Waveland, Mississippi Population 2021

6,280
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Waveland is a city located in Hancock County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 6,280, it is the 57th largest city in Mississippi and the 4212th largest city in the United States . Waveland is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -2.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,435 in 2010. Waveland reached it's highest population of 6,674 in 2000. Spanning over 9 miles, Waveland has a population density of 740 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waveland is $59,156 with a poverty rate of 14.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $806 per month, and the median house value is $137,800. The median age in Waveland is 39.8 years, 37.8 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.

Waveland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waveland was:

  • White: 82.12%
  • Black or African American: 13.27%
  • Two or more races: 3.20%
  • Asian: 0.63%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waveland, Mississippi is 6,280 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,313.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,435.

Waveland, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,20382.12%
Black or African American84113.27%
Two or More Races2033.20%
Asian400.63%
Some Other Race360.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.21%
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Waveland Population by Race

Waveland Population Pyramid $2021

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Waveland Median Age

39.8


Total

37.8


Male

40.5


Female

Waveland Adults

There are 4,713 adults, (972 of whom are seniors) in Waveland.

Waveland Age Dependency

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Waveland Sex Ratio

Female

3,452

54.48%

Male

2,884

45.52%

Waveland Population by Age

Waveland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waveland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.6%9.4%
Male84.9%15.1%
All64.1%35.9%
Non Family48.9%51.1%
Female33.6%66.4%

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waveland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6422.464.1
Non Family9591.1648.9
Married9323.1790.6
Female5003.2633.6
Male2512.5784.9

2.99

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Waveland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1212.84%
9th to 12th Grade48911.47%
High School Graduate1,26229.61%
Some College97322.83%
Associates Degree3267.65%
Bachelors Degree70916.64%
Graduate Degree3828.96%
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Waveland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waveland Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,6203,1571,010
Black46634018
Hispanic10079
2+ Races414123
Asian404040
Other Race21
Native American1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Waveland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,140$41,068$20,486
Less Than 9th Grade$31,639$32,647$18,983
High School Graduate$30,435$32,412$19,103
Some College$24,930$35,764$18,276
Bachelors Degree$42,768$72,589$21,569
Graduate Degree$62,454$$54,706

$31,140

Average Earnings

$41,068

Average Male

$20,486

Average Female

Waveland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waveland Language by Age

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Waveland Language

95.97% of Waveland residents speak only English, while 4.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.46% of the population.

Waveland Language

Waveland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black84144252.56%
White5,0904088.02%
Hispanic1675130.54%
Other3636100.00%
Multiple2033215.76%

14.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.25%

Male Poverty Rate

17.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waveland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waveland is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waveland is White, with 8.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.27%.

Waveland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.77%
High School18.54%
Bachelors or Greater10.72%
Some College7.70%

Waveland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.03%
Female Employed8.20%
Male Employed6.34%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Waveland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waveland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,860$59,156
Families$63,229$72,917
Married Families$88,457-
Non Families$27,532$30,459
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Income by Household Type

Waveland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

32.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Waveland Married by Age and Sex

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Waveland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Waveland Marital Status by Race

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Waveland Marital Status

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418

Number of Veterans

332

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam144
First Gulf War64
Second Gulf War54
Korea53
World War II

Waveland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54175
65 to 74125
55 to 6465
75+53
18 to 34

Waveland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3789.58%
Asian40100.00%

Waveland Veterans by Race

Waveland Veterans by Education

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19.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waveland Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

10.3%

Unemployment Rate

Waveland Employment by Age

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Waveland Employment by Race

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Waveland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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45.58%

Born in Waveland

97.30%

Native Born

2.70%

Foreign Born

1.91%

Non Citizen

0.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.30% of Waveland residents were born in the United States, with 45.58% having been born in Mississippi. 1.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waveland Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,280-11-0.17%
20206,291-11-0.17%
20196,302-11-0.17%
20186,313-28-0.44%
20176,341-35-0.55%
20166,376140.22%
20156,362-51-0.80%
20146,413-27-0.42%
20136,440-53-0.82%
20126,493230.36%
20116,470350.54%
20106,435-239-0.36%
20006,6741,3052.20%
19905,3691,1832.52%
19804,1861,0783.02%
19703,1080.00%

Waveland Population by Year