Waveland, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Waveland, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Waveland had a population of 7,427 as of July 1, 2016. Waveland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waveland is located at latitude 30.2942 and longitude -89.3922 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waveland (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Waveland (GNIS ID: 2405691) 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 Waveland is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waveland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Waveland, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,427
Population in Households 7,427
Population in Familes 5,831
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 875
Diversity Index2 42
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,976
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,921
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,917 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,060 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 863 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $139,487
Average Home Value $164,724
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,711
Average Household Income $56,096
Per Capita Income $22,497
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.32% 1.71%
Households 2.36% 1.73%
Families 2.15% 1.6%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Waveland, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waveland to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 53 86th
Population Density1 # 86 77th
Diversity Index2 # 219 40th
Median Household Income # 95 74th
Per Capita Income # 65 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.