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.



Total Population4,974
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population36


% of people married34.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$22,279
% Above Poverty Level53%
% Below Poverty Level47%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$518
Median House Value$69,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.8%
West Indian0.6%
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Waynesboro Almanac

Nearest Medium City 76 miles NW of Mobile, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City146 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes39367
Phone Area Codes601
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Waynesboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 77 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip58 inches
StationQUITMAN 1 N
Distance27.4 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.3 inches
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp36 to 57 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip58.6 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
State Line677$32,321

Waynesboro Public Libraries

Waynesboro-wayne County Library System
1103 A MISSISSIPPI DRIVE WAYNESBORO, MS 39367 (31.682864, -88.646778)
Waynesboro, Mississippi
(601) 735-2268

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Waynesboro Hospitals

Wayne General Hospital
(Government - Local)
950 Matthew Drive
(601) 735-5151
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Waynesboro Public Schools

Beat Four Elementary School
5090 Hwy 84
(601) 735-2124
Total Enrollment 443
Clara Elementary School
40 Clara School Rd
(601) 735-2065
Total Enrollment 470
Waynesboro Elementary Sch
1022 Azalea Dr
(601) 735-2205
Total Enrollment 709
Wayne County High School
1325 Azalea Dr
(601) 735-2851
Total Enrollment 1023
Waynesboro Middle School
155 Wayne St
(601) 735-3159
Total Enrollment 531
Wayne County Alternative School
1325 Azalea Dr
(601) 735-2851
Wayne Co Vocational Complex
800 Collins St
(601) 735-5036

Waynesboro Private Schools

Wayne Academy
46 Joe Jordan Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 280
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