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Overview

Introduction to Waynesboro, Georgia

Waynesboro, Georgia, in Burke county, is 26 miles S of Augusta, Georgia (center to center) and 144 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia.

Waynesboro History

The region now known as Waynesboro was settled before the Revolutionary War, but the town was not laid out until 1783. The community was named in honor of General Anthony Wayne, a Revolutionary War hero nicknamed "Mad Anthony Wayne." According to some accounts, President George Washington owned land in the area, but after his involvement with the revolutionaries and purchase of the Mt. Vernon property, he sold the land. The city was originally incorporated as "Waynesborough" in 1883. It is nationally recognized as the "Bird Dog Captial of the World."

Waynesboro and Nearby Attractions

  • Burke County Museum
  • Redcliffe State Historic Site
  • Aiken County Historical Museum
  • Colonial Times
  • Magnolia Springs State Park

Things To Do In Waynesboro

Burke County Museum, located in the city, showcases artifacts reflecting the history of Burke County. The Augusta Museum of History, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Morris Museum of Art, and Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History are nearby. Colonial Times, a living history park, is a popular attraction near the city. In addition, Waynesboro offers easy access to historical sites like the Springfield Baptist Church, Redcliffe State Historic Site, Woodrow Wilson Home, and Sand Hills Cottage. The Magnolia Springs State Park offers various recreational facilities for hiking, bicycling, camping, boating, and swimming. Waynesboro Plaza Shopping Center is a popular shopping mall in the city.

Waynesboro Transportation

The closest major airport is Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field.

Waynesboro Higher Education

Augusta State University, Georgia Southern University, and University of South Carolina at Aiken are nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,755
Male Share of the Population44.6%
Female Share of the Population55.4%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+1,912
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married40.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.5%
Median Earnings25+$25,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,717
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,029

Wealth

Median Family Income$30,254
% Above Poverty Level58.6%
% Below Poverty Level41.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.7%
Median Gross Rent$396
Median House Value$78,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)75.5%
English4.3%
Irish2.4%
German1.3%
African1%
Welsh0.8%
Italian0.5%
Dutch0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
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Waynesboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Burke County
Standard Zip Codes30830
Phone Area Codes706,762
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.09
Approximate Longitude-82.01

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)

StationWAYNESBORO 2 NE
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip47.2 inches
StationAUGUSTA BUSH FIELD AP
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationAIKEN 4 NE
Distance40.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 58 F
Apr Temp49 to 79 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip52.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blythe719$43,409
Girard156$21,250
Hephzibah3,936$72,353
Midville321$43,750
Millen2,972$31,429
Sardis875$26,250

Waynesboro Hospitals

Burke County Hospital
(Proprietary)
351 Liberty Street

Waynesboro Public Schools

Blakeney Elementary
100 Olympic Dr
ZIP: 30830
(706) 554-2265
Primary
Total Enrollment 812
Burke County High School
1057 Burke Veterans Pkwy
ZIP: 30830
(706) 554-6691
High
Total Enrollment 1167
Burke County Life Center
305 Park Dr
ZIP: 30830
(706) 554-9199
Burke County Middle School
356 Southside Dr
ZIP: 30830
(706) 554-3532
Middle
Total Enrollment 1000
Waynesboro Primary School
352 Southside Dr
ZIP: 30830
(706) 554-5125
Primary
Total Enrollment 1095

Waynesboro Private Schools

Edmund Burke Academy
403 Ga Highway 56 S
ZIP: 30830
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 421
Faith Christian Academy
498 Park Dr
ZIP: 30830
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
Lords House Of Praise Christian School
162 Day Break Rd
ZIP: 30830
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
Waynesboro Mennonite School
893 Us Highway 25 N
ZIP: 30830
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
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