Waycross, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 14,250 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.1%
 
Males: 6,159  (43.2%)
Females: 8,091  (56.8%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 31501.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,099 (it was $23,399 in 2000)
Waycross:

$24,099
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,054 (it was $13,468 in 2000)

Waycross city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $61,862 (it was $45,700 in 2000)
Waycross:

$61,862
GA:

$141,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $584.

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  • Races in Waycross, GA (2013)

    Waycross races chart
    • 8,55958.0%Black alone
    • 5,40936.7%White alone
    • 6154.2%Hispanic
    • 1030.7%Asian alone
    • 620.4%Two or more races
    • 150.1%American Indian alone

Races in Waycross detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Waycross: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (9.8%), United States (5.5%), German (5.3%), Irish (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 135 feet

Land area: 11.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,219 people per square mile   (low).

Waycross,GA real estate house value index trend

Waycross, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Waycross:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waycross city:

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 40.2%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

528 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

3.6%
Georgia:

9.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 159 registered sex offenders living in Waycross, Georgia as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Waycross to the number of sex offenders is 90 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $978 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $599 (1.1%)

Waycross satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, FL (74.4 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (729.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Sunnyside, GA (1.4 miles ), Deenwood, GA (1.4 miles ), Blackshear, GA (2.9 miles ), Waresboro, GA (3.2 miles ), Hoboken, GA (3.6 miles ), Manor, GA (3.9 miles ), Dixie Union, GA (4.0 miles ), Bristol, GA (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $70,200
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $61,400
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $86,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.21 N, Longitude: 82.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,007 (+55.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,373 (72.2%)

Area code: 912

Waycross household income distribution Waycross home values distribution

Crime rates in Waycross by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0142511021121
per 100,000 0.06.226.013.032.06.46.80.013.67.16.713.47.0
Rapes 79102485435331
per 100,000 44.656.165.013.025.651.333.927.220.435.320.220.27.0
Robberies 34353234292829324726363227
per 100,000 216.5218.3208.0220.7185.8179.5196.8217.8319.5183.3242.6215.1190.1
Assaults 343847488884731153426442435
per 100,000 216.5237.0305.5311.5563.9538.6495.3782.6231.1183.3296.5161.3246.4
Burglaries 146168188205196160166126217177173115114
per 100,000 929.81,047.81,221.91,330.51,256.01,025.81,126.3857.41,475.01,248.11,165.6773.1802.5
Thefts 8369348179661,051835805866944880942777817
per 100,000 5,323.85,825.15,310.06,269.56,735.05,353.65,462.15,893.26,416.56,205.06,346.95,223.55,751.1
Auto thefts 54515046485247322827311815
per 100,000 343.9318.1325.0298.5307.6333.4318.9217.8190.3190.4208.9121.0105.6
Arson N/A510885N/AN/A35286
per 100,000 N/A31.265.051.951.332.1N/AN/A20.435.313.553.842.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 424.2473.8520.4502.7599.3498.3492.3525.4529.1457.5485.0389.3397.0

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Crime rate in Waycross detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 71 (60 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.22
Georgia average:

2.73
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.8%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,511 (-9.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Waycross: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Waycross, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Waycross-area historical tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/18/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the Waycross city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 2/25/1970, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waycross-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 174.3 miles away from Waycross 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 430.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 164.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 182.5 miles away from Waycross 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) earthquake occurred 291.1 miles away from the city 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 Ware County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waycross topographic map

Birthplace of: Arthur James Moore - Sermon writer, Drayton Florence - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Dec 19, 1980), Fred Gibson - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Oct 26, 1981), Johnny Archer - Pool player, Stanley Booth - Music critic, Chadrick Cone - Football player, Debra Ann Livingston - Judge, Nikki DeLoach - Actor, Pernell Roberts - (born 1928), actor, Doyle Orange - Football player.

