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Overview

Introduction to Waynesboro, Mississippi

Waynesboro, Mississippi, in Wayne county, is located 76 miles NW of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and is 146 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Waynesboro History

The city of Waynesboro was named after Gen. Mad Anthony Wayne, who was born in Wayneborough and served as a General in the United States Army. The city was previously known as Mount Vernon and got its current name in the year 1797. However, the place was initially incorporated as the town of Waynesburg in the year 1818, and was later reincorporated as Waynesboro in 1831. The first expressway was built in the year 1816 between Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

Waynesboro and nearby Attractions

  • Bladon Springs State Park
  • Clarke County Historical Museum
  • Bluff Hall
  • De Sotto National Forest
  • Clarkco State Park

Things To Do In Waynesboro

Tourist attractions in the city include several parks like the Bladon Springs State Park and Clarkco State Park, which offer swimming, camping, and fishing facilities. The De Sotto National Forest is another popular tourist haunt. Here, one can enjoy the rich vegetation of the forest. Bluff Hall and Clarke County Historical Museum are the two historical attractions where tourists can learn about the history of the region.

Waynesboro Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by the Jackson International Airport.

Waynesboro Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued through Jones County Junior College, Meridian Community College, University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, and William Carey College.

People

Total Population 4,974
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,596
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 34.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $22,279
% Above Poverty Level 53%
% Below Poverty Level 47%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $518
Median House Value $69,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 0.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Waynesboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 76 miles NW of Mobile, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 146 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 39367
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.674
Longitude -88.646

Waynesboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WAYNESBORO 2 W
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 58 inches
Station QUITMAN 1 N
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Station LAUREL
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Waynesboro, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wboro (39367)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Heidelberg 702 $42,589
Sandersville 685 $55,833
Shubuta 342 $31,875
State Line 677 $32,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Waynesboro Public Libraries

Library
Waynesboro-wayne County Library System
712 WAYNE STREET
Waynesboro, Mississippi
(601) 735-2268
Library Web Site

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Waynesboro Hospitals

WAYNE GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
950 MATTHEW DR
(601) 735-5151
Emergency Service: Yes

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1325 AZALEA DRIVE
601-735-2851
Serves 1,078 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

WAYNE CO VOCATIONAL COMPLEX
800 COLLINS STREET
601-735-5036
A Vocational School

WAYNE COUNTY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
802 COLLINS STREET
601-671-8891
A Non-traditional School

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