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Wayland, Missouri
Location of Wayland, Missouri
Location of Wayland, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Clark
Area
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Land 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
535 ft (163 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 408
 • Density 608.96/sq mi (234.48/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63472
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-77920
GNIS feature ID 0735902

Wayland is a city in Clark County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2020 census, its population was 408. It is part of the Fort MadisonKeokuk, IA-MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Wayland was laid out in 1880. The city was named for Jerre Wayland, a pioneer settler. A post office called Wayland has been in operation since 1874.

Sickles Tavern was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Geography

Wayland is located at 40°23′43″N 91°34′55″W / 40.39528°N 91.58194°W / 40.39528; -91.58194 (40.395196, -91.581877).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 384
1920 355 −7.6%
1930 385 8.5%
1940 380 −1.3%
1950 350 −7.9%
1960 384 9.7%
1970 467 21.6%
1980 498 6.6%
1990 391 −21.5%
2000 425 8.7%
2010 533 25.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 533 people, 233 households, and 138 families living in the city. The population density was 795.5 inhabitants per square mile (307.1/km2). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 371.6 per square mile (143.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 233 households, of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 38.9 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

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