Waycross demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,19716791
Median age39.836.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%45%43%
Speak English93%86%79%
Speak Spanish4%8%13%
Waycross, GA has a population of 14,188 and is the 2,961st largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,197 per sq mi which is 617% higher than the Georgia average and 1221% higher than the national average. The median age in Waycross is 40 which is approximately 10% higher than the Georgia average of 36. In Waycross, 55% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 75% of Waycross residents were born in Georgia, 19% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Waycross is 617% higher than Georgia.
  • The median age in Waycross is 10% higher than Georgia.
  • In Waycross 39.53% of the population is White.
  • In Waycross 54.32% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Waycross 1.71% of the population is Asian.

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Waycross population breakdown by race

Black or African American54.32%31.17%12.63%
American Indian0.24%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race0.66%2.20%3.06%
Other race3.54%2.79%4.75%
In Waycross, 4.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Waycross, GA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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