Main business address for: ATLANTIC COAST FEDERAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals and medical centers in Waycross:

  • HOSPICE SATILLA OF MEM HOSP (317 PLANT AVENUE)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM IN WAYCROSS, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1900 TEBEAU STREET)
  • SATILLA PARK HOSPITAL (2500 SATILLA PARKWAY)
  • DIALYSIS FACILITIES INC WAYCROSS (220 UVALDA ST)
  • SATILLA RIVER DIALYSIS (308 CARSWELL AVE)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (203 ALBANY AVENUE)
  • WARE VISITING NURSES SERVICE, INC (360 STATE STREET)
  • BAPTIST VILLAGE, INC. (2650 CARSWELL AVE)
  • SATILLA CARE CENTER (1600 RIVERSIDE AVE)
  • WAYCROSS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (1910 DOROTHY STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Waycross:

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Colleges/Universities in Waycross:

  • Okefenokee Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 992; Location: 1701 Carswell Ave; Public; Website: www.okefenokeetech.edu)
  • Waycross College (Location: 2001 S Georgia Pky; Public)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waycross:

  • South Georgia State College (about 36 miles; Douglas, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,507)
  • College of Coastal Georgia (about 52 miles; Brunswick, GA; FT enrollment: 2,447)
  • Valdosta State University (about 61 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 64 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 72 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Florida Gateway College (about 74 miles; Lake City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,179)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 74 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 21,810)

Public high school in Waycross:

Private high school in Waycross:

  • SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH & CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 3439 KNIGHT AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Waycross:

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Library in Waycross:

  • OKEFENOKEE REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,415,945; Location: 401 LEE AVENUE; 149,186 books; 3,162 audio materials; 6,553 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 56 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of Burt Reynolds, movie actor added by wally

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Notable locations in Waycross: Bonneyman (A), Waycross Water Pollution Control Plant (B), Waycross Fire Department Station 3 (C), Waycross Health and Rehabilitation Center (D), Satilla Care Center (E), J Olan Jones Health Care Center (F), Regional Emergency Medical Services (G), Baptist Village Nursing Home (H), Ware County Jail (I), Waycross Public Library (J), Waycross City Hall (K), Ware Manor Nursing Home (L), Ware County Courthouse (M), Riverside Nursing Home (N), Waycross Fire Department Station 2 (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Hatcher Point Mall Shopping Center (1), Satilla Square Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Waycross: ATLANTIC COAST FEDERAL CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Waycross include: Zachary Holliness Church (A), Waering Community Church (B), True Foundation Church of God (C), Grace Chapel (D), Freedom Community Church (E), First Evangelical Methodist Church (F), Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Power House of Faith (H), Piedmont Okefenokee Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lott Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2), Hazzard Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Caney Branch (A), Bailey Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Waycross include: Newton Field (1), Waycross Historic District (2), Voight Field (3), Monroe Park (4), Memorial Stadium (5), Folks Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Okefenokee Heritage Ctr (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1460 N Augusta Ave) (1), Cyberstation (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2215 Memorial Drive) (2), Kirkland's Lake Skating Rinks (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4485 Jamestown Road) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Bel Air Motel (3022 Memorial Drive) (1), Day's Inn (2016 Memorial Drive) (2), Almar Motel (2188 Memorial Drive) (3), Comfort Inn Waycross (1903 Memorial Drive) (4), Days Inn Waycross GA (2016 Memorial Drive) (5), Hampton Inn Waycross (1720 Brunswick Highway) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Ware County - Judges- Judge Of Juvenile Court- Judge M C Pritchard (801 Grove Avenue) (1), Ware County - Judges- Judge Of Probate Court- Judge Calvin Bennett (800 Church Street) (2), Ware County Government - Judges Of Superior Court- Judge Dwayne H Gi (Coffee County Courth) (3), Ware County - Judges- Judges Of Superior Court- Judge Michael P Boggs (800 Church Street) (4), Ware County Government - Magistrate Court- Criminal Division (201 State Street) (5), Ware County Government - Magistrate Court- Civil Division (201 State Street) (6), Ware County Government - Judges Of Superior Court- Judge Stephen L Jac (Pierce County Courth) (7), U S Government - Clerk U S District Court (601 Tebeau Street) (8), Ware County Government - Clerk Of Superior Court (800 Church Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Ware 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 Waycross and their reported violations in the past:

