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Waynesville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Waynesville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Haywood County at latitude 35.4854 and longitude -82.9996. Haywood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,746 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Waynesville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Waynesville, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Waynesville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waynesville: Mount Prospect.

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Waynesville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 9,893
Population in Households 9,440
Population in Familes 7,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 453
Population Density1 1,109
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 4,458
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 2,610
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,603 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,855 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,213 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $156,393
Average Home Value $204,243


Median Household Income $36,500
Average Household Income $50,699
Per Capita Income $22,746
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.06% 0.16%
Households 0.17% 0.21%
Families 0.79% 0.08%
Median Household Income   3.31%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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, 2014 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 # 87 88th
Population Density1 # 184 75th
Diversity Index2 # 564 24th
Median Household Income # 448 40th
Per Capita Income # 274 63rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.