Profile for Waynesville, North Carolina, NC
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Waynesville is a town in Haywood County, in the Asheville metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne.
The latitude of Waynesville is 35.488N. The longitude is -82.988W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,736 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,347.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Waynesville demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 20. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
- Folkmoot USA: North Carolina International Folk Festival - July 16-29, 2007
- Haywood High Country Book Fair - Aug. 4, 2007
- Haywood County Fair - Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 2007
- Apple Harvest Festival - Oct. 20, 2007
- International Festival Day - July 28, 2007
- Ramp Festival - May 6, 2007
- Smoky Mountain Folk Festival - Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Waynesville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Scenic roads: Blue Ridge Parkway
Historic sites and museums: Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
13% of Waynesville residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waynesville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waynesville was $17,821, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Waynesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Waynesville festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Ramp Festival - M
- Haywood County Fair - S
- Smoky Mountain Folk Festival - A
- Apple Harvest Festival - O
- Folkmoot USA: North Carolina International Folk Festival - J
- International Festival Day - J
- Haywood High Country Book Fair - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Waynesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $838.
Libraries in Waynesville include Haywood County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Waynesville include Smoky Mountain News, Waynesville Enterprise Mountaineer
Haywood County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waynesville political report.
The average commute time for Waynesville workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Waynesville include Best Western, Days Inn Waynesville, Super 8.
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