Wayland, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Wayland, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Wayland had a population of 947 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.1472 and longitude -91.6607 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wayland 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wayland: Crooked Creek, Marshall.

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Wayland, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 947
Population in Households 924
Population in Familes 762
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 939
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $45,608
Average Household Income $59,661
Per Capita Income $23,542


Total Housing Units 417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 300 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $119,094
Average Home Value $176,421


Total Households 391
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 278
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.24% -0.25%
Households -0.15% -0.26%
Families 0.45% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

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, 2018 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 # 303 70th
Population Density # 338 67th
Diversity Index # 180 82nd
Median Household Income # 860 15th
Per Capita Income # 918 9th

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