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Welcome to Wayland ...

The city of Wayland is located in Allegan County<1>.

The location of Wayland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Wayland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1844.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wayland has a population of 4,236 people<3> (see below for details).

Wayland is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Wayland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wayland lies within the (269) area code.

The ZIP code for Wayland: 49348<5>

Websites for Wayland ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wayland had an population of 4,236 people. This is an increase of 3.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wayland had a population of 4,079 people. This makes Wayland the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wayland represents 0.04% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 168th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,079 people, the population of Wayland increased 3.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,939 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wayland.

Communities Also Named Wayland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 19 communities that are also named Wayland - they are located in Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wayland.

Communities near Wayland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wayland.

  • Wyoming
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Kentwood
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentwood
    • Kentwood is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,719 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kentwood <6>
  • Grandville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • East Grand Rapids
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Hudsonville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Hastings
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Allegan
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Otsego
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Plainwell
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Middleville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleville
    • Middleville is located in Barry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,510 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleville <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wayland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wayland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wayland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wayland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wayland. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wayland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wayland ...

Looking for more information about Wayland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wayland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wayland.

Adding Wayland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wayland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Wayland was on a map titled Road Map for Michigan (from Shell Oil, 1956).

We also found Wayland in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Wayland post office opened in 1844.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wayland.

The official website for Wayland:

The official website for Allegan County:

The official website for State of Michigan:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Allegan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wayland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wayland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wayland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wayland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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