Waveland, Mississippi Population 2020

6,270
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Waveland is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 6,270, it is the 56th largest city in Mississippi and the 4195th largest city in the United States. Waveland is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -2.56% 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 739 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waveland is $56,100 with a poverty rate of 19.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $765 per month, and the median house value is $135,100. The median age in Waveland is 37.8 years, 36.8 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males.

Waveland Demographics

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

  • White: 81.19%
  • Black or African American: 14.39%
  • Two or more races: 3.05%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Other race: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waveland, Mississippi is 6,270, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,322.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,435.

Waveland, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,16281.19%
Black or African American91514.39%
Two or More Races1943.05%
Asian430.68%
Some Other Race320.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.19%
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Waveland Population Pyramid 2020

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Waveland Median Age

37.8


Total

36.8


Male

40.2


Female

Waveland Adults

There are 4,756 adults, (1,020 of whom are seniors) in Waveland.

Waveland Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Waveland Sex Ratio

Female

3,277

51.54%

Male

3,081

48.46%

Waveland Households and Families

Waveland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waveland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
Male67.8%32.2%
All61.4%38.6%
Non Family49.4%50.6%
Female37.1%62.9%

61.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5812.4661.4
Non Family1,0241.2149.4
Married8663.5184.6
Female3993.237.1
Male2922.7367.8

3.18

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Waveland Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1443.45%
9th to 12th Grade51912.44%
High School Graduate1,23929.71%
Some College1,04525.05%
Associates Degree3418.18%
Bachelors Degree59414.24%
Graduate Degree2896.93%
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Waveland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,5533,072796
Black46129323
Hispanic8167
Asian434343
Multiple Races424221
Other Race14
Native American1212

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%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,070$39,851$22,500
Less Than High School$31,141$32,391$18,357
High School Grad$32,322$39,792$30,693
Some College$29,886$37,011$19,131
Bachelors Degree$41,815$66,484$
Graduate Degree$$$34,676

$32,070

Average Earnings

$39,851

Average Male

$22,500

Average Female

Waveland Language

Waveland Language by Age

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Waveland Language

96.19% of Waveland residents speak only English, while 3.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.69% of the population.

Waveland Poverty

Waveland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,08758811.56%
Black91557162.40%
Hispanic1614829.81%
Multiple1943920.10%
Other3232100.00%

19.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.21%

Male Poverty Rate

21.91%

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 11.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.13%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.63%
High School19.45%
Some College12.19%
Bachelors or Greater7.13%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.50%
Female Employed10.43%
Male Employed5.19%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Waveland Income

Waveland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,998$56,100
Families$56,856$69,629
Married Families$87,115-
Non Families$27,632$31,813
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Waveland Marital Status

Waveland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Waveland Marital Status by Race

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Waveland Veterans

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543

Number of Veterans

481

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam151
Second Gulf War112
Korea63
First Gulf War61
World War II51
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54155
65 to 74141
75+125
55 to 6465
18 to 3457
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Name Veterans % of Total
White50012.63%
Asian43100.00%

Waveland Veterans by Education

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21.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waveland Employment Status

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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43.83%

Born in Mississippi

97.72%

Native Born

2.28%

Foreign Born

0.94%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.72% of Waveland residents were born in the United States, with 43.83% having been born in Mississippi. 0.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,270-26-0.41%
20196,296-26-0.41%
20186,322-29-0.46%
20176,351-26-0.41%
20166,377180.28%
20156,359-51-0.80%
20146,410-29-0.45%
20136,439-53-0.82%
20126,492250.39%
20116,467330.51%
20106,434-240-0.37%
20006,6741,3052.20%
19905,3691,1832.52%
19804,1861,0783.02%
19703,1080.00%