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The City of Waynesboro had a population of 5,105 as of July 1, 2016. Waynesboro ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waynesboro is located at latitude 31.6776 and longitude -88.6338 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waynesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 194 feet.

The City of Waynesboro (GNIS ID: 2405698) 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 Waynesboro is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waynesboro: Waynesborough.

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


Total Population 5,105
Population in Households 4,971
Population in Familes 3,981
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density1 402
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 2,022
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,278
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,181 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 841 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 309 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $77,525
Average Home Value $111,008


Median Household Income $26,169
Average Household Income $41,363
Per Capita Income $16,805
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.19%
Households 0.03% 0.1%
Families -0.15% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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.

Waynesboro, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waynesboro 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 # 71 81st
Population Density1 # 215 41st
Diversity Index2 # 51 86th
Median Household Income # 292 20th
Per Capita Income # 242 33rd

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