Waynesville, Missouri Population 2021

5,465
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Waynesville is a city located in Pulaski County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County. With a 2020 population of 5,465, it is the 125th largest city in Missouri and the 4529th largest city in the United States . Waynesville is currently growing at a rate of 1.58% annually and its population has increased by 13.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,830 in 2010. Waynesville reached it's highest population of 5,465 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Waynesville has a population density of 851 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waynesville is $65,199 with a poverty rate of 19.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $895 per month, and the median house value is $186,600. The median age in Waynesville is 34.8 years, 33.1 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

Waynesville Demographics

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

  • White: 79.34%
  • Black or African American: 11.93%
  • Two or more races: 6.20%
  • Asian: 1.60%
  • Other race: 0.93%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waynesville, Missouri is 5,465 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,210.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,830.

Waynesville, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,17179.34%
Black or African American62711.93%
Two or More Races3266.20%
Asian841.60%
Some Other Race490.93%
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Waynesville Population by Race

Waynesville Population Pyramid $2021

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Waynesville Median Age

34.8


Total

33.1


Male

36.5


Female

Waynesville Adults

There are 3,751 adults, (620 of whom are seniors) in Waynesville.

Waynesville Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Waynesville Sex Ratio

Female

2,769

52.67%

Male

2,488

47.33%

Waynesville Population by Age

Waynesville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waynesville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female56.2%43.8%
Married49.5%50.5%
All46.7%53.3%
Non Family41.2%58.8%
Male0%100%

46.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waynesville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0422.4846.7
Married9483.1449.5
Non Family735041.2
Female3243.9456.2
Male351.940

3.24

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Waynesville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade240.70%
9th to 12th Grade240.70%
High School Graduate97428.41%
Some College70420.54%
Associates Degree50814.82%
Bachelors Degree81023.63%
Graduate Degree38411.20%
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Waynesville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waynesville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,4732,425906
Black468468134
Hispanic246246145
2+ Races1571579
Asian8484
Other Race2525

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 58.94%.

Waynesville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,524$50,433$27,449
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$25,156$26,948$20,656
Some College$44,918$46,777$
Bachelors Degree$60,511$61,800$48,670
Graduate Degree$70,611$71,861$67,750

$45,524

Average Earnings

$50,433

Average Male

$27,449

Average Female

Waynesville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waynesville Language by Age

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Waynesville Language

94.88% of Waynesville residents speak only English, while 5.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.31% of the population.

Waynesville Language

Waynesville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,74657615.38%
Hispanic29120470.10%
Black58418531.68%
Multiple326257.67%

19.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.30%

Male Poverty Rate

18.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waynesville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waynesville is Hispanic, with 70.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waynesville is Multiple, with 7.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.57%.

Waynesville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College16.28%
High School15.67%
Bachelors or Greater14.20%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Waynesville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed24.10%
Male Unemployed24.00%
Female Unemployed15.25%
Male Employed7.22%

Waynesville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waynesville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,625$65,199
Families$76,728$76,977
Married Families$91,806-
Non Families$43,530$42,694
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Income by Household Type

Waynesville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Waynesville Married by Age and Sex

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Waynesville Marriage

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

Waynesville Marital Status by Race

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Waynesville Marital Status

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735

Number of Veterans

626

Male Veterans

109

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War437
Second Gulf War365
Vietnam128
World War II34
Korea7

Waynesville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54439
75+127
55 to 6475
18 to 3455
65 to 7439

Waynesville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White58921.90%
2+ Races8344.62%
Black6322.58%

Waynesville Veterans by Race

Waynesville Veterans by Education

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16.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waynesville Veterans by Education

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58%

Labor Force Participation

40.1%

Employment Rate

10.9%

Unemployment Rate

Waynesville Employment by Age

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Waynesville Employment by Race

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Waynesville 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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25.74%

Born in Waynesville

92.26%

Native Born

7.74%

Foreign Born

4.13%

Non Citizen

3.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.26% of Waynesville residents were born in the United States, with 25.74% having been born in Missouri. 4.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waynesville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,465851.58%
20205,380851.61%
20195,295851.63%
20185,210220.42%
20175,188-69-1.31%
20165,257-55-1.04%
20155,312-11-0.21%
20145,323450.85%
20135,2781522.97%
20125,1261012.01%
20115,025992.01%
20104,9261,4193.46%
20003,5073000.90%
19903,2073281.08%
19802,879-496-1.58%
19703,3750.00%

Waynesville Population by Year