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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Waynesboro is a town in Georgia with a population of 5,603. Waynesboro is in Burke County. Living in Waynesboro offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Waynesboro and residents tend to be liberal.
About Waynesboro...
Population
5,603

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$534
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Waynesboro Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    617.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    211.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    670.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,910.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    264.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    22%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Waynesboro

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$28,038
National
$55,322

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Waynesboro Reviews

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I have been living in Waynesboro for 22 years. Waynesboro is a little town made up of no more than 5,000 people. It's safe and welcoming to need comers and a great vacation spot. Many people pass through and collect souvenirs to take home. Waynesboro is pretty cool though one improvement that would make a major difference is a place for the youth. Most of our crimes are committed by the youth who just don't have nothing to do. A nice, friendly youth center would do some justice. It can consist of games both fun and educational, tutors and mentors, and different trips so the youth can see there's more out there.
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What I like about this town is its the historical houses located in the area and the old buildings located on main street. All of them their huge beacons of history for our a small town. What I wish there was more of is places where families and people can get together and spend time with each other than in a fast food restaurants. Waynesboro has plenty of fast food place but I wish they would open up a movie theater or a skating rink or something along those lines. A place where people could spend their time in a safe environment rather then partaking in activities that could get them in trouble.
Waynesboro is a nice town, not to big or small. Everyone is nice and gets alone very well. A couple changes I would like to see are more parks being built for the kids in the summer and more community activities.