Waynesville, Missouri Population 2023

5,580

Waynesville is a city located in Pulaski County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County. With a 2023 population of 5,580, it is the 133rd largest city in Missouri and the 6175th largest city in the United States.Waynesville is currently growing at a rate of 1.05% annually and its population has increased by 3.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,406 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Waynesville has a population density of 869 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waynesville is $65,199 with a poverty rate of 30.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Waynesville is 28.1 years, 29.4 years for males, and 25.9 years for females.

Waynesville Demographics

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

  • White: 76.03%
  • Black or African American: 11.37%
  • Two or more races: 10.06%
  • Other race: 2.53%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waynesville, Missouri is 5,580 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,406.

Waynesville, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waynesville Population by Race

Waynesville Population Pyramid 2023

Waynesville Median Age

28.1

Total

29.4

Male

25.9

Female

Waynesville Adults

There are 3,764 adults, (482 of whom are seniors) in Waynesville.

Waynesville Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Waynesville Sex Ratio

Female2,50647.64%
Male2,75452.36%

Waynesville Population by Age

Waynesville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.9

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

41.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waynesville Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waynesville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waynesville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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 black people with a rate of 34.29%.

Waynesville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$45,642

Average Earnings

$46,660

Average Male

$43,694

Average Female

Waynesville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waynesville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waynesville Language

94.30% of Waynesville residents speak only English, while 5.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.72% of the population.

Waynesville Language

Waynesville Poverty by Race

rate

30.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.08%

Male Poverty Rate

21.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waynesville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waynesville is Multiple, with 42.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waynesville is Hispanic, with 21.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 19.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.75%.

Waynesville Poverty

Waynesville Poverty Rate by Education

Waynesville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waynesville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waynesville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Waynesville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waynesville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

799

Number of Veterans

706

Male Veterans

93

Female Veterans

Waynesville Veterans by War

Waynesville Veterans by Age

count

Waynesville Veterans by Race

Waynesville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waynesville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Waynesville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waynesville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waynesville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

29.62%

Born in Waynesville

93.71%

Native Born

3.59%

Foreign Born

0.41%

Non Citizen

3.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.71% of Waynesville residents were born in the United States, with 29.62% having been born in Missouri. 0.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Waynesville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Waynesville Population by Year