2017. Wayland ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wayland is located at latitude 37.4546 and longitude -82.8006 in Floyd County. 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. Floyd County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 722 feet.

The City of Wayland (GNIS ID: 2405695) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Wayland is located within Wayland Division of Floyd County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wayland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wayland, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 425
Daytime Population: Workers 65
Daytime Population: Residents 288
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 353
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 425
Population in Familes 355
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 162
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $29,269
Average Household Income $40,950
Per Capita Income $16,924


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 122 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $67,925
Average Home Value $81,352


Total Households 163
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.03% -0.33%
Households 0.08% -0.37%
Families -0.24% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Wayland, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayland to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 368 32nd
Population Density # 507 6th
Diversity Index # 525 3rd
Median Household Income # 466 14th
Per Capita Income # 489 10th

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