Waynesville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waynesville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Waynesville had a population of 9,920 as of July 1, 2016. Waynesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waynesville is located at latitude 35.4854 and longitude -82.9996 in Haywood County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Waynesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Haywood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,746 feet.

The Town of Waynesville (GNIS ID: 2406845) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Waynesville is located within Township of Waynesville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Haywood County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waynesville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waynesville: Mount Prospect.

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Waynesville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,920
Population in Households 9,522
Population in Familes 7,167
Population in Group Qrtrs 398
Population Density1 1,128
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 4,489
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 2,622
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,736 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,595 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,894 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,247 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $173,082
Average Home Value $227,852


Median Household Income $37,626
Average Household Income $53,556
Per Capita Income $24,918
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.32%
Households 0.34% 0.35%
Families 0.75% 0.26%
Median Household Income   -1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Waynesville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waynesville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 88 88th
Population Density1 # 184 75th
Diversity Index2 # 572 23rd
Median Household Income # 441 40th
Per Capita Income # 241 67th

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