BAPTIST VILLAGE (Population served: 308, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-28-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-16-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.7%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Black residents, 25.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.9% for other race residents, 16.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.7%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Waycross in 2010:

  • 409 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Waycross in 2000:

  • 535 people in nursing homes
  • 183 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 76 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 34 people in halfway houses
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

Waycross compared to Georgia state average:

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

Banks with most branches in Waycross (2011 data):

  • Atlantic Coast Bank: Memorial Drive Branch at 2110 Memorial Dr, branch established on 1986/07/31; Waycross Branch at 505 Haines Avenue, branch established on 2009/07/01. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $789.8 mil, Deposits: $510.1 mil, headquarters in Jacksonville, FL, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • The Heritage Bank: Waycross Branch at 2425 Memorial Drive, branch established on 2005/09/12; Waycross Branch at 810 Plant Avenue, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2009/07/27: Bank assets: $865.2 mil, Deposits: $792.7 mil, headquarters in Hinesville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Shares, Inc.
  • United Community Bank: Waycross Branch at 1010 Plant Avenue, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Waycross Main Office Branch at 401 Carswell Avenue, branch established on 1956/06/11. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Waycross Main Branch at 500 Albany Avenue, branch established on 1995/03/24. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • PrimeSouth Bank: Psb Waycross Branch at 530 Memorial Drive, branch established on 1997/08/15. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $365.8 mil, Deposits: $328.5 mil, headquarters in Blackshear, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Jones Bancshares, L.P.
  • The Patterson Bank: Waycross Branch at 930 Memorial Drive, branch established on 2006/11/15. Info updated 2009/10/26: Bank assets: $123.6 mil, Deposits: $113.4 mil, headquarters in Patterson, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Patterson Bankshares, Inc.
  • Waycross Bank & Trust: at 501 Tebeau Street, branch established on 1988/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $176.8 mil, Deposits: $160.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Wb&T Bankshares, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank: Satilla Square Branch at 1807 Knight Avenue, branch established on 1999/03/15. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Waycross, Georgia:

  • Holiday Inn Waycross, 1725 Memorial Dr, Waycross, GA 31501 , Phone: (912) 283-4490
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 950 City Blvd, Waycross, GA 31501 , Phone: (912) 283-3800
  • Hampton Inn, 1720 Brunswick Hwy, Waycross, GA 31501 , Phone: (912) 285-5515, Fax: (912) 285-1515
  • Comfort Inn, 1903 Memorial Dr, Waycross, GA 31501 , Phone: (912) 283-3300, Fax: (912) 287-1999
  • Best Western Bradbury Inn & Suites, 2570 Memorial Dr, Waycross, GA 31503 , Phone: (912) 284-0095, Fax: (912) 283-0091
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Waycross, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Georgia average:

12.6

Waycross travel time to work - commute Waycross mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Waycross city (based on Ware County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,94671
Mainline Protestant2,77815
Black Protestant2,62011
Other1,1233
Catholic1,0951
None12,750-
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: 9
Ware County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Ware County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Ware County:

9.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Ware County:

28.2%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

14.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$34,596$37,7410$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,621
Police Protection - Officers 60$189,981$37,9960$0
Police - Other 10$17,088$20,5061$886
Firefighters 52$170,854$39,4280$0
Fire - Other 1$3,084$37,0080$0
Streets and Highways 57$117,384$24,7120$0
Other and Unallocable 20$34,605$20,7633$2,584
Totals for Government 211$567,592$32,28012$5,091

Waycross government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,126,000 ($79.02)
    Sewerage: $751,000 ($52.70)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,347,000 ($234.88)
    Water Utilities: $2,298,000 ($161.26)
    Fire Protection: $2,125,000 ($149.12)
    Regular Highways: $1,686,000 ($118.32)
    Sewerage: $1,542,000 ($108.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,396,000 ($97.96)
    Central Staff Services: $630,000 ($44.21)
    Financial Administration: $604,000 ($42.39)
    General - Other: $374,000 ($26.25)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $282,000 ($19.79)
    Housing & Community Development: $233,000 ($16.35)
    Corrections - Other: $227,000 ($15.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $143,000 ($10.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $127,000 ($8.91)
    Libraries: $112,000 ($7.86)
    General Public Buildings: $85,000 ($5.96)
    Health Services - Other: $65,000 ($4.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $447,000 ($31.37)
    Fire Protection: $210,000 ($14.74)
    Regular Highways: $189,000 ($13.26)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($0.63)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($0.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,679,000 ($538.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $603,000 ($42.32)

