Waynesville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waynesville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Waynesville had a population of 10,033 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waynesville: Mount Prospect.

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Waynesville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,033
Daytime Population: Workers 8,761
Daytime Population: Residents 5,575
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,336
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.43
Population in Households 9,644
Population in Familes 7,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 389
Population Density2 1,141
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $39,422
Average Household Income $56,224
Per Capita Income $25,948


Total Housing Units 5,782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,583 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,934 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,265 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $179,052
Average Home Value $234,688


Total Households 4,517
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 2,633
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.63%
Households 0.38% 0.6%
Families 0.71% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

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, 2017 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 # 90 88th
Population Density # 180 76th
Diversity Index # 568 23rd
Median Household Income # 429 42nd
Per Capita Income # 243 67th

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