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Population (year 2000): 15,333. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,112 (-1.4% change)
Males: 6,995 (45.6%), Females: 8,338 (54.4%)

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Median resident age: 37.4 years
Median household income: $23,399 (year 2000)
Median house value: $46,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Waycross:

  • Black (53.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (43.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (12.3%), English (5.7%), Irish (3.8%), German (3.2%), Subsaharan African (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

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Elevation: 135 feet

Land area: 11.7 square miles

Waycross,

For population 25 years and over in Waycross

  • High school or higher: 66.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waycross city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,511 (-9.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Jacksonville, (78.1 miles pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (783.9 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: GA (1.9 miles Sunnyside, GA (2.1 miles Deenwood, GA (9.4 miles Blackshear, GA (15.3 miles Hoboken, GA Patterson, (19.1 miles GA Offerman, (21.4 miles Argyle, GA (22.4 miles) , GA (23.9 miles Alma,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 22 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $70,200
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $61,400
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $66,200

Latitude: 31.21 N, Longitude: 82.35 W

Area code: 912


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.9%), Manufacturing (19.4%), Retail trade (11.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,521 (+42.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,486 (64.3%)


 

Crime in Waycross by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 2 0 1 4 2
    per 100,000 6.5 13.0 0.0 6.5 26.1 13.0
Rapes 14 9 7 9 10 2
    per 100,000 91.3 58.7 45.7 58.7 65.2 13.0
Robberies 39 52 34 35 32 34
    per 100,000 254.4 339.1 221.7 228.3 208.7 221.7
Assaults 63 62 34 38 47 48
    per 100,000 410.9 404.4 221.7 247.8 306.5 313.1
Burglaries 220 174 146 168 188 205
    per 100,000 1434.8 1134.8 952.2 1095.7 1226.1 1337.0
Thefts 1,360 1,099 836 934 817 966
    per 100,000 8869.8 7167.5 5452.3 6091.4 5328.4 6300.1
Auto thefts 62 67 54 51 50 46
    per 100,000 404.4 437.0 352.2 332.6 326.1 300.0
689.1 620.2 442.1 495.0 501.1 517.0


Average climate in Waycross, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Waycross,

Waycross-area historical tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/18/1968, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Waycross city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 2/25/1970, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.9 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Drayton Florence - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Dec 19, 1980), Fred Gibson - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Oct 26, 1981), Pernell Roberts - (born 1928), actor.


Main business address for: ATLANTIC COAST FEDERAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospital/medical center in Waycross:
  • SATILLA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (410 DARLINGTON AV)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Waycross:
  • BACON COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; ALMA, GA)
  • BACON COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; ALMA, GA)
  • CLINCH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; HOMERVILLE, GA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waycross:
  • MOODY AFB (about 60 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; ID: VAD)
  • BRUNSWICK GOLDEN ISLES (about 63 miles; BRUNSWICK, GA; ID: BQK)
  • JACKSONVILLE INTL (about 69 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; ID: JAX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waycross:
  • WAYCROSS-WARE COUNTY (about 3 miles; WAYCROSS, GA; ID: AYS)
  • BACON COUNTY (about 25 miles; ALMA, GA; ID: AMG)
  • HOMERVILLE (about 31 miles; HOMERVILLE, GA; ID: HOE)

Local government website:
Colleges/Universities in Waycross:
  • OKEFENOKEE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 694; Location: 1701 CARSWELL AVE; Public)
  • WAYCROSS COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 525; Location: 2001 S GEORGIA PKY; Public; Website: www.way.peachnet.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waycross:
  • VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; VALDOSTA, GA; Full-time enrollment: 7,157)
  • FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE (about 78 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 10,495)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA (about 89 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 9,256)
  • GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; STATESBORO, GA; FT enrollment: 12,724)
  • ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY (about 96 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; FT enrollment: 3,945)
  • SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (about 103 miles; SAVANNAH, GA; FT enrollment: 4,565)
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (about 106 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 41,543)
Public high school in Waycross:
  • WARE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,498; Location: 700 VICTORY DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Waycross:
  • SOUTHSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 165; Location: 301 BRUNEL STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Waycross:
  • WACONA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 814; Location: 3101 STATE STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WARE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 802; Location: 2301 CHEROKEE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WAYCROSS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 614; Location: 700 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • RUSKIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 471; Location: 3550 VALDOSTA HIGHWAY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CENTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 457; Location: 2114 DOROTHY STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WARESBORO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 438; Location: 3379 WEST CHURCH STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLIAMS HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 705 DEWEY STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MEMORIAL DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 2580 AMBROSE STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DAFFODIL CENTER (Location: 701 MORTON AVENUE; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • ALPHA CENTER ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 950 NEW MEXICO AVENUE; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle school in Waycross:
  • WARE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 12; Location: 2351 WADLEY RD; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Waycross:
  • OKEFENOKEE REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $850,015; Location: 401 LEE AVENUE; 148,943 books; 466 audio materials; 2,798 video materials; 105 serial subscriptions)
 

Waycross compared to Georgia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Waycross:
  • WFNS (1350 AM; 3 kW; BLACKSHEAR, GA; Owner: MARMAC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WCGA (1100 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WOODBINE, GA; Owner: COX BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WUFE (1260 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLOP (1370 AM; 5 kW; JESUP, GA; Owner: JESUP BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WOKA (1310 AM; 4 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waycross:
  • WASW (91.9 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W214BG (90.7 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WKUB (105.1 FM; BLACKSHEAR, GA; Owner: MATTOX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXVS (90.1 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WWUF (97.7 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: MATTOX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWSN (103.3 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYNR (102.5 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWRR (100.7 FM; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WSOL-FM (101.5 FM; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBYZ (94.5 FM; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WAJQ-FM (104.3 FM; ALMA, GA; Owner: BLUEBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Waycross:
  • W54CW (Channel 54; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXGA-TV (Channel 8; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPXC-TV (Channel 21; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: PAXSON JAX LICENSE, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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