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Overview

Introduction to Waynesboro, Virginia

Waynesboro, Virginia is 50 miles N of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center) and 116 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia.

Waynesboro History

The community derived its name from General "Mad Anthony" Wayne and his family home. In the early days, the Rockfish Gap, located near Waynesboro, made the area a convenient stop for those on their journey to the west. It was then referred to as Teasville. It was after General Wayne's victory, at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794, that the area became known as Waynesborough or Waynesboro. The downtown region was plotted and sold in 1798, and Waynesboro was officially recognized as a town by the state of Virginia on January 8, 1801. It was incorporated in 1834.

Waynesboro and nearby Attractions

  • Waynesboro Public Library
  • Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
  • Frontier Culture Museum
  • Baker Springs Basin
  • Hamilton-Cook Colonnade Shopping Center
  • Shenandoah National Park

Things To Do In Waynesboro

Waynesboro provides easy access to a number of historical museums that are within a range of 20 miles. Among these are the Frontier Culture Museum, Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm & Visitor Center, and Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum. The city has several beautiful churches and cemeteries that are reminiscent of the bygone era. The Hamilton-Cook Colonnade Shopping Center, Willow Oak Plaza Shopping Center, Chips Mini-Mall Shopping Center and Riverside Shopping Center are ideal destinations for shoppers. In addition, the city hosts annual festivals including the Summer Extravaganza and the Virginia Fall Foliage Festival Art Show.

Waynesboro Transportation

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Waynesboro Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by the University of Virginia-Main Campus, James Madison University, and Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,366
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+9,779
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married46.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,132
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,199
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,488

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,379
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$801
Median House Value$158,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.5%
German13.5%
English12.1%
Irish9.7%
Italian3.9%
Scottish2.6%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish0.9%
African0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Waynesboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Waynesboro city
Standard Zip Codes22980
Phone Area Codes540
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.06
Approximate Longitude-78.9

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)

StationSTAUNTON SEWAGE PLANT
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationLEXINGTON
Distance33.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 68 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationTIMBERVILLE 3 E
Distance41.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 43 F
Apr Temp40 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridgewater5,906$74,091
Charlottesville45,538$72,855
Dayton1,633$59,375
Grottoes2,751$61,107
Mount Crawford419$70,625
Staunton24,234$61,775

Waynesboro Public Libraries

Waynesboro Public Library
600 S. WAYNE AVE.
Waynesboro, Virginia
(540) 942-6746

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Waynesboro Public Schools

Berkeley Glenn Elem
1020 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 22980
(540) 946-4680
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Cassell Elem
1301 Rockfish Rd
ZIP: 22980
(540) 946-7635
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Kate Collins Middle
1625 Ivy St
ZIP: 22980
(540) 946-4635
Middle
Total Enrollment 675
Wayne Hills Ctr
937 Fir Street
ZIP: 22980
(540) 946-4626
Primary
Total Enrollment 142
Waynesboro High
1200 Main St
ZIP: 22980
(540) 946-4616
High
Total Enrollment 876
Wenonah Elem
125 N Bayard Ave
ZIP: 22980
(540) 946-4660
Primary
Total Enrollment 238
Westwood Hills Elem
548 Rosser Ave
ZIP: 22980
(540) 946-4670
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
William Perry Elem
840 King Avenue
ZIP: 22980
(540) 946-4650
Primary
Total Enrollment 487

Waynesboro Private Schools

Fishburne Military School
255 S Wayne Ave
ZIP: 22980
Secondary
Total Enrollment 136
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