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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Waynesville is a town in Missouri with a population of 5,297. Waynesville is in Pulaski County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Waynesville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Waynesville there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Waynesville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Waynesville are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$794
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Waynesville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    238
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    110
    41
  • Robbery
    55
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    238
    500
  • Theft
    1,262
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    55
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,556
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Waynesville Reviews

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I have enjoyed my stay in Waynesville, Mo., not only since I am a military vet, but for the affordability homes in the real estate market, and diversity within the community. Waynesville is located directly outside of the side gate of Fort Leonard Wood's Military Base. Within this area, there are numerous job opportunity with limited commute time.
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I've grown up here, and overall I have had a good upbringing. The school district is great, with lots of diversity. I haven't had any horribly bad experiences here, just some boredom because there isn't much to do around here.
Small town with very little traffic, I have lived in Waynesville, Missouri for three years and have not had any complaints. Sometimes there is a power outage but its usually because someone hit a pole.