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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,966
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+1,492
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married33.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,969
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,949

Wealth

Median Family Income$27,606
% Above Poverty Level56.5%
% Below Poverty Level43.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$498
Median House Value$65,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.5%
English17.5%
Scottish2.5%
German1.3%
African1.2%
Irish0.9%
Italian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Bahamian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
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Waynesboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes39367
Phone Area Codes601
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.67
Approximate Longitude-88.64

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 W
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
StationLAUREL
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Heidelberg815$45,833
Sandersville850$61,023
Shubuta335$38,750
State Line817$32,981

Waynesboro Public Libraries

Waynesboro-wayne County Library System
1103 A MISSISSIPPI DRIVE
Waynesboro, Mississippi
(601) 735-2268

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Waynesboro Hospitals

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

Waynesboro Public Schools

Beat Four Elementary School
5090 Hwy. 84
ZIP: 39367
(601) 735-2124
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Waynesboro Middle School
155 Wayne Street
ZIP: 39367
(601) 735-3159
Middle
Total Enrollment 470
Wayne Co Vocational Complex
800 Collins Street
ZIP: 39367
(601) 735-5036
High
Clara Elementary School
40 Clara School Rd
ZIP: 39367
(601) 735-2065
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Wayne County High School
1325 Azalea Drive
ZIP: 39367
(601) 735-2851
High
Total Enrollment 1003
Waynesboro Elementary Sch
1022 Azalea Drive
ZIP: 39367
(601) 735-2205
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Wayne County Alternative School
1325 Azalea Dr
ZIP: 39367
(601) 735-2851
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Waynesboro Private Schools

Wayne Academy
46 Joe Jordan Rd
ZIP: 39367
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 280
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