Waveland, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 6,354 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.8%
Males: 3,156  (49.7%)
Females: 3,198  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39576.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,272 (it was $33,304 in 2000)
Waveland:

$46,272
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,938 (it was $16,413 in 2000)

Waveland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $162,558 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Waveland:

$162,558
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $167,885; detached houses: $173,810; mobile homes: $56,955

Median gross rent in 2017: $739.

March 2019 cost of living index in Waveland: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.7%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.6% for Black residents, 22.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Waveland, MS (2010)
    • 5,04278.4%White alone
    • 84513.1%Black alone
    • 2463.8%Hispanic
    • 1592.5%Two or more races
    • 951.5%Asian alone
    • 330.5%American Indian alone
    • 120.2%Other race alone
    • 30.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Waveland, Mississippi as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Waveland is 538 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Waveland by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.3)
3
(53.6)
1
(15.7)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(35.3)
2
(27.7)
2
(39.3)
5
(89.4)
1
(15.7)
1
(15.6)
1
(15.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
22
(388.1)
9
(124.8)
6
(117.9)
7
(125.2)
14
(219.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(31.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
87
(1,535)
65
(901.3)
45
(883.9)
72
(1,288)
51
(799.1)
33
(513.5)
26
(409.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
320
(5,646)
300
(4,160)
285
(5,598)
303
(5,418)
238
(3,729)
302
(4,700)
289
(4,556)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(458.7)
27
(374.4)
11
(216.1)
10
(178.8)
9
(141.0)
13
(202.3)
13
(205.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)486.4292.7369.9416.0308.8257.2251.0

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City-data.com crime index in Waveland, MS

Crime rate in Waveland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 20 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Mississippi average:

0.93
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Ancestries: American (17.8%), French (13.8%), Irish (12.1%), German (5.6%), West Indian (4.8%), English (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 17 feet

Land area: 6.81 square miles.

Population density: 933 people per square mile   (low).

Waveland, Mississippi map

139 residents are foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 0.9% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

2.2%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,429 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,080 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (19.9 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (46.0 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (361.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Shoreline Park, MS (1.6 miles ),
Bay St. Louis, MS (1.7 miles ),
Henderson Point, MS (2.4 miles),
Diamondhead, MS (2.6 miles ),
Pass Christian, MS (2.9 miles ),
Kiln, MS (3.0 miles ),
DeLisle, MS (3.0 miles ),
Pearlington, MS (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 30.29 N, Longitude: 89.38 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -154 (-2.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 687 (24.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 228

Distribution of median household income in Waveland, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Waveland, MS in 2017
Waveland satellite photo by USGS

Waveland tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 192 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2007: 223 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2008: 141 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2009: 66 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $271,900
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2015: 59 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2016: 22 buildings, average cost: $217,700
  • 2017: 35 buildings, average cost: $249,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Waveland, MS residents
Average permit cost in Waveland, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Waveland, MS
Historical housing units in Waveland, MS
Most common industries in Waveland, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.2%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Public administration (13.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Utilities (4.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.7%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Waveland, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Construction laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.6%)
  • Cashiers (7.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)

Average climate in Waveland, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Waveland, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.2. This is about average.

City:

68.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.83. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.83
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.38
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Waveland-area historical tornado activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.7 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 F3 tornado 13.7 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waveland-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 177.4 miles away from Waveland center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 325.9 miles away from Waveland center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.2 miles away from Waveland center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 249.1 miles away from Waveland center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 163.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.3 miles away from Waveland center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waveland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Waveland:

  • DUNBAR VILLAGE TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BAY SAINT LOUIS, MS)
  • HOTEL REED NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BAY ST LOUIS, MS)
  • FMC BAY ST LOUIS S. MS KIDNEY CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; DIAMONDHEAD, MS)
  • WOODLAND VILLAGE NURSING CENTE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DIAMONDHEAD, MS)
  • MIRAMAR LODGE NH (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PASS CHRISTIAN, MS)
  • MIRAMAR LODGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PASS CHRISTIAN, MS)
  • DIXIE WHITE HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PASS CHRISTIAN, MS)

Amtrak stations near Waveland:

  • 4 miles: BAY ST. LOUIS (303 S. RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: GULFPORT (1419 27TH AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waveland:

