Waynesboro, Mississippi Population 2020

4,842

Waynesboro is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 4,842, it is the 65th largest city in Mississippi and the 4844th largest city in the United States. Waynesboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.31% annually and its population has decreased by -3.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,043 in 2010. Waynesboro reached it's highest population of 5,349 in 1980. Spanning over 13 miles, Waynesboro has a population density of 381 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waynesboro is $41,894 with a poverty rate of 41.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $482 per month, and the median house value is $86,400. The median age in Waynesboro is 35 years, 25.1 years for males, and 36.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.5 males.

Waynesboro Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 65.05%
  • White: 32.38%
  • Two or more races: 2.10%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waynesboro, Mississippi is 4,842, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,872.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,043.

Waynesboro, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,19465.05%
White1,59032.38%
Two or More Races1032.10%
Some Other Race170.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.12%

Waynesboro Population Pyramid 2020

Waynesboro Median Age

35


Total

25.1


Male

36.8


Female

Waynesboro Adults

There are 3,466 adults, (629 of whom are seniors) in Waynesboro.

Waynesboro Age Dependency

73.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Waynesboro Sex Ratio

Female

2,512

51.16%

Male

2,398

48.84%

Waynesboro Households and Families

Waynesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Waynesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.7%23.3%
Non Family62.5%37.5%
All54.9%45.1%
Female32.8%67.2%
Male14.1%85.9%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6952.854.9
Married5583.3476.7
Non Family5331.1762.5
Female4483.8532.8
Male1563.4514.1

3.39

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Waynesboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade34411.73%
9th to 12th Grade54518.59%
High School Graduate1,12838.47%
Some College39013.30%
Associates Degree1234.20%
Bachelors Degree2087.09%
Graduate Degree1946.62%

Waynesboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,6421,153220
White1,233839182
Multiple Races3434
Hispanic2317
Other Race1717
Native American6

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.76%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,936$31,904$25,200
Less Than High School$30,691$31,011$
High School Grad$19,483$23,386$15,369
Some College$30,913$34,676$28,333
Bachelors Degree$30,052$52,589$28,578
Graduate Degree$57,719$53,542$58,375

$27,936

Average Earnings

$31,904

Average Male

$25,200

Average Female

Waynesboro Language

Waynesboro Language by Age

Waynesboro Language

99.35% of Waynesboro residents speak only English, while 0.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.65% of the population.

Waynesboro Poverty

Waynesboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,1311,74655.76%
White1,53322714.81%

41.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

46.90%

Male Poverty Rate

35.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waynesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waynesboro is Black, with 55.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waynesboro is White, with 14.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 59.87%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School57.43%
High School37.19%
Bachelors or Greater14.93%
Some College14.75%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed92.75%
Male Unemployed89.47%
Female Employed17.50%
Male Employed12.84%

Waynesboro Income

Waynesboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,580$41,894
Families$29,433$46,764
Married Families$54,280-
Non Families$16,629$27,602

Waynesboro Marital Status

Waynesboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

29.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.0%

Male Marriage Rate

26.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Waynesboro Married by Age and Sex

Waynesboro 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 45-54.

Waynesboro Marital Status by Race

Waynesboro Veterans

129

Number of Veterans

129

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam83
First Gulf War19
World War II
Korea
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6459
35 to 5437
65 to 7418
75+15
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White735.67%
Black562.64%

$Waynesboro Veterans by Education

9.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waynesboro Employment Status

55.1%

Labor Force Participation

45.2%

Employment Rate

18%

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

82.65%

Born in Mississippi

99.47%

Native Born

0.53%

Foreign Born

0.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.47% of Waynesboro residents were born in the United States, with 82.65% having been born in Mississippi. 0.53% 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
20204,842-15-0.31%
20194,857-15-0.31%
20184,872-24-0.49%
20174,896-15-0.31%
20164,911-24-0.49%
20154,93520.04%
20144,933-13-0.26%
20134,946-44-0.88%
20124,990-10-0.20%
20115,000-47-0.93%
20105,047-150-0.29%
20005,197540.10%
19905,143-206-0.39%
19805,3499812.05%
19704,3684761.16%
19603,8924501.24%
19503,4420.00%