Waycross, Georgia Population 2020

13,358

Waycross is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 13,358, it is the 79th largest city in Georgia and the 2503rd largest city in the United States. Waycross is currently declining at a rate of -0.90% annually and its population has decreased by -8.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,649 in 2010. Waycross reached it's highest population of 20,944 in 1960. Spanning over 12 miles, Waycross has a population density of 1,125 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waycross is $45,409 with a poverty rate of 30.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $611 per month, and the median house value is $72,700. The median age in Waycross is 37.2 years, 34.5 years for males, and 38.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 79.3 males.

Waycross Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 56.71%
  • White: 36.43%
  • Other race: 5.95%
  • Two or more races: 0.72%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waycross, Georgia is 13,358, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,600.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,649.

Waycross, Georgia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202055,3131220.22%
201955,1911220.22%
201855,0691220.22%
201754,9471340.24%
201654,8133570.65%
201554,456-77-0.14%
201454,533-233-0.43%
201354,766-38-0.07%
201254,804-248-0.45%
201155,052-79-0.14%
201055,1310.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American7,84756.71%
White5,04036.43%
Some Other Race8235.95%
Two or More Races990.72%
Asian180.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.07%

Waycross Population Pyramid 2020

Waycross Median Age

37.2


Total

34.5


Male

38.9


Female

Waycross Adults

There are 9,935 adults, (2,541 of whom are seniors) in Waycross.

Waycross Age Dependency

87.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Waycross Sex Ratio

Female

7,715

55.76%

Male

6,121

44.24%

Waycross Households and Families

Waycross Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Waycross Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.3%29.7%
Male58.3%41.7%
All49.3%50.7%
Non Family39%61%
Female34.4%65.6%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7602.3349.3
Non Family2,3641.0739
Married1,8723.0470.3
Female1,1983.4734.4
Male3263.258.3

3.1

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

2.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Waycross Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5005.61%
9th to 12th Grade95010.65%
High School Graduate3,57740.11%
Some College1,89521.25%
Associates Degree8499.52%
Bachelors Degree7268.14%
Graduate Degree4204.71%

Waycross Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black4,5583,759352
White3,7693,156744
Hispanic52447416
Other Race476446
Multiple Races595129
Asian1818
Native American995

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 native american people with a rate of 55.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,962$35,116$23,478
Less Than High School$25,218$27,250$
High School Grad$27,054$35,851$19,106
Some College$24,855$28,317$24,384
Bachelors Degree$44,375$56,630$25,439
Graduate Degree$46,384$$46,838

$27,962

Average Earnings

$35,116

Average Male

$23,478

Average Female

Waycross Language

Waycross Language by Age

Waycross Language

94.08% of Waycross residents speak only English, while 5.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.59% of the population.

Waycross Poverty

Waycross Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,7882,76335.48%
White4,5901,30028.32%
Multiple9988.08%
Asian12541.67%

30.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.35%

Male Poverty Rate

32.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waycross

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waycross is Asian, with 41.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waycross is Multiple, with 8.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School46.74%
High School21.72%
Some College15.64%
Bachelors or Greater9.12%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed71.23%
Female Unemployed70.74%
Female Employed13.23%
Male Employed8.47%

Waycross Income

Waycross Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,465$45,409
Families$45,490$55,658
Married Families$68,512-
Non Families$16,308$29,742

Waycross Marital Status

Waycross Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Waycross Married by Age and Sex

Waycross 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 35-44.

Waycross Marital Status by Race

Waycross Veterans

822

Number of Veterans

711

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam302
First Gulf War97
Second Gulf War81
World War II79
Korea68
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74243
35 to 54201
75+189
55 to 64154
18 to 3435
Name Veterans % of Total
Black5059.37%
White3177.95%

$Waycross Veterans by Education

11.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waycross Employment Status

47.9%

Labor Force Participation

45.3%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Waycross Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

79.60%

Born in Georgia

96.15%

Native Born

3.85%

Foreign Born

2.96%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.15% of Waycross residents were born in the United States, with 79.60% having been born in Georgia. 2.96% 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
202013,358-121-0.90%
201913,479-121-0.89%
201813,600-182-1.32%
201713,782-121-0.87%
201613,90380.06%
201513,895-145-1.03%
201414,040-88-0.62%
201314,128-132-0.93%
201214,260-211-1.46%
201114,471-116-0.80%
201014,587-746-0.50%
200015,333-1,077-0.68%
199016,410-2,961-1.65%
198019,3713750.20%
197018,996-1,948-0.97%
196020,9442,0451.03%
195018,8992,1361.21%
194016,7631,2530.78%
193015,510-2,558-1.51%
192018,0683,5832.23%
191014,4858,5669.36%
19005,9192,5555.81%
18903,3640.00%