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    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Waynesville is a suburb of with a population of 9,965. Waynesville is in Haywood County. Living in Waynesville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Waynesville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Waynesville are above average.

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About Waynesville...
Population
9,965

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$814
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    522.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    39.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    29.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    19.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    1,409.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    5,006.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    335.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    29%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    national  12%

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