Waynesboro, Georgia Population 2020

5,327

Waynesboro is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 5,327, it is the 127th largest city in Georgia and the 4578th largest city in the United States. Waynesboro is currently declining at a rate of -1.06% annually and its population has decreased by -7.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,766 in 2010. Waynesboro reached it's highest population of 5,907 in 2011. Spanning over 6 miles, Waynesboro has a population density of 973 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waynesboro is $46,440 with a poverty rate of 36.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $550 per month, and the median house value is $105,700. The median age in Waynesboro is 29.5 years, 26.7 years for males, and 32.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.3 males.

Waynesboro Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 72.94%
  • White: 25.44%
  • Two or more races: 1.62%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Waynesboro, Georgia is 5,327, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,441.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,766.

Waynesboro, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American4,05472.94%
White1,41425.44%
Two or More Races901.62%

Waynesboro Population Pyramid 2020

Waynesboro Median Age

29.5


Total

26.7


Male

32.7


Female

Waynesboro Adults

There are 3,752 adults, (831 of whom are seniors) in Waynesboro.

Waynesboro Age Dependency

90.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Waynesboro Sex Ratio

Female

3,082

55.45%

Male

2,476

44.55%

Waynesboro Households and Families

Waynesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Waynesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.8%24.2%
All44.3%55.7%
Non Family35.6%64.4%
Male24.5%75.5%
Female21%79%

44.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0902.6244.3
Married7123.3175.8
Non Family6241.0535.6
Female6153.4721
Male1392.3224.5

3.2

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Waynesboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1123.55%
9th to 12th Grade36311.51%
High School Graduate1,18437.53%
Some College57718.29%
Associates Degree2738.65%
Bachelors Degree32910.43%
Graduate Degree31710.05%

Waynesboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black2,1031,687263
White1,001942383
Multiple Races2828
Hispanic2323

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 38.26%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,056$32,146$21,071
Less Than High School$$6,361$16,042
High School Grad$22,373$31,779$20,109
Some College$28,333$50,826$21,850
Bachelors Degree$$$25,417
Graduate Degree$$$

$28,056

Average Earnings

$32,146

Average Male

$21,071

Average Female

Waynesboro Language

Waynesboro Language by Age

Waynesboro Language

99.23% of Waynesboro residents speak only English, while 0.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.77% of the population.

Waynesboro Poverty

Waynesboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,0031,83045.72%
Multiple9090100.00%
White1,312816.17%

36.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.14%

Male Poverty Rate

38.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waynesboro

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waynesboro is White, with 6.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School54.25%
Some College30.82%
High School26.49%
Bachelors or Greater5.49%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed84.13%
Female Employed20.30%
Male Employed9.05%

Waynesboro Income

Waynesboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,536$46,440
Families$32,266$53,797
Married Families$74,531-
Non Families$14,076$26,387

Waynesboro Marital Status

Waynesboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Waynesboro Married by Age and Sex

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

Waynesboro Veterans

217

Number of Veterans

210

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam78
First Gulf War49
World War II37
Korea16
Second Gulf War13
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7494
75+55
35 to 5437
55 to 6431
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White1099.62%
Black1084.23%

$Waynesboro Veterans by Education

22.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waynesboro Employment Status

54.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Waynesboro 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

81.52%

Born in Georgia

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Waynesboro residents were born in the United States, with 81.52% having been born in Georgia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,327-57-1.06%
20195,384-57-1.05%
20185,441-72-1.31%
20175,513-57-1.02%
20165,570-40-0.71%
20155,610-13-0.23%
20145,623-81-1.42%
20135,704-75-1.30%
20125,779-128-2.17%
20115,907160.27%
20105,891780.13%
20005,8131120.19%
19905,701-59-0.10%
19805,7602300.41%
19705,5301710.31%
19605,3598981.85%
19504,4616681.64%
19403,793-129-0.33%
19303,9226111.71%
19203,3115821.95%
19102,7290.00%