Waynesville, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 9,971 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.0%
 
Males: 4,578  (45.9%)
Females: 5,393  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

49.3 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28786.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,274 (it was $28,296 in 2000)
Waynesville:

$36,274
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,353 (it was $17,821 in 2000)

Waynesville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $176,198 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Waynesville:

$176,198
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $227,291; detached houses: $262,653; townhouses or other attached units: $261,815; in 2-unit structures: $395,795; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,717; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $315,850; mobile homes: $67,076

Median gross rent in 2017: $692.

March 2019 cost of living index in Waynesville: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.2%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.5% for Black residents, 16.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.3% for American Indian residents, 41.7% for other race residents, 91.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Waynesville, NC (2017)
    • 8,79887.8%White alone
    • 4514.5%Hispanic
    • 2672.7%Black alone
    • 1841.8%Two or more races
    • 1601.6%Asian alone
    • 760.8%American Indian alone
    • 230.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 55 registered sex offenders living in Waynesville, North Carolina as of October 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Waynesville is 182 to 1.


Crime rates in Waynesville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.4)
2
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(41.8)
3
(31.3)
1
(10.6)
8
(80.6)
5
(50.4)
4
(39.0)
1
(10.0)
5
(50.3)
5
(51.5)
2
(20.5)
4
(40.8)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(52.2)
4
(41.8)
3
(31.8)
8
(80.6)
6
(60.5)
4
(39.0)
2
(20.0)
8
(80.5)
4
(41.2)
3
(30.8)
3
(30.6)
5
(50.1)
6
(60.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(188.0)
21
(219.4)
15
(159.0)
21
(211.7)
16
(161.4)
19
(185.2)
18
(180.1)
21
(211.3)
20
(205.9)
20
(205.3)
17
(173.5)
11
(110.3)
48
(480.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
103
(1,076)
135
(1,410)
118
(1,251)
117
(1,179)
113
(1,140)
165
(1,608)
152
(1,521)
130
(1,308)
101
(1,040)
91
(934.3)
171
(1,745)
155
(1,554)
80
(800.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
158
(1,651)
241
(2,517)
251
(2,660)
215
(2,167)
192
(1,936)
256
(2,495)
248
(2,481)
258
(2,596)
218
(2,245)
183
(1,879)
233
(2,377)
327
(3,278)
395
(3,954)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(219.4)
29
(302.9)
16
(169.6)
15
(151.2)
12
(121.0)
11
(107.2)
31
(310.2)
25
(251.5)
13
(133.9)
21
(215.6)
46
(469.3)
34
(340.8)
42
(420.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(10.4)
2
(20.9)
3
(31.8)
1
(10.1)
1
(10.1)
3
(29.2)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.6)
1
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.0)
3
(30.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)266.5305.1257.3312.4257.7300.8280.6322.2268.0224.5372.1376.4394.0

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City-data.com crime index in Waynesville, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 44 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Waynesville, NC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (41.3%), Scotch-Irish (10.3%), Irish (7.6%), German (4.9%), English (4.0%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 3600 feet

Land area: 7.75 square miles.

Population density: 1,287 people per square mile   (low).

Waynesville, North Carolina map

360 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 1.2% Latin America).

This town:

3.6%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,531 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,134 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (25.6 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (123.6 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (507.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lake Junaluska, NC (1.8 miles ),
Maggie Valley, NC (2.1 miles ),
Clyde, NC (2.4 miles ),
West Canton, NC (2.9 miles ),
Cove Creek, NC (2.9 miles ),
Canton, NC (3.1 miles ),
Sylva, NC (3.8 miles ),
Webster, NC (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.48 N, Longitude: 82.99 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,587 (+35.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,747 (45.5%)

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Waynesville, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Waynesville, NC in 2017

Waynesville satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 45 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2000: 44 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2001: 43 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2002: 47 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2003: 49 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2005: 42 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $245,800
  • 2007: 48 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $294,800
  • 2009: 26 buildings, average cost: $248,600
  • 2010: 26 buildings, average cost: $248,600
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $219,600
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $396,800
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $255,300
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2017: 25 buildings, average cost: $190,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Waynesville, NC residents
Average permit cost in Waynesville, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Waynesville, NC
Historical housing units in Waynesville, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +220 (+2.4%).
Most common industries in Waynesville, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Educational services (15.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Waynesville, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Carpenters (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (3.2%)

Average climate in Waynesville, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Waynesville, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.5. This is about average.

