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Waycross is a city in Ware County.
It is the county seat.
So named because several railroad lines meet here.
The latitude of Waycross is 31.213N. The longitude is -82.354W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 131 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,156.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Waycross demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ware County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31516 ZIP code.
4% of Waycross residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waycross ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waycross was $13,468, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Waycross residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Waycross include Downtown Waycross Historic District, Waycross Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Waycross, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $286. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $678.
Libraries in Waycross include Waycross/Ware County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Waycross include Waycross Journal-Herald
TV stations in Waycross include WXGA.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WXVS.
Ware County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waycross political report.
The average commute time for Waycross workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Waycross between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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