Waynesville, North Carolina Population 2020

10,276

Waynesville is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 10,276, it is the 87th largest city in North Carolina and the 3036th largest city in the United States. Waynesville is currently growing at a rate of 0.80% annually and its population has increased by 4.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,869 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Waynesville has a population density of 1,164 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waynesville is $62,025 with a poverty rate of 18.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $758 per month, and the median house value is $172,600. The median age in Waynesville is 48.2 years, 44.8 years for males, and 51.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.5 males.

Waynesville Demographics

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

  • White: 93.82%
  • Black or African American: 2.05%
  • Two or more races: 1.80%
  • Asian: 0.95%
  • Other race: 0.81%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waynesville, North Carolina is 10,276, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,112.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,869.

Waynesville, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,28693.82%
Black or African American2032.05%
Two or More Races1781.80%
Asian940.95%
Some Other Race800.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.58%

Waynesville Population Pyramid 2020

Waynesville Median Age

48.2


Total

44.8


Male

51.6


Female

Waynesville Adults

There are 7,907 adults, (2,872 of whom are seniors) in Waynesville.

Waynesville Age Dependency

96.6

Age Dependency Ratio

57

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Waynesville Sex Ratio

Female

5,279

53.33%

Male

4,619

46.67%

Waynesville Households and Families

Waynesville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Waynesville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71%29%
Male58.1%41.9%
All55.3%44.7%
Non Family47.7%52.3%
Female22.2%77.8%

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6892.0655.3
Non Family2,1741.147.7
Married1,9762.871
Female4463.3122.2
Male932.6358.1

2.83

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

2.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Waynesville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3384.58%
9th to 12th Grade1,05414.28%
High School Graduate1,75123.73%
Some College1,32517.96%
Associates Degree82011.11%
Bachelors Degree1,10214.93%
Graduate Degree98913.40%

Waynesville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,8585,6531,960
Hispanic1888653
Black1326922
Multiple Races8664
Asian757556
Native American4848
Other Race372

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 74.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,836$45,549$25,633
Less Than High School$16,806$$15,946
High School Grad$23,194$$14,537
Some College$33,033$41,114$27,155
Bachelors Degree$42,051$55,192$26,210
Graduate Degree$64,554$66,618$62,589

$31,836

Average Earnings

$45,549

Average Male

$25,633

Average Female

Waynesville Language

Waynesville Language by Age

Waynesville Language

95.97% of Waynesville residents speak only English, while 4.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.66% of the population.

Waynesville Poverty

Waynesville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,6881,47717.00%
Multiple17812469.66%
Hispanic4919519.35%
Black2038642.36%
Other805467.50%
Asian943234.04%
Native572442.11%

18.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.23%

Male Poverty Rate

18.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waynesville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waynesville is Multiple, with 69.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waynesville is White, with 17.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.09%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.79%
Some College12.46%
High School11.09%
Bachelors or Greater3.58%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.67%
Male Unemployed28.09%
Male Employed10.41%
Female Employed9.73%

Waynesville Income

Waynesville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,032$62,025
Families$54,914$79,232
Married Families$60,243-
Non Families$25,683$41,159

Waynesville Marital Status

Waynesville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Waynesville Married by Age and Sex

Waynesville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Waynesville Marital Status by Race

Waynesville Veterans

844

Number of Veterans

812

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam333
First Gulf War194
Korea162
Second Gulf War55
World War II51
Age Group Veterans
75+297
65 to 74252
35 to 54172
55 to 64113
18 to 3410
Name Veterans % of Total
White80010.68%
Black1913.57%
Hispanic177.98%
Asian1418.67%
2 or More65.56%
Indian58.77%

$Waynesville Veterans by Education

8.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waynesville Employment Status

50.9%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Waynesville 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

62.19%

Born in North Carolina

97.11%

Native Born

2.89%

Foreign Born

0.95%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.11% of Waynesville residents were born in the United States, with 62.19% having been born in North Carolina. 0.95% 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
202010,276820.80%
201910,194820.81%
201810,1121361.36%
20179,976820.83%
20169,8941261.29%
20159,768690.71%
20149,699-10-0.10%
20139,709540.56%
20129,655-151-1.54%
20119,806-41-0.42%
20109,8476150.65%
20009,2322,4743.17%
19906,758-7-0.01%
19806,7652770.42%
19706,4883290.52%
19606,1598641.52%
19505,2952,3556.06%
19402,9400.00%