Waycross government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,648,000 ($115.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,456,000 ($102.18)
    All Other: $212,000 ($14.88)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $161,000 ($11.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,304,000 ($161.68)
    All Other: $255,000 ($17.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $727,000 ($51.02)
    Interest Earnings: $66,000 ($4.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,472,000 ($173.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000 ($0.98)
  • Tax - Property: $2,514,000 ($176.42)
    Public Utilities: $957,000 ($67.16)
    NEC: $779,000 ($54.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $759,000 ($53.26)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $262,000 ($18.39)

Waycross government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $15,796,000 ($1108.49)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,027,000 ($212.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $17,941,000 ($1259.02)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $883,000 ($61.96)

Waycross government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $729,000 ($51.16)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $659,000 ($46.25)

7.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,973 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pierce County, GA  1.37% ($25,833 average AGI)
from Brantley County, GA  0.40% ($28,667)
from Duval County, FL  0.28% ($23,906)


7.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pierce County, GA  1.46% ($27,259 average AGI)
to Brantley County, GA  0.42% ($27,188)
to Lowndes County, GA  0.32% ($28,243)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waycross:

  • WFNS (1350 AM; 3 kW; BLACKSHEAR, GA; Owner: MARMAC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCGA (1100 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WOODBINE, GA; Owner: COX BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WLOP (1370 AM; 5 kW; JESUP, GA; Owner: JESUP BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUFE (1260 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOKA (1310 AM; 4 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waycross:

  • WASW (91.9 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W214BG (90.7 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WKUB (105.1 FM; BLACKSHEAR, GA; Owner: MATTOX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXVS (90.1 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WWUF (97.7 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: MATTOX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWSN (103.3 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYNR (102.5 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWRR (100.7 FM; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WSOL-FM (101.5 FM; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBYZ (94.5 FM; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WAJQ-FM (104.3 FM; ALMA, GA; Owner: BLUEBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Waycross:

  • WXGA-TV (Channel 8; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W54CW (Channel 54; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPXC-TV (Channel 21; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: PAXSON JAX LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Waycross fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 89m292ftTotal length
  • $465,000Total costs
  • 185,098Total average daily traffic
  • 130Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Waycross, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Waycross)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 190 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Waycross, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Waycross)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Waycross)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 275
  • Hazardous Condition: 33
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 25

Incident types - Waycross

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Waycross, GA
Most common first names in Waycross, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James34969.9 years
Mary27277.0 years
William26071.4 years
John24072.6 years
Robert17368.7 years
Willie13073.3 years
Annie12980.6 years
George12073.1 years
Charles9170.3 years
Henry8672.2 years
Most common last names in Waycross, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith21372.5 years
Davis17471.9 years
Williams15172.3 years
Johnson12673.3 years
Taylor12268.2 years
Strickland11877.2 years
Lee10773.9 years
Thomas9671.6 years
Bennett9375.7 years
Carter9274.0 years
Businesses in Waycross, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1Nike6
Ashley Furniture1Nissan1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Bath & Body Works1Payless1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid2
Chick-Fil-A1Ruby Tuesday1
Church's Chicken1Rue211
Comfort Suites1Ryan's Grill1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
Econo Lodge1Subway3
FedEx8Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile2
Ford1T.J.Maxx1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Tire Kingdom1
Goodwill1Toyota1
H&R Block1U-Haul4
Hardee's1UPS9
Holiday Inn1Vans1
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Walgreens1
KFC2Walmart1
Kroger1YMCA3
La-Z-Boy1

Waycross on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 (31501) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bermudan first ancestries"
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