Waynesville, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waynesville, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Waynesville had a population of 4,951 as of July 1, 2017. Waynesville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waynesville is located at latitude 37.8207 and longitude -92.2199 in Pulaski County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waynesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Pulaski County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 807 feet.

The City of Waynesville (GNIS ID: 2397234) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Waynesville is located within Township of Cullen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pulaski County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waynesville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Waynesville, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,951
Daytime Population: Workers 3,047
Daytime Population: Residents 2,721
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,768
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 4,853
Population in Familes 3,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density2 771
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $49,490
Average Household Income $62,273
Per Capita Income $24,327


Total Housing Units 2,202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,098 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 837 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 266 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $159,015
Average Home Value $161,056


Total Households 1,936
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,304
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.17%
Households 0.3% 0.12%
Families 0.56% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.6%

Waynesville, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waynesville to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 142 86th
Population Density # 523 49th
Diversity Index # 24 98th
Median Household Income # 365 65th
Per Capita Income # 388 63rd

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