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 37 miles; Perkinston, MS; Full-time enrollment: 8,320)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 40 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)
  • University of New Orleans (about 45 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)
  • Delgado Community College (about 48 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 12,843)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 49 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Tulane University of Louisiana (about 51 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 11,089)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (about 51 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 3,912)

Public elementary/middle school in Waveland:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • destroyed 8/29/2005

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Waveland: Holy Cross Boys Camp (A), Fairview Campground (B), Waveland Library (C), Waveland Civic Center (D), Waveland City Hall (E), Waveland Fire Department Gulfside Station (F), Waveland Fire Department Coleman Station (G), Waveland Police Department (H), Bay Saint Louis City Police Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Waveland include: Waveland United Methodist Church (A), Saint Claires Catholic Church (B), Lutheran Church of the Pines (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Assembly of God Church (E), Central Baptist Church (F), Church of the Living God (G), Little Zion Baptist Church (H), Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Mud Bayou (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Waveland include: Elwood Memorial Park (1), Buccaneer State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Waveland Hospitality Center (905 Highway 90).

Hotels: Travel Express Inn (467 Highway 90), Lott William E (443 Highway 90), Budget Inn (521 Highway 90), Budget Inn Motel (521 Highway 90), Texan Motel (443 Highway 90), Coast Inn & Suites (404 Highway 90), Travelrest Motel (521 Highway 90), Waveland Resort Inn (404 Highway 90).

Courts: Waveland City - Municipal Court (Highway 90), Bay St Louis City - Court Department (229 Old Spanish Trail).

Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Waveland and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF WAVELAND (Population served: 6,450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 353 regular monitoring violations
HANCUA-PEARLINGTON (Population served: 0, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 17 regular monitoring violations
HANCOCK COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY (Population served: 0, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 64 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.4%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.3%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
17 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
7 people in unknown juvenile institutions in 2000

Banks with branches in Waveland (2011 data):

  • Hancock Bank: Waveland Branch at 529 Highway 90, branch established on 2008/06/13. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $4,988.4 mil, Deposits: $4,121.5 mil, headquarters in Gulfport, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 81 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • Woodforest National Bank: Waveland Branch at 460 Highway 90, branch established on 2008/11/01. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • The Peoples Bank, Biloxi, Mississippi: Waveland Branch at 470 Highway 90, branch established on 2004/10/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $800.3 mil, Deposits: $468.1 mil, headquarters in Biloxi, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Waveland:

Marital status in Waveland, MS
  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 37.4%
  • Separated: 7.3%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

For population 25 years and over in Waveland:

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Waveland
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waveland, MS (based on Hancock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,3926
Evangelical Protestant5,18230
Mainline Protestant1,90412
Other6112
Black Protestant2132
None30,627-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Hancock County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Hancock County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Hancock County:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Hancock County:

8.30 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hancock County:

12.0%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

30.6%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hancock County:

13.3%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Waveland:

47.5%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Waveland:

42.6%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Waveland:

22.5%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.2%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Waveland:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Waveland:

36.3%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
Here:

52.9%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Waveland:

76.3%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Waveland, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 9$12,712$16,9490$0
Firefighters 8$25,672$38,5089$9,048
Police Protection - Officers 8$25,159$37,7396$3,806
Water Supply 6$22,630$45,2600$0
Judicial and Legal 5$7,720$18,5281$800
Police - Other 5$17,903$42,9671$886
Other Government Administration 3$15,130$60,5207$5,525
Fire - Other 2$8,778$52,6680$0
Parks and Recreation 2$3,876$23,2561$180
Financial Administration 2$7,984$47,9040$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,800$33,6000$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 51$150,364$35,38025$20,245

Waveland government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,046,000 ($164.62)
    General - Other: $580,000 ($91.28)
    Water Utilities: $492,000 ($77.43)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,412,000 ($694.37)
    Police Protection: $1,117,000 ($175.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,077,000 ($169.50)
    Sewerage: $948,000 ($149.20)
    Water Utilities: $863,000 ($135.82)
    Regular Highways: $699,000 ($110.01)
    Financial Administration: $540,000 ($84.99)
    Central Staff Services: $262,000 ($41.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000 ($40.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $194,000 ($30.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $182,000 ($28.64)
    Libraries: $177,000 ($27.86)
    Gas Utilities: $175,000 ($27.54)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $110,000 ($17.31)
    Health - Other: $53,000 ($8.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $131,000 ($20.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,310,000 ($363.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $122,000 ($19.20)

