Waynesboro, Tennessee

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Waynesboro, Tennessee
City
Motto: Progressing toward our future, through an understanding of our past[1]
Location of Waynesboro, Tennessee
Location of Waynesboro, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°19′14″N 87°45′25″W / 35.32056°N 87.75694°W / 35.32056; -87.75694Coordinates: 35°19′14″N 87°45′25″W / 35.32056°N 87.75694°W / 35.32056; -87.75694
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Wayne
Established 1821[2]
Incorporated 1850[3]
Named for General Anthony Wayne[4]
Area
 • Total 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 • Land 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 748 ft (228 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,449
 • Density 904.2/sq mi (349.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38485
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-78600[5]
GNIS feature ID 1326575[6]
Website www.cityofwaynesboro.org

Waynesboro is a city in and the county seat of Wayne County, Tennessee, United States.[7] The population was 2,449 at the 2010 census.[8]

Geography[edit]

Waynesboro is located at 35°19′14″N 87°45′25″W / 35.32056°N 87.75694°W / 35.32056; -87.75694 (35.320546, -87.756984).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), all of it land.

Waynesboro is located at the junction of State Route 13 and U.S. Route 64, 105 miles from Nashville, and 135 miles from Memphis

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 357
1940 768
1950 1,147 49.3%
1960 1,343 17.1%
1970 1,983 47.7%
1980 2,109 6.4%
1990 1,824 −13.5%
2000 2,228 22.1%
2010 2,449 9.9%
Est. 2012 2,437 −0.5%
Sources:[10][11]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,228 people, 954 households, and 601 families residing in the city. The population density was 904.2 people per square mile (349.7/km²). There were 1,071 housing units at an average density of 434.7 per square mile (168.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.04% White, 1.39% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 954 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,196, and the median income for a family was $33,917. Males had a median income of $27,263 versus $17,379 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,037. About 14.0% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Manufacturing[edit]

  • Tennessee Apparel
  • Tennessee Container Services
  • Mueller Gas Products

Radio stations[edit]

Education[edit]

Highways[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Waynesboro official website. Retrieved: 1 March 2013.
  2. ^ Bob Rains, "Wayne County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 1 March 2013.
  3. ^ Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625.
  4. ^ Nancy Capace, Encyclopedia of Tennessee (North American Book Distributors, 2000), p. 229.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  8. ^ http://2010.census.gov/2010census/popmap/ipmtext.php
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  11. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  12. ^ http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/fmq?list=0&facid=171033

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