Waycross, GA 31503 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 31503: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Waycross, GA 31503

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 424
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,245
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 117
  • County: Ware County
  • Centroid: Latitude 31.219, Longitude -82.374
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 31503 has segments in 3 Counties (Brantley, Pierce, Ware).

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Waycross, GA 31503 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,132
Daytime Population: Workers 8,340
Daytime Population: Residents 12,335
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,675
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 20,169
Population in Familes 16,833
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,963
Population Density2 40
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $39,670
Average Household Income $55,057
Per Capita Income $20,833


Total Housing Units 9,280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,224 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,718 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,338 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $86,604
Average Home Value $115,333


Total Households 7,942
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 5,539
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.4% -0.37%
Households -0.23% -0.38%
Families -0.39% -0.49%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Waycross, GA 31503 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 31503 to the other 710 ZIP Codes in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 186 74th
Population Density # 499 30th
Diversity Index # 444 38th
Median Household Income # 415 42nd
Per Capita Income # 406 43rd

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