Waveland government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,616,000 ($254.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $182,000 ($28.64)
    Other: $4,000 ($0.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $907,000 ($142.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $128,000 ($20.14)
    Other: $18,000 ($2.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $214,000 ($33.68)
    Rents: $57,000 ($8.97)
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($3.93)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($1.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,492,000 ($234.81)
    Gas Utilities: $161,000 ($25.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,367,000 ($844.66)
    General Local Government Support: $2,393,000 ($376.61)
  • Tax - Property: $2,014,000 ($316.97)
    Public Utilities Sales: $260,000 ($40.92)
    Other License: $155,000 ($24.39)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $19,000 ($2.99)

Waveland government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,580,000 ($1507.71)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,138,000 ($966.01)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,113,000 ($804.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,276,000 ($358.20)

Waveland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,900,000 ($299.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,652,000 ($1046.90)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,187,000 ($344.19)

8.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.90%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harrison County, MS  1.93% ($34,077 average AGI)
from Pearl River County, MS  0.87% ($42,163)
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.85% ($45,341)


8.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,902 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harrison County, MS  2.50% ($41,946 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.86% ($40,772)
to Pearl River County, MS  0.71% ($40,596)
Businesses in Waveland, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
AutoZone1Rite Aid1
Circle K1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Sears1
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul1
KFC1Waffle House1
Lowe's1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1
McDonald's2

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)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WROA (1390 AM; 5 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: DOWDY/DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJW (1320 AM; 5 kW; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: PEARL RIVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • 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.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KKND (106.7 FM; PORT SULPHUR, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJZD (94.5 FM; LONG BEACH, MS; Owner: WJZD, INC.)
  • WKNN-FM (99.1 FM; PASCAGOULA, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJY (93.7 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WXYK (107.1 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKZN (105.3 FM; KENNER, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCPR-FM (97.9 FM; WIGGINS, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WUJM (96.7 FM; GULFPORT, 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)
  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WYES-TV (Channel 12; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GREATER NEW ORLEANS ED TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXN-CA (Channel 10; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WPXL (Channel 49; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVUE (Channel 8; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EMMIS TELEIVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
Waveland fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Waveland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.7mTotal length
  • $1,000,126,000Total costs
  • 27,400Total average daily traffic
  • 2,276Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,220Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Waveland, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Waveland, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Waveland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 129 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Waveland, MS)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Waveland)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$128,02814$105,34339$130,17413$58,80912$105,6911$67,270
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$14,6003$147,2377$102,2892$25,8153$100,4771$76,140
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$149,1504$71,96826$155,98910$28,1613$72,4901$88,130
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$133,7652$114,47016$125,3563$26,7701$100,6501$20,340
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$104,8202$146,2802$91,7851$10,4300$01$98,560

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$82,4002$149,930
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$135,5901$115,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$30,7701$81,880
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$81,880

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waveland, MS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waveland, MS - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 58. The highest number of fire incidents - 94 took place in 2007, and the least - 14 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Waveland, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (71.8%), and Structure Fires (11.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Waveland, MS
    • 71371.8%Outside Fires
    • 11711.8%Structure Fires
    • 969.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 676.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Waveland, MS
Most common first names in Waveland, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5773.0 years
William4874.1 years
Mary4274.2 years
Joseph3476.9 years
Robert3466.9 years
James3369.6 years
Charles2273.0 years
Thomas2171.2 years
George1868.8 years
Edward1876.3 years
Most common last names in Waveland, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bourgeois3374.5 years
Smith2277.6 years
Ladner1974.0 years
Johnson1375.6 years
Williams1177.7 years
Fayard967.0 years
Nelson977.4 years
Ruhr973.8 years
Thomas871.8 years
Brown872.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Waveland, MS
  • 96.2%Electricity
  • 2.5%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Waveland, MS
  • 96.3%Electricity
  • 3.7%Utility gas


Waveland compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Waveland on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.