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Waveland, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Waveland had a population of 7,492 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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Waveland, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,492
Population in Households 7,492
Population in Familes 5,865
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 883
Diversity Index3 41
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,353
Average Household Income $61,822
Per Capita Income $24,689

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,881 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,109 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 840 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $158,683
Average Home Value $168,959
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,990
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,923
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.86% 1.33%
Households 1.84% 1.3%
Families 1.64% 1.16%
Median Household Income   3.62%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 2018 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 Density # 80 78th
Diversity Index # 221 39th
Median Household Income # 85 77th
Per Capita Income # 57 85th

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