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Waycross, GA

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Waycross' Livability

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    Diversity
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About Waycross, GA

Waycross, GA is located in Ware County in the state of Georgia.

The total City Population for Waycross is about 13,898 with about 444 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $69,315, which is roughly 50% lower than the Average Home Value of $139,998 for the state of Georgia, and roughly 63% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $31,151, which is roughly 37% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $49,600 for the state of Georgia, and roughly 46% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Waycross Population 13,898
Average Home Value $69,315
Median Household Income $31,151
Median Age 36.4
Unemployment Rate 5.1%
Politics 69.51% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.83
Male Population Estimate: 46.4%
Female Population Estimate: 53.6%
Median Age: 36.4
Male Median Age: 26.9
Female Median Age: 31.1

Racial Demographic Estimates

Black:57.3%
White:36.1%
Hispanic:6%
Other:0.9%
Indian:0.8%
Asian:0.2%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Ware County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Jon Ossoff
U.S. Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
Raphael Warnock
U.S. Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
Brian Kemp
State governor
Brian Kemp
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 69.51%
Democratic: 29.67%
Libertarian: 0.82%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Waycross specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Ware County: About 8.8135 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Ware County: About 500.014 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Ware County is about 55% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 42% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Waycross is about 5.1%.

Georgia is ranked #51 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 7.47 out of 100.

51st out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 8.26

The average living wage for the state of Georgia is $32.23/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Georgia a minimum wage score of 3.35 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Georgia a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Georgia is $179.52, resulting in a UI benefit score of 23.52 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Georgia does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Georgia does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Georgia does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Georgia does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Georgia does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Georgia does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Georgia does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Georgia does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Georgia does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Georgia does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Georgia does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
X Georgia does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Georgia does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Georgia does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Georgia does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Georgia does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Georgia does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
X Georgia does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
X Georgia does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Georgia does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 31501, 31502, 31503 (3 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 31.210800
Longitude: -82.357900
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 121.3 ft.
Area Code(s): 912