Waynesville, NC

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Living in Waynesville

Waynesville is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 10,112 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Waynesville is the 89th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Waynesville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Waynesville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waynesville is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waynesville who work in sales jobs (10.71%), food service (10.66%), and healthcare (8.81%).

The overall education level of Waynesville is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.34% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waynesville in 2010 was $30,091, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,364 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 German, Irish, Scots-Irish, English, and Scottish.

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