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Population (year 2000): 9,232. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,386 (+1.7% change)
Males: 4,301 (46.6%), Females: 4,931 (53.4%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 44.0 years
Median household income: $28,296 (year 2000)
Median house value: $93,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Waynesville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.3%)
  • Black (3.3%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (18.3%), English (11.9%), Irish (11.9%), German (10.8%), Scotch-Irish (7.4%), Scottish (3.0%).North Carolina

Elevation: 3600 feet

Land area: 7.7 square miles

Waynesville,

For population 25 years and over in Waynesville

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waynesville town

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +220 (+2.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Asheville, (30.9 miles pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (150.0 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (544.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Junaluska, NC Lake (3.3 miles Valley, NC Maggie (5.4 miles NC Clyde, (6.7 miles Canton, NC (9.8 miles West NC Canton, (11.4 miles NC Sylva, (17.1 miles NC Cullowhee, (17.7 miles NC (17.8 miles Webster,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 45 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2000: 44 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2001: 43 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2002: 47 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2003: 49 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2005: 42 buildings, average cost: $194,900

Latitude: 35.48 N, Longitude: 82.99 W

Area code: 828


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.9%), Retail trade (13.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.1%), Manufacturing (11.1%), Construction (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,804 (+41.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,894 (50.2%)


 

Crime in Waynesville by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 4 3 3 2
    per 100,000 32.5 43.3 32.5 32.5 21.7
Robberies 4 2 6 1 6
    per 100,000 43.3 21.7 65.0 10.8 65.0
Assaults 26 15 19 16 20
    per 100,000 281.6 162.5 205.8 173.3 216.6
Burglaries 117 65 92 99 119
    per 100,000 1267.3 704.1 996.5 1072.4 1289.0
Thefts 200 185 168 182 191
    per 100,000 2166.4 2003.9 1819.8 1971.4 2068.9
Auto thefts 13 6 10 27 28
    per 100,000 140.8 65.0 108.3 292.5 303.3
269.0 191.0 224.9 228.2 268.7

Average climate in Waynesville, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Waynesville,

Waynesville-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1976, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Waynesville city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 43.8 miles away from the city center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Main business address for: WELLCO ENTERPRISES INC (FOOTWEAR, (NO RUBBER)).


Hospitals/medical centers near Waynesville:
  • HAYWOOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; CLYDE, NC)
  • HARRIS REGIONAL HOSPITAL, INC (about 17 miles; SYLVA, NC)
  • US PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; CHEROKEE, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waynesville:
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 33 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; ID: AVL)
  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 67 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; ID: GYH)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 68 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waynesville:
  • MEYERS (about 19 miles; CANDLER, NC; ID: N39)
  • JACKSON COUNTY (about 19 miles; SYLVA, NC; ID: 24A)
  • TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY (about 30 miles; BREVARD, NC; ID: 22W)

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
Other Government Administration 8 $29,668 $44,502 7 $3,618
Parks and Recreation 19 $35,876 $22,658 37 $20,170
Water Supply 8 $13,690 $20,535 0 $0
Electric Power 7 $17,506 $30,010 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $10,454 $31,362 5 $2,188
Financial Administration 16 $32,202 $24,151 0 $0
Streets and Highways 27 $47,674 $21,188 0 $0
Sewerage 23 $47,042 $24,543 1 $504
Police Protection - Officers 30 $84,512 $33,804 10 $4,002
Fire - Other 2 $6,350 $38,100 1 $818
Firefighters 9 $34,986 $46,648 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $10,184 $24,441 7 $1,226
Totals for Government 158 $370,144 $28,112 68 $32,526
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waynesville:
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,843)
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 32 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; CLEMSON, SC; FT enrollment: 15,962)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; FT enrollment: 3,893)
  • FURMAN UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,915)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 55 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 2,073)
Public high school in Waynesville:
  • TUSCOLA HIGH (Students: 1,284; Location: 564 TUSCOLA SCHOOL RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Waynesville:
  • WAYNESVILLE MIDDLE (Students: 1,048; Location: 459 BROWN AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HAZELWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 513; Location: 1111 PLOTT CREEK ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BETHEL ELEMENTARY (Students: 507; Location: 730 SONOMA ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JUNALUSKA ELEMENTARY (Students: 419; Location: 2238 ASHEVILLE HWY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JONATHAN VALLEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 403; Location: 410 HALL DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 308; Location: 62 JOY LANE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BETHEL MIDDLE (Students: 302; Location: 630 SONOMA ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Waynesville:
  • WAYNESVILLE SDA SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 119 HAMPSHIRE DR; Grades: 2 - 8)
Library in Waynesville:
  • HAYWOOD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,234,225; Location: 678 SOUTH HAYWOOD STREET; 140,857 books; 10,195 audio materials; 5,100 video materials; 540 serial subscriptions)

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Waynesville compared to North Carolina state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Waynesville:
  • WMXF (1400 AM; 1 kW; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WRGC (680 AM; 1 kW; SYLVA, NC; Owner: GEORGIA-CAROLINA RADIOCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Waynesville:
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
TV broadcast stations around Waynesville:
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W09AD (Channel 9; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUNF-TV (Channel 33; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W57BG (Channel 57; CANTON/WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)

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