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The City of Wayland had a population of 976 as of July 1, 2016. Wayland ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wayland is located at latitude 41.1485 and longitude -91.6591 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wayland (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 738 feet.

The City of Wayland (GNIS ID: 2397231) 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.

The City of Wayland is located within Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry 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, 2016.

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Wayland, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 976
Population in Households 952
Population in Familes 792
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 968
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 408
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 291
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 317 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $104,044
Average Home Value $168,139


Median Household Income $41,170
Average Household Income $56,629
Per Capita Income $22,673
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.2%
Households 0.48% 0.44%
Families 1.33% 0.34%
Median Household Income   -0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayland to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 296 71st
Population Density1 # 325 68th
Diversity Index2 # 168 84th
Median Household Income # 909 10th
Per Capita Income # 890 12th

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