Waynesboro, Mississippi Population 2022

4,721
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Waynesboro is a city located in Wayne County Mississippi. Waynesboro has a 2020 population of 4,721. It is also the county seat of Wayne County. Waynesboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -6.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,046 in 2010.

The average household income in Waynesboro is $45,381 with a poverty rate of 42.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $477 per month, and the median house value is $68,300. The median age in Waynesboro is 36 years, 34.5 years for males, and 36.6 years for females.

Waynesboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waynesborowas:

  • Black or African American: 67.76%
  • White: 30.09%
  • Other race: 1.95%
  • Two or more races: 0.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waynesboro, Mississippi is 4,721 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,721.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,046.

Waynesboro, Mississippi Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,46930.09%
Black or African American3,30867.76%
Some Other Race951.95%
Two or More Races100.20%
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Waynesboro Population by Race

Waynesboro Population Pyramid 2022

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Waynesboro Median Age

34


Total

30.5


Male

37.2


Female

Waynesboro Adults

There are 3,510 adults, (816 of whom are seniors) in Waynesboro.

Waynesboro Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Waynesboro Sex Ratio

Female

2,357

48.28%

Male

2,525

51.72%

Waynesboro Population by Age

Waynesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waynesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male85%15%
Married81.4%18.6%
All71.6%28.4%
Non Family65.9%34.1%
Female59.8%40.2%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waynesboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9952.3771.6
Married4312.5781.4
Male4261.685
Female5693.9359.8
Non Family5691.2365.9

2.72

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Waynesboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade36512.03%
9th to 12th Grade43414.30%
High School Graduate1,03234.00%
Some College33010.87%
Associates Degree1173.86%
Bachelors Degree2227.31%
Graduate Degree53517.63%
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Waynesboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waynesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White980782265
Black1,9931,431492
2+ Races109
Other Race5214
Hispanic5214

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 90.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.04%.

Waynesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,339$36,506$15,487
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$20,700$35,810$11,997
Some College$33,875$35,517$30,625
Bachelors Degree$$143,516$29,068
Graduate Degree$$$

$26,339

Average Earnings

$36,506

Average Male

$15,487

Average Female

Waynesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waynesboro Language by Age

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Waynesboro Language

97.53% of Waynesboro residents speak only English, while 2.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.47% of the population.

Waynesboro Language

Waynesboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic958185.26%
Black3,2541,64150.43%
White1,40928320.09%
Other81NaN%

42.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.80%

Male Poverty Rate

41.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waynesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waynesboro is Hispanic, with 85.26% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.57%.

Waynesboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.16%
High School40.86%
Some College38.17%
Bachelors or Greater5.98%

Waynesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.35%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed24.70%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Waynesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waynesboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$19,482$45,482
Families$19,940$46,061
Married Families$55,903-
Non Families$12,337$39,714
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Income by Household Type

Waynesboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

22.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

22.2%

Male Marriage Rate

21.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Waynesboro Married by Age and Sex

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Waynesboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Waynesboro Marital Status by Race

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Waynesboro Marital Status

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93

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
Vietnam76
Korea
World War II

Waynesboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54
55 to 6451
65 to 7412
75+30

Waynesboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White474.42%
Black461.93%

Waynesboro Veterans by Race

Waynesboro Veterans by Education

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17.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waynesboro Veterans by Education

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39.9%

Labor Force Participation

34%

Employment Rate

14.9%

Unemployment Rate

Waynesboro Employment by Age

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Waynesboro Employment by Race

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Waynesboro 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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85.31%

Born in Waynesboro

97.85%

Native Born

2.15%

Foreign Born

1.88%

Non Citizen

0.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.85% of Waynesboro residents were born in the United States, with 85.31% having been born in Mississippi. 1.88% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19503,4420.00%
19603,8924501.24%
19704,3684761.16%
19805,3499812.05%
19905,143-206-0.39%
20005,197540.10%
20105,046-151-0.29%
20114,996-50-0.99%
20124,982-14-0.28%
20134,935-47-0.94%
20144,922-13-0.26%
20154,917-5-0.10%
20164,889-28-0.57%
20174,870-19-0.39%
20184,833-37-0.76%
20194,805-28-0.58%
20204,777-28-0.58%
20214,749-28-0.59%
20224,721-28-0.59%

Waynesboro Population by Year