Waynesboro, Virginia Population 2021

22,828
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Waynesboro is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 22,828, it is the 25th largest city in Virginia and the 1678th largest city in the United States . Waynesboro is currently growing at a rate of 0.44% annually and its population has increased by 8.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,006 in 2010. Waynesboro reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 15 miles, Waynesboro has a population density of 1,525 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waynesboro is $62,228 with a poverty rate of 16.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $821 per month, and the median house value is $174,100. The median age in Waynesboro is 39.2 years, 36.8 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Waynesboro Demographics

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

  • White: 81.41%
  • Black or African American: 14.22%
  • Two or more races: 2.13%
  • Asian: 1.08%
  • Native American: 0.50%
  • Other race: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.33%
The current population of Waynesboro, Virginia is 22,828 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,630.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,006.

Waynesboro, Virginia Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021124,1044920.40%
2020123,6124920.40%
2019123,1204920.40%
2018122,6288840.72%
2017121,7449970.82%
2016120,7477280.60%
2015120,0195500.46%
2014119,4693590.30%
2013119,1106470.54%
2012118,463-311-0.26%
2011118,7744600.39%
2010118,3140.00%

Waynesboro Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,02581.41%
Black or African American3,14914.22%
Two or More Races4722.13%
Asian2391.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native1100.50%
Some Other Race730.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander720.33%
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Waynesboro Population by Race

Waynesboro Population Pyramid $2021

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Waynesboro Median Age

39.2


Total

36.8


Male

41.1


Female

Waynesboro Adults

There are 16,982 adults, (3,904 of whom are seniors) in Waynesboro.

Waynesboro Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Waynesboro Sex Ratio

Female

11,304

51.06%

Male

10,836

48.94%

Waynesboro Population by Age

Waynesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waynesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female24.3%75.7%
Non Family48.6%51.4%
All57.7%42.3%
Male66%34%
Married79%21%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waynesboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1932.3957.7
Non Family4,1291.2248.6
Married3,4413.1579
Female1,1853.8724.3
Male4383.4266

3.25

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Waynesboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7084.62%
9th to 12th Grade1,4229.27%
High School Graduate5,12533.43%
Some College2,98019.44%
Associates Degree9386.12%
Bachelors Degree2,41415.74%
Graduate Degree1,74511.38%
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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
White12,17310,8443,467
Black2,0921,482384
Hispanic792577138
Asian219202158
2+ Races989830
Native American848419
Islander43
Other Race3621

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.15%.

Waynesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,289$41,044$28,327
Less Than 9th Grade$25,776$36,524$10,846
High School Graduate$30,185$35,306$24,746
Some College$31,512$41,215$24,744
Bachelors Degree$47,058$56,563$34,946
Graduate Degree$61,250$57,647$68,000

$36,289

Average Earnings

$41,044

Average Male

$28,327

Average Female

Waynesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waynesboro Language by Age

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Waynesboro Language

93.20% of Waynesboro residents speak only English, while 6.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.01% of the population.

Waynesboro Language

Waynesboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,3982,01412.28%
Black3,08988828.75%
Hispanic1,78857832.33%
Multiple45922549.02%
Asian23911748.95%
Other734257.53%
Native1101917.27%

16.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.45%

Male Poverty Rate

18.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waynesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waynesboro is Other, with 57.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waynesboro is White, with 12.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.38%.

Waynesboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.56%
High School13.90%
Some College11.42%
Bachelors or Greater4.31%

Waynesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed14.94%
Female Employed12.36%
Male Employed4.31%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Waynesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waynesboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,011$62,228
Families$61,311$80,037
Married Families$77,321-
Non Families$30,897$39,003
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Income by Household Type

Waynesboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

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 35-44.

Waynesboro Marital Status by Race

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Waynesboro Marital Status

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1,587

Number of Veterans

1,436

Male Veterans

151

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam512
First Gulf War394
Second Gulf War308
Korea145
World War II76

Waynesboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74379
75+366
35 to 54307
55 to 64306
18 to 34229

Waynesboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2708.97%
Black26511.74%
Hispanic433.70%
Islander43100.00%
Native American910.71%

Waynesboro Veterans by Race

Waynesboro Veterans by Education

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5.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waynesboro Veterans by Education

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62.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

4.7%

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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67.74%

Born in Waynesboro

96.22%

Native Born

3.78%

Foreign Born

2.85%

Non Citizen

0.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.22% of Waynesboro residents were born in the United States, with 67.74% having been born in Virginia. 2.85% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202122,828990.44%
202022,729990.44%
201922,630990.44%
201822,5312891.30%
201722,2424852.23%
201621,7572151.00%
201521,5422371.11%
201421,3051380.65%
201321,1671010.48%
201221,066-37-0.18%
201121,1031100.52%
201020,9931,4730.73%
200019,5209710.51%
199018,5493,2201.92%
198015,329-1,378-0.86%
197016,7071,0130.63%
196015,6943,3372.42%
195012,3574,9845.30%
19407,3731,1471.71%
19306,2265,5267.56%
19007000.00%

Waynesboro Population by Year