|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Waycross is 13,759. Waycross, Georgia is the 2,495th largest city in the US.
Parts of Waycross are located within Pierce County and Ware County.
The peak population of Waycross was in 1990, when its population was 16,853. In 1990, Waycross was the 1,603rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,495th largest city in the US. Waycross is currently 18.4% smaller than it was in 1990.
Waycross has shrunk 10.5% since the year 2000. Waycross, Georgia's growth is extremely below average. 93% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Waycross has a population density of 1,250.7 people per square mile.
|2490||New Franklin, Ohio||13,798||-5.1%|
|2492||Olean, New York||13,786||-9.9%|
|2496||Orange City, Florida||13,757||73.1%|
|2497||Grass Valley, California||13,754||15.7%|
|2498||Trophy Club, Texas||13,745||113.5%|
|2499||Cayce, South Carolina||13,739||12.4%|
The total voting age population of Waycross, Georgia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 9,796. The voting age population is 41.4% male and 58.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 18.1% of the residents of Waycross are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Waycross are 54.6% Black, 42.1% White, 1.9% Two or more races, 1.1% Other, 0.3% Asian and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 2.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Waycross, 36.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 59.4%. On a per-household basis, 27.7% of families are below the poverty line in Waycross.
Among those aged 16 and older, 49.1% of Waycross residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 83.7% of Waycross residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 16.3% have a bachelor's degree and 4.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Waycross residents aged 5 and older, 2.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Waycross is 5.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Waycross, 19.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Waycross is $27,381.
In Waycross, 45.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 54.4% of housing units in Waycross.
Of all the housing units in Waycross, 15.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Waycross, 6.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 460 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Waycross is $627.
In Waycross, 62.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.