City:

65.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 42.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

42.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.61. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.61
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Waynesville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1976, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Waynesville town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 43.8 miles away from the town center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waynesville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 115.1 miles away from Waynesville center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 195.4 miles away from Waynesville center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 164.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 129.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 190.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Haywood County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waynesville topographic map

Main business address for: WELLCO ENTERPRISES INC (FOOTWEAR, (NO RUBBER)).

Hospitals and medical centers in Waynesville:

  • AUTUMN CARE OF WAYNESVILLE (360 OLD BALSAM ROAD)
  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND REHAB/WAYNESVILLE (516 WALL STREET)
  • SMOKY MOUNTAIN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1349 CRABTREE ROAD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waynesville:

  • Western Carolina University (about 16 miles; Cullowhee, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,684)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 26 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 26 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • North Greenville University (about 46 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Tusculum College (about 50 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Furman University (about 50 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Walters State Community College (about 53 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)

Public high school in Waynesville:

  • TUSCOLA HIGH (Location: 564 TUSCOLA SCHOOL RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Waynesville:

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Library in Waynesville:

  • HAYWOOD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,526,620; Location: 678 SOUTH HAYWOOD STREET; 155,987 books; 11,776 audio materials; 9,100 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 311 print serial subscriptions)

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Waynesville: Waynesville Golf and Country Club (A), Waynesville Plaza (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Waynesville: WELLCO ENTERPRISES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Waynesville: Barberville Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens (1), Green Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hyatt Creek (A), Farmer Branch (B), Eaglenest Creek (C), Camp Branch (D), Browning Branch (E), Allen Creek (F), Shelton Branch (G), Plott Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Haywood County Tourism (1233 North Main Street Suite 1-40), Haywood County Chamber of Commerce (1482 Russ Avenue).

Hotels: Four Seasons Rentals (3068 Jonathan Creek Road), Hearth & Home Inn (3376 Dellwood Road), Days Inn of Waynesville (232 Phillips Road), Boyd Mountain Log Cabins (445 Boyd Farm Road), Garden Breeze Motel (2541 Dellwood Road), Country Club Bed & Breakfast (1366 South Main Street), Best Western Smoky Mountain (130 Shiloh Trail), Andon House Bed & Breakfast (92 Daisey Avenue), Belle Meade Inn (1534 South Main Street).

Birthplace of: Donald Davis (storyteller) - Children's writer, Fred Crawford (American football) - College football player.

Haywood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

MOONSHINE CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 238, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from NOV-14-2005 to NOV-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
  • One regular monitoring violation
DOLLAR GENERAL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
RIVERSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2007), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
ROCKWOOD METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
MAPLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
THE SWAG (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-20-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
JOHNSON TOMATO COMPANY (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-22-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
NORTHBROOK MARKETPLACE (Serves PA, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between SEP-16-2013 and OCT-16-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Waynesville that have no violations reported:

  • GREEN VALLEY BAPTIST CH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

57.0%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.7%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Waynesville in 2010:

  • 193 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 186 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 125 people in state prisons
  • 18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Waynesville in 2000:

  • 118 people in state prisons
  • 109 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 92 people in nursing homes
  • 48 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Waynesville (2011 data):

