Waycross, GA
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Waycross is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 14,053 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Waycross is the 64th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, Waycross isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Waycross are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waycross is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Waycross who work in office and administrative support (14.75%), teaching (9.75%), and sales jobs (8.20%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.60 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Waycross rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.95% of adults 25 and older in Waycross have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Waycross in 2010 was $15,643, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $62,572 for a family of four. Waycross also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.30% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Waycross is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waycross home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waycross residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Waycross include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Waycross is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.