Wayland, Kentucky

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



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 towns post office was established. Wayland was incorporated as a sixth class city in 1923.[1]


Wayland is located at 37°26′43″N 82°48′4″W / 37.44528°N 82.80111°W / 37.44528; -82.80111 (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 of it land.


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


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/sq mi (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.

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