  • OldTown Bank: Oldtown Bank at 2045 South Main Street, branch established on 2007/09/10. Info updated 2009/03/09: Bank assets: $86.6 mil, Deposits: $69.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Mountain 1st Bank & Trust Company: Waynesville Branch at 1637 S. Main Street, branch established on 2004/08/09. Info updated 2010/07/12: Bank assets: $700.0 mil, Deposits: $672.7 mil, headquarters in Hendersonville, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Financial Services Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Waynesville Branch at 217 Branner Avenue, branch established on 2001/06/29. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • HomeTrust Bank: Waynesville Office Branch at 800 Russ Avenue, branch established on 2007/06/22. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,578.5 mil, Deposits: $1,249.7 mil, headquarters in Clyde, NC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 20 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Waynesville Main Branch at 196 Walnut Street, branch established on 1987/06/22. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • United Community Bank: Waynesville Branch at 165 North Main Street, branch established on 1971/09/02. 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.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Waynesville Main Branch at 339 Russ Avenue, branch established on 1972/10/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: Waynesville Branch at 135 North Main Street, branch established on 1973/03/13. 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.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Waynesville Nc Walmart Branch at 135 Town Center Loop, branch established on 2008/10/01. 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)

For population 15 years and over in Waynesville:

Marital status in Waynesville, NC
  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Waynesville:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
North Carolina average:

11.9

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waynesville, NC (based on Haywood County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant30,947106
Mainline Protestant9,47032
Catholic1,2023
Other4203
Black Protestant1312
None16,820-
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: 11
Haywood County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Here:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
This county:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Waynesville:

51.9%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.1%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Waynesville:

28.5
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Waynesville:

19.7%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Waynesville:

11.4%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Waynesville:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.0%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

56.5%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.2%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Waynesville, NC Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 34$113,394$40,0214$9,297
Other Government Administration 17$63,473$44,8042$2,280
Water Supply 16$42,565$31,9240$0
Parks and Recreation 15$40,599$32,47949$28,377
Financial Administration 14$40,878$35,0381$1,165
Sewerage 13$39,822$36,7590$0
Solid Waste Management 12$27,927$27,9270$0
Streets and Highways 12$27,927$27,9270$0
Other and Unallocable 11$198,713$216,7781$21,755
Firefighters 9$29,105$38,8072$1,765
Police - Other 8$20,967$31,4514$1,142
Electric Power 7$20,896$35,8220$0
Natural Resources 1$2,938$35,2561$1,306
Totals for Government 169$669,204$47,51764$67,087

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $123,000 ($12.34)
    Regular Highways: $86,000 ($8.63)
    Electric Utilities: $11,000 ($1.10)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,179,000 ($719.99)
    Police Protection: $4,068,000 ($407.98)
    Regular Highways: $2,553,000 ($256.04)
    Water Utilities: $2,210,000 ($221.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,846,000 ($185.14)
    Sewerage: $1,843,000 ($184.84)
    Liquor Stores: $1,742,000 ($174.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,075,000 ($107.81)
    Housing and Community Development: $550,000 ($55.16)
    Central Staff Services: $524,000 ($52.55)
    General - Other: $524,000 ($52.55)
    Financial Administration: $293,000 ($29.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $145,000 ($14.54)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($1.40)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($3.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $240,000 ($24.07)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $17,000 ($1.70)
    Other - Health - Other: $8,000 ($0.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $349,000 ($35.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $215,000 ($21.56)
    Sewerage: $145,000 ($14.54)
    Police Protection: $66,000 ($6.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($2.81)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($1.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($0.90)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($0.60)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $399,000 ($40.02)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($1.91)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,321,000 ($232.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $807,000 ($80.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $726,000 ($72.81)
    Other: $277,000 ($27.78)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $276,000 ($27.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $90,000 ($9.03)
    General Revenue - Other: $78,000 ($7.82)
    Rents: $66,000 ($6.62)
    Donations From Private Sources: $45,000 ($4.51)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $8,917,000 ($894.29)
    Water Utilities: $2,999,000 ($300.77)
    Liquor Stores: $1,936,000 ($194.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,001,000 ($100.39)
    Highways: $339,000 ($34.00)
    Other: $3,000 ($0.30)
  • Tax - Property: $5,190,000 ($520.51)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,560,000 ($256.74)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $111,000 ($11.13)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $72,000 ($7.22)
    Motor Vehicle License: $23,000 ($2.31)
    Other License: $7,000 ($0.70)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,767,000 ($678.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,870,000 ($588.71)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $897,000 ($89.96)

