FACTOID # 30: If Alaska were its own country, it would be the 26th largest in total area, slightly larger than Iran.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Waycross, Georgia

Waycross is a city in Ware County, Georgia, United States. The population was 15,333 at the 2000 census, and a micropolitan area of 51,611. The city is the largest city and county seat of Ware CountyGR6. Ware County is a county located in the southeast of the state of Georgia. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into United States micropolitan area. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Ware County is a county located in the southeast of the state of Georgia. ...

Contents

Geography

Waycross is located at 31°12′50″N, 82°21′18″W (31.213860, -82.354911)GR1 and is the closest city to the Okefenokee Swamp. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.3 km² (11.7 mi²). 30.3 km² (11.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.17%) is water. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias GA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Canal Diggers Trail in early spring. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 15,333 people, 6,094 households, and 3,741 families residing in the city. The population density was 506.4/km² (1,311.8/mi²). There were 7,534 housing units at an average density of 248.8/km² (644.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 44.31% White, 53.51% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,094 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.3% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.09. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $23,399, and the median income for a family was $28,712. Males had a median income of $24,865 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,468. About 24.8% of families and 30.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.9% of those under age 18 and 17.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Famous residents

Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. ... The Byrds (formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1964) were an American rock band. ... Ossie Davis in The Green Pastures, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1951 Ossie Davis (December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an African American film actor, director and social activist. ... Pernell Roberts (born 18 May 1928 in Waycross, Georgia, USA) is an American actor. ... Sonora Webster Carver (1904-2003) answered an ad placed by by Doc William Frank Carver in 1924 for a diving girl and soon earned a place in circus history. ... Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. ... Nikki DeLoach is an American actress born 9 September 1979. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... North Shore refers to more than one geographic area: North Shore, New Zealand, a city in the Auckland conurbation, New Zealand North Shore (Sydney), a suburban region of Sydney, Australia North Shore (Victoria), a suburb of Geelong, Australia North Shore (Lake Superior), the area of Minnesota, USA and Ontario, Canada... Caroline Pafford Miller (b. ... This article should appear in one or more categories. ...

Trivia

  • Mickey Newbury's 1969 epic song "San Francisco Mabel Joy" tells the story of a Waycross farm boy's tragic life.
  • The Madea character created by Tyler Perry once lived in Waycross.
  • After his banishment from Major League Baseball following the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, Shoeless Joe Jackson played numerous baseball games in the city of Waycross.
  • Waycross is the largest city in the largest county in the largest state east of the Mississippi.

Mickey Newbury ( May 19, 1940 - September 29, 2002) was an American singer and songwriter. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an African-American playwright and actor. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
georgia.gov - City of Waycross (139 words)
Waycross was incorporated as the county seat of Ware County on March 3, 1874.
Waycross, originally known as Tebeauville, gets its name from the city's location at key railroad junctions.
Waycross marks the beginning of the Okefenokee Swamp and offers many chances to experience the swamp.
Waycross, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (492 words)
Waycross is a city located in Ware County, Georgia.
Waycross is the city closest to the Okefenokee Swamp.
Waycross is also home to the Jones Company, a local conglomerate which owns a number of businesses operating in the area.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m