Waynesville, NC
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Waynesville is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 9,809 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Waynesville is the 89th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Waynesville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waynesville is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waynesville who work in healthcare (11.98%), sales jobs (11.56%), and management occupations (10.29%).

The overall education level of Waynesville is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.15% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waynesville in 2010 was $26,739, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,956 for a family of four. However, Waynesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Waynesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waynesville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Waynesville include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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