Waycross, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waycross, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Waycross had a population of 13,916 as of July 1, 2017. Waycross ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waycross is located at latitude 31.211 and longitude -82.3577 in Ware County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waycross (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Ware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of Waycross (GNIS ID: 2405694) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Waycross is located within Waycross Division of Ware County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waycross population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waycross: Old Nine, Pendleton, Station Number 9, Tebeauville, Way Cross, Yankee Town.

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


Total Population 13,916
Daytime Population: Workers 13,419
Daytime Population: Residents 8,916
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,335
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.60
Population in Households 13,707
Population in Familes 10,860
Population in Group Qrtrs 209
Population Density2 1,188
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $28,092
Average Household Income $41,403
Per Capita Income $16,861


Total Housing Units 7,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,722 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,870 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,909 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $76,159
Average Home Value $96,594


Total Households 5,592
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 3,473
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 -0.72% -0.65%
Households -0.69% -0.64%
Families -0.37% -0.78%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Waycross, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waycross to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 84 87th
Population Density # 121 81st
Diversity Index # 180 72nd
Median Household Income # 571 9th
Per Capita Income # 514 18th

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