Waynesburg is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,045 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Waynesburg is the 354th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Waynesburg was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Waynesburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waynesburg is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waynesburg who work in office and administrative support (19.67%), sales jobs (9.25%), and food service (9.25%).
Waynesburg is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Waynesburg to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Being a small borough, Waynesburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Waynesburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.30% of adults in Waynesburg have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Waynesburg in 2010 was $17,781, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,124 for a family of four. However, Waynesburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Waynesburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waynesburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Waynesburg include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Waynesburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.