6.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,009 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

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 Buncombe County, NC  1.55% ($40,935 average AGI)
from Jackson County, NC  0.43% ($34,031)
from Henderson County, NC  0.18% ($34,750)


5.41% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

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 Buncombe County, NC  1.24% ($39,860 average AGI)
to Jackson County, NC  0.37% ($32,695)
to Henderson County, NC  0.23% ($38,731)
Businesses in Waynesville, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike2
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Sears1
Decora Cabinetry3Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx7Subway3
Ford1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block2U-Haul2
Hardee's2U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS6
Kincaid3Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Waynesville:

  • WMXF (1400 AM; 1 kW; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WRGC (680 AM; 1 kW; SYLVA, NC; Owner: GEORGIA-CAROLINA RADIOCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waynesville:

  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Waynesville:

  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W09AD (Channel 9; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUNF-TV (Channel 33; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57BG (Channel 57; CANTON/WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W11AU (Channel 11; CANTON, ETC., NC; Owner: PULITZER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W06AP (Channel 6; MAGGIE VALLEY, ETC., NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W27AB (Channel 27; CANTON, ETC., NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W08AO (Channel 8; CANTON, ETC., NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
Waynesville fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Waynesville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 75Number of bridges
  • 499ft / 152mTotal length
  • 606,360Total average daily traffic
  • 66,534Total average daily truck traffic
  • 868,320Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Waynesville, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 501960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Waynesville, NC
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 6 partial tracts)
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 ORIGINATED3$124,26322$162,25679$178,5455$98,26027$178,5552$32,355
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$03$227,6900$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$81,4605$139,49033$195,2745$70,0023$181,0431$68,910
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$04$85,92015$143,4810$02$84,3101$85,720
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$168,0000$01$171,2200$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9808.00 , 9809.00, 9810.00, 9811.00, 9812.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$135,175
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9808.00 , 9809.00, 9810.00, 9811.00, 9812.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waynesville, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waynesville, NC - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 108. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 274 took place in 2016, and the least - 3 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Waynesville, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.1%), and Outside Fires (29.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Waynesville, NC
    • 85753.1%Structure Fires
    • 47629.5%Outside Fires
    • 1599.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1227.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Waynesville, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Waynesville, North Carolina:

  • Econo Lodge, 1202 Russ Ave, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 , Phone: (828) 452-0353, Fax: (828) 452-2239
  • Best Western Smoky Mountain Inn, 130 Shiloh Trl, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 , Phone: (828) 456-4402, Fax: (828) 456-4885
  • Super 8, 79 Liner Cove Rd, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 , Phone: (828) 454-9667, Fax: (828) 454-9674
  • The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa, 176 Country Club Dr, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 , Phone: (828) 456-3551, Fax: (828) 456-3555
  • Best Western - Smoky Mountain Inn, 130 Shiloh Trl, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 , Phone: (828) 456-4402, Fax: (828) 456-4885
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Waynesville, North Carolina
Most common first names in Waynesville, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24272.5 years
William23573.0 years
Robert15973.0 years
Mary15778.2 years
John15374.8 years
Charles10872.1 years
George6777.4 years
Frank6575.4 years
Thomas6372.1 years
Ruth6180.1 years
Most common last names in Waynesville, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis11677.1 years
Smith9873.1 years
Messer8575.5 years
Rogers6974.6 years
Caldwell6877.3 years
Green6673.8 years
Moody6273.3 years
Jones5276.3 years
Medford5279.1 years
Howell5281.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Waynesville, NC
  • 44.4%Electricity
  • 35.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Wood
  • 3.5%Utility gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Waynesville, NC
  • 71.1%Electricity
  • 17.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.9%Wood
  • 0.2%Utility gas


Waynesville compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Waynesville on our top lists:

  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 (28786) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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