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Population (year 2000): 6,674. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,227 (+8.3% change)
Males: 3,160 (47.3%), Females: 3,514 (52.7%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $33,304 (year 2000)
Median house value: $90,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Waveland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.9%)
  • Black (11.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Vietnamese (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: French (17.3%), German (14.2%), Irish (13.2%), United States (10.9%), English (10.7%), Italian (5.2%).

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Elevation: 17 feet

Land area: 6.8 square miles

Waveland,

For population 25 years and over in Waveland

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waveland city

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

2.4% Foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.7% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,236 (+22.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MS Gulfport, (22.5 miles pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Orleans, LA New (51.3 miles pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (413.8 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Park, MS (2.7 miles Shoreline St. Louis, MS Bay (3.2 miles MS Diamondhead, (6.5 miles MS (9.2 miles Kiln, Christian, MS Pass (9.7 miles MS Pearlington, (15.5 miles Beach, MS Long (16.0 miles MS Gulfport, (22.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 30 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 1997: 46 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 1998: 49 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 1999: 55 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2000: 68 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2002: 75 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2003: 120 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2004: 88 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2005: 73 buildings, average cost: $122,800

Latitude: 30.29 N, Longitude: 89.38 W


Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (20.4%), Educational,health and social services (15.6%), Retail trade (13.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -561 (-8.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 575 (20.6%)


 

Crime in Waveland by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 1 0
    per 100,000 30.0 0.0 15.0 0.0
Rapes 2 0 1 3
    per 100,000 30.0 0.0 15.0 45.0
Robberies 3 10 3 2
    per 100,000 45.0 149.8 45.0 30.0
Assaults 3 9 3 2
    per 100,000 45.0 134.9 45.0 30.0
Burglaries 63 40 65 58
    per 100,000 944.0 599.3 973.9 869.0
Thefts 301 260 258 304
    per 100,000 4510.0 3895.7 3865.7 4555.0
Auto thefts 19 16 15 20
    per 100,000 284.7 239.7 224.8 299.7
333.7 288.9 284.2 300.0


Average climate in Waveland, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Waveland,

Waveland-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.2 miles away from the Waveland city center injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1980, a category 3 tornado 15.3 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Waveland:
  • HANCOCK GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; BAY SAINT LOUIS, MS)
  • COLUMBIA GARDEN PARK HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; GULFPORT, MS)
  • BILOXI REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; BILOXI, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waveland:
  • STENNIS INTL (about 8 miles; BAY ST LOUIS, MS; ID: HSA)
  • GULFPORT-BILOXI INTL (about 24 miles; GULFPORT, MS; ID: GPT)
  • KEESLER AFB (about 34 miles; BILOXI, MS; ID: BIX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waveland:
  • DIAMONDHEAD (about 5 miles; DIAMONDHEAD, MS; ID: 66Y)
  • VORTEX (about 18 miles; LONG BEACH, MS; ID: 35M)
  • PICAYUNE MUNI (about 23 miles; PICAYUNE, MS; ID: MJD)

Amtrak station near Waveland:
  • 4 miles: BAY ST. LOUIS (303 S. RAILROAD AVE.). Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 9 $12,900 $17,200 1 $450
Fire - Other 2 $5,966 $35,796 0 $0
Firefighters 12 $16,128 $16,128 8 $4,308
Police - Other 6 $9,528 $19,056 2 $1,926
Police Protection - Officers 21 $40,812 $23,321 8 $2,066
Judicial and Legal 5 $14,440 $34,656 0 $0
Other Government Administration 7 $13,930 $23,880 5 $450
Financial Administration 2 $3,608 $21,648 1 $504
Other and Unallocable 3 $5,466 $21,864 5 $1,844
Gas Supply 6 $10,820 $21,640 0 $0
Water Supply 6 $10,822 $21,644 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 9 $12,900 $17,200 0 $0
Sewerage 4 $7,842 $23,526 0 $0
Totals for Government 92 $165,162 $21,542 30 $11,548


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waveland:
  • MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; PERKINSTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 6,329)
  • PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; POPLARVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,433)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT NEW ORLEANS (about 48 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 3,217)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS (about 51 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 12,442)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER (about 54 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 8,193)
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 55 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 3,659)
Public primary/middle school in Waveland:
  • WAVELAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 338; Location: 1101 ST JOSEPH STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
Private primary/middle school in Waveland:
  • ST CLARE SCHOOL (Students: 189; Location: 234 SOUTH BEACH BLVD; Grades: PK - 6)

Notable locations in Waveland: Holy Cross Boys Camp (A), Waveland City Hall (B), Waveland Civic Center (C), Waveland Library (D).

Churches in Waveland include: Saint Claires Catholic Church (A), Central Baptist Church (B), Lutheran Church of the Pines (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Waveland United Methodist Church (F).

Mud Bayou (A).

Parks in Waveland include: Elwood Memorial Park (1), Buccaneer State Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Waveland compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Waveland:
  • WBSL (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: HANCOCK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRJW (1320 AM; 5 kW; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: PEARL RIVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WROA (1390 AM; 5 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: DOWDY/DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WQFX (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: WALKING BY FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waveland:
  • WQRZ-LP (103.5 FM; BAY SAINT LOUIS, MS; Owner: HANCOCK COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOC., INC.)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • KKND (106.7 FM; PORT SULPHUR, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGCM-FM (102.3 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WNOE-FM (101.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNO-FM (99.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJZD (94.5 FM; LONG BEACH, MS; Owner: WJZD, INC.)
  • WXYK (107.1 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCPR-FM (97.9 FM; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Waveland:
  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WGNO (Channel 26; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WNOL-TV (Channel 38; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WLAE-TV (Channel 32; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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