Waynesboro, Mississippi Population 2021

4,749
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Waynesboro is a city located in Wayne County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Wayne County. With a 2020 population of 4,749, it is the 65th largest city in Mississippi and the 4907th largest city in the United States . Waynesboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -5.83% 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 374 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waynesboro is $45,381 with a poverty rate of 44.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $505 per month, and the median house value is $85,300. 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 Waynesboro was:

  • Black or African American: 63.01%
  • White: 30.97%
  • Two or more races: 3.31%
  • Other race: 2.36%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waynesboro, Mississippi is 4,749 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,833.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,043.

Waynesboro, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,06463.01%
White1,50630.97%
Two or More Races1613.31%
Some Other Race1152.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.35%
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Waynesboro Population by Race

Waynesboro Population Pyramid $2021

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Waynesboro Median Age

36


Total

34.5


Male

36.6


Female

Waynesboro Adults

There are 3,472 adults, (782 of whom are seniors) in Waynesboro.

Waynesboro Age Dependency

80.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Waynesboro Sex Ratio

Female

2,600

53.46%

Male

2,263

46.54%

Waynesboro Population by Age

Waynesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waynesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.2%21.8%
Non Family67.4%32.6%
All65.2%34.8%
Male55.6%44.4%
Female54.4%45.6%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waynesboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7862.6365.2
Female6253.654.4
Non Family5671.2367.4
Married4952.6978.2
Male994.355.6

3.14

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Waynesboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade41614.04%
9th to 12th Grade45415.32%
High School Graduate1,20940.80%
Some College41614.04%
Associates Degree1284.32%
Bachelors Degree1404.72%
Graduate Degree2006.75%
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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
Black1,7531,158137
White1,046829203
Hispanic9537
Other Race7837
2+ Races6969
Native American17

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.41%.

Waynesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,110$34,653$16,536
Less Than 9th Grade$$30,844$
High School Graduate$18,158$32,983$12,409
Some College$43,125$49,730$29,107
Bachelors Degree$29,890$$29,265
Graduate Degree$54,844$$

$28,110

Average Earnings

$34,653

Average Male

$16,536

Average Female

Waynesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waynesboro Language by Age

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Waynesboro Language

96.74% of Waynesboro residents speak only English, while 3.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.26% of the population.

Waynesboro Language

Waynesboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,0081,82060.51%
White1,45021514.83%
Hispanic1327859.09%
Other1157867.83%

44.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

49.34%

Male Poverty Rate

40.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waynesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waynesboro is Other, with 67.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waynesboro is White, with 14.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 63.47%.

Waynesboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade63.47%
High School43.79%
Some College11.73%
Bachelors or Greater11.61%

Waynesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed93.93%
Female Employed20.67%
Male Employed4.09%

Waynesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waynesboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,773$45,381
Families$28,824$47,141
Married Families$48,447-
Non Families$16,605$37,193
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Income by Household Type

Waynesboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.1%

Male Marriage Rate

24.1%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Waynesboro Marital Status by Race

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Waynesboro Marital Status

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88

Number of Veterans

88

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam69
World War II
Korea
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Waynesboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7438
55 to 6423
75+19
35 to 548
18 to 34

Waynesboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black542.47%
White343.02%

Waynesboro Veterans by Race

Waynesboro Veterans by Education

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9.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

67.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waynesboro Veterans by Education

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51.7%

Labor Force Participation

41.2%

Employment Rate

20.3%

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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83.41%

Born in Waynesboro

97.57%

Native Born

2.43%

Foreign Born

2.20%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.57% of Waynesboro residents were born in the United States, with 83.41% having been born in Mississippi. 2.20% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,749-28-0.59%
20204,777-28-0.58%
20194,805-28-0.58%
20184,833-37-0.76%
20174,870-19-0.39%
20164,889-28-0.57%
20154,917-5-0.10%
20144,922-13-0.26%
20134,935-47-0.94%
20124,982-14-0.28%
20114,996-50-0.99%
20105,046-151-0.29%
20005,197540.10%
19905,143-206-0.39%
19805,3499812.05%
19704,3684761.16%
19603,8924501.24%
19503,4420.00%

Waynesboro Population by Year