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Wayland, Kentucky

Wayland, Kentucky
The former Wayland High School
The former Wayland High School
Location of Wayland, Kentucky
Location of Wayland, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Floyd
Incorporated 1923
 • Type City Commission
 • Mayor Jerry Fultz
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 298
 • Density 430.6/sq mi (166.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 41666
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-81012
GNIS feature ID 0506308

Wayland is a city in Floyd County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 298 at the 2000 census.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Education 3
  • Demographics 4
  • References 5


In 1913, the Elk Horn Coal Company established the town of Wayland, which they named after Clarence Wayland Watson, the president of the company. The next year on May 18, the town post office was established. Wayland was incorporated as a sixth class city in 1923.[1]


Wayland is located at (37.445289, -82.801131).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.


The citys public schools are operated by Floyd County Schools system. Most students residing in Wayland attend:

  • James A. Duff Elementary School
  • Allen Central Middle School
  • Allen Central High School


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 298 people, 118 households, and 86 families residing in the city. The population density was 430.6 people per square mile (166.8/km²). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 192.2 per square mile (74.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.66% White, and 0.34% from two or more races.

There were 118 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $14,688, and the median income for a family was $20,938. Males had a median income of $24,625 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $7,886. About 30.4% of families and 38.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 59.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 36.7% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1988). "Place Names". Kentucky Place Names.   Retrieved on 2010-04-17
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  3. ^ Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 Population Estimates U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-05-29
  4. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Retrieved on 2010-04-17
  5. ^ "American FactFinder".  
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