Waycross, Georgia

Population 14,576

Waycross is located in Ware County, GA. The population is 14,576, making Waycross the largest city in Ware County.

There are 10 public schools in Waycross with an average Homefacts rating of A-. The total crime rate for Waycross is moderate , and there are 121 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Waycross is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Waycross property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Waycross include Sunnyside, Deenwood and Blackshear.

Waycross Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Excellent
  • No High School Diploma: 19.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 66.7%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 14.1%

Crime Rate

51.78% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 144
  • Violent Crimes: 288
  • Robbery: 29
  • Burglary: 490
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 4

Registered Offenders

80.97% Higher than national avg.
  • 121 offenders in Waycross
  • 83.01 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

195 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 5
  • Superfunds: 5
  • Tanks & Spills: 185


Low 4.2%
  • Georgia unemployment average: 4.4%
  • National unemployment average: 5.9%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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10 Public Schools view public schools

There are 10 K-12 public schools in Waycross, GA and 1 private school. Homefacts rates Waycross's schools as Excellent, with an overall A- rating.
1 Private School

Southside Baptist Church & Christian School

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Crime view details

121 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$149,250 compared to August 2020
Median Sales Price
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Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

1 Building Permits View All

  • In 2011, the city of Waycross, GA issued 1 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2010, the city of Waycross, GA issued 1 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $570
  • 1 Bedroom: $580
  • 2 Bedrooms: $720
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,010
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,030

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Environmental Hazards

195 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (214/215)
    Waycross, GA has 99.53% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Waycross, GA is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.94 Average
    Waycross, GA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 51.38°
  • February 52.98°
  • March 59.08°
  • April 66.62°
  • May 73.93°
  • June 80.91°
  • July 82.1°
  • August 82.44°
  • September 77.88°
  • October 68.08°
  • November 57.28°
  • December 54.1°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Waycross, GA

Waycross, GA has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Waycross, GA has no risk of hurricanes.
Waycross, GA has a low risk of hail storms.
Waycross, GA has a moderate risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Waycross, GA: $26,963


Unemployment in Waycross is 4.2%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 4.4% and 5.9% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 49.18%
White Collar - 50.82%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Nathan Deal
  • Sen. Johnny Isakson
  • Sen. David Perdue

City Representatives

  • Buddy Carter

Neighborhood Info

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