Waynesboro, Georgia Population 2024

5,539

Waynesboro is a city located in Burke County Georgia. Waynesboro has a 2024 population of 5,539. It is also the county seat of Burke County.Waynesboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.86% annually and its population has decreased by -4.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,798 in 2020.

The average household income in Waynesboro is $46,983 with a poverty rate of 32.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Waynesboro is 30 years, 20.5 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.

Waynesboro Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 69.39%
  • White: 25.33%
  • Two or more races: 5.03%
  • Asian: 0.24%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,012.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.47% (-259)
The current population of Waynesboro, Georgia is 5,539 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,798.

Waynesboro, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American3,96969.39%
White1,44925.33%
Two or more races2885.03%
Asian140.24%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Waynesboro Population by Race

Waynesboro Population Pyramid 2024

Waynesboro Median Age

30

Total

20.5

Male

37.6

Female

Waynesboro Adults

There are 3,845 adults, (715 of whom are seniors) in Waynesboro.

Waynesboro Age Dependency

82.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Waynesboro Sex Ratio

Female3,10654.3%
Male2,61445.7%

Waynesboro Population by Age

Waynesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,0272.7839.360.7
Married6723.66832
Female6553.561387
Non Family6551.0336.263.8
Male454.6937.862.2
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3.57

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

39.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waynesboro Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waynesboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waynesboro Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.91%.

Waynesboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,565

Average Earnings

$42,364

Average Male

$23,998

Average Female

Waynesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waynesboro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waynesboro Language

96.84% of Waynesboro residents speak only English, while 3.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.89% of the population.

Waynesboro Language

Waynesboro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,9331,48337.71%
Multiple28820671.53%
Hispanic21116477.73%
White1,248161.28%
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32.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.93%

Male Poverty Rate

27.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waynesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waynesboro is Hispanic, with 77.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waynesboro is White, with 1.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.63%.

Waynesboro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade58.28%
Some College29.58%
High School18.76%
Bachelors or Greater11.67%
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Waynesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed19.1%
Male Employed16.06%
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Waynesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waynesboro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waynesboro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Waynesboro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waynesboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Waynesboro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waynesboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

167

Number of Veterans

167

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Waynesboro Veterans by War

count

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Waynesboro Veterans by Age

count

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Waynesboro Veterans by Race

Waynesboro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waynesboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Waynesboro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waynesboro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waynesboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79.98%

Born in Waynesboro

98.39%

Native Born

1.61%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.39% of Waynesboro residents were born in the United States, with 79.98% having been born in Georgia. 1.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waynesboro Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,299-48-0.9%
20285,347-48-0.89%
20275,395-48-0.88%
20265,443-48-0.87%
20255,491-48-0.87%
20245,539-48-0.86%
20235,587-48-0.85%
20225,635-48-0.84%
20215,683-115-1.98%
20205,7983997.39%
20195,399-43-0.79%
20185,442-62-1.13%
20175,504-65-1.17%
20165,569-33-0.59%
20155,602-15-0.27%
20145,617-81-1.42%
20135,698-78-1.35%
20125,776-129-2.18%
20115,905150.25%
20105,890771.32%
20005,8131121.96%
19905,701-59-1.02%
19805,7602304.16%
19705,5301713.19%
19605,35989820.13%
19504,46166817.61%
19403,793-129-3.29%
19303,92261118.45%
19203,31158221.33%
19102,729
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Waynesboro Population by Year