Waveland, Mississippi Population 2022

6,269
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Waveland is a city located in Hancock County Mississippi. Waveland has a 2020 population of 6,269. Waveland is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -2.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,435 in 2010.

The average household income in Waveland is $59,156 with a poverty rate of 11.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $730 per month, and the median house value is $155,200. 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 Wavelandwas:

  • White: 78.94%
  • Black or African American: 14.45%
  • Two or more races: 3.26%
  • Other race: 2.05%
  • Native American: 0.99%
  • Asian: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waveland, Mississippi is 6,269 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,269.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,435.

Waveland, Mississippi Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,01478.94%
Black or African American91814.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native630.99%
Asian200.31%
Some Other Race1302.05%
Two or More Races2073.26%
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Waveland Population by Race

Waveland Population Pyramid 2022

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Waveland Median Age

36


Total

33.7


Male

38.4


Female

Waveland Adults

There are 4,877 adults, (869 of whom are seniors) in Waveland.

Waveland Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Waveland Sex Ratio

Female

3,249

51.15%

Male

3,103

48.85%

Waveland Population by Age

Waveland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waveland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.5%12.5%
All67.8%32.2%
Male65.4%34.6%
Non Family45.5%54.5%
Female43.4%56.6%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waveland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9772.1367.8
Married1,4902.6687.5
Male2341.6565.4
Female3782.7943.4
Non Family8751.0945.5

2.51

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

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Waveland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade861.98%
9th to 12th Grade3548.13%
High School Graduate1,45633.45%
Some College1,11125.52%
Associates Degree3046.98%
Bachelors Degree71916.52%
Graduate Degree3237.42%
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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
Asian202020
2+ Races434315
White3,5653,274999
Black5865138
Native American6363
Hispanic10428
Other Race76

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$42,500$48,337$32,576
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$47,825$48,252$
Some College$32,440$48,689$24,129
Bachelors Degree$73,616$72,634$75,500
Graduate Degree$61,154$$60,545

$42,500

Average Earnings

$48,337

Average Male

$32,576

Average Female

Waveland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waveland Language by Age

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Waveland Language

95.96% of Waveland residents speak only English, while 4.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.09% of the population.

Waveland Language

Waveland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic27720473.65%
Black91827930.39%
White4,8652455.04%
Other130NaN%

11.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.78%

Male Poverty Rate

13.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waveland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waveland is Hispanic, with 73.65% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.11%.

Waveland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.00%
High School13.32%
Some College0.49%
Bachelors or Greater9.69%

Waveland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.79%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed5.95%
Female Unemployed22.42%

Waveland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waveland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,214$70,000
Families$81,250$86,218
Married Families$115,988-
Non Families$25,043$28,240
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Income by Household Type

Waveland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

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 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Waveland Marital Status by Race

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Waveland Marital Status

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367

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War72
First Gulf War70
Vietnam176
Korea83
World War II

Waveland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3410
35 to 5456
55 to 6462
65 to 74146
75+93

Waveland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3378.94%
Black101.35%
Asian20100.00%

Waveland Veterans by Race

Waveland Veterans by Education

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16.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waveland Veterans by Education

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66.8%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

5.7%

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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44.62%

Born in Waveland

96.14%

Native Born

3.86%

Foreign Born

2.88%

Non Citizen

0.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.14% of Waveland residents were born in the United States, with 44.62% having been born in Mississippi. 2.88% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19703,1080.00%
19804,1861,0783.02%
19905,3691,1832.52%
20006,6741,3052.20%
20106,435-239-0.36%
20116,470350.54%
20126,493230.36%
20136,440-53-0.82%
20146,413-27-0.42%
20156,362-51-0.80%
20166,376140.22%
20176,341-35-0.55%
20186,313-28-0.44%
20196,302-11-0.17%
20206,291-11-0.17%
20216,280-11-0.17%
20226,269-11-0.18%

Waveland Population by Year