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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Waynesville is a town in Missouri with a population of 5,262. Waynesville is in Pulaski County. Living in Waynesville offers residents a rural feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Waynesville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Waynesville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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Waynesville 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
    113.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    19
    6.1
  • Rape
    113.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    265.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,156.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    113.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Waynesville

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,907
National
$55,322
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Nice little town with lots to do outside. Throughout the year they have a lot of community activities. For example, every year in early December they hold Christmas on the Square. This event has lots of vendors selling things and giving away free food, warm clothing, activities, and of course Santa! It is just one event this town offers. There are also a lot of different churches to choose from that everyone can find where they belong.
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Waynesville is in the beautiful Ozarks. It shares its diversity with the local military community of Ft Leonard Wood. Crime is low, housing is plenty, and cost of living is also low. Waynesville school district is excellent for small town living and there are many family friendly areas here. Unfortunately we are more rural and therefore we have a minimum amount of bars, and local venues, ie stores for shopping. Overall this is a good place to raise a family and live a comfortable life.
I moved to Waynesville in 2012 (army brat). I have grown to call here home. There honestly isn't a whole lot to do here but that's part of what makes here great. You don't hear about the craziness in big name cities. A lot of people know each other because it's a small community. Being that there is an Army installation here, the diversity is huge. Growing up, I always experienced diversity but its nice for those that aren't/weren't used to it to experience it. It gives everyone a new view on life.