Living in Waveland, MS

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Waveland SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
7
Amenities
7
Education
6
Commute
4

Waveland, MS Crime Report

331
Total Crimes
5,218.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
103.18%
Above National Average

Waveland, MS Cost Of Living

89
Waveland's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Waveland, Mississippi Info Snack

Waveland is a city located in Hancock County, Mississippi, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. It is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city of Waveland was incorporated in 1972. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 6,435. Waveland was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Camille on August 17, 1969, and by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.
Population
6,358
Unemployment
9.1%
Poverty
19.6%
Median Home
$135,100
Median Income
$41,998
Median Rent
$765

Waveland, MS Photos

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Rankings for Waveland in Mississippi

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Map Of Waveland, MS

Population over time in Waveland

Year Population % Change
2017 6,358 -0.4%
2016 6,382 -1.1%
2015 6,454 0.1%
2014 6,449 -0.2%
2013 6,463 -0.4%
2012 6,487 -0.1%
2011 6,492 -0.2%
2010 6,504 0.2%
2009 6,490 -
Crime/100k Waveland MS USA
Violent Crime 47.3 234.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 5.7 5.0
Robbery 15.8 53.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 31.5 157.2 246.8
Property Crime 5171.1 2403.0 2199.5
Burglary 409.9 697.8 376.0
Larceny 4556.2 1561.2 1594.6
Car Theft 205.0 144.0 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Waveland

White
80.2% (5,100)
African American
14.4% (915)
American Indian
0.2% (12)
Asian
0.7% (43)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.0% (127)
Hispanic
2.5% (161)
Race Waveland MS USA
White 80.2% 56.8% 61.1%
African American 14.4% 37.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 0.7% 0.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.0% 1.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.5% 3.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Waveland, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
13.4% (85,233)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.7% (36,458)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.1% (57,889)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.2% (65,033)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.2% (96,564)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.1% (114,793)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.1% (96,072)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.5% (53,948)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.7% (16,997)
$200,000 or more
2.0% (12,809)
Income Waveland MS USA
Less than $10,000 13.4% 10.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.7% 6.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.1% 12.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.2% 11.4% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.2% 14.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.1% 16.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.1% 11.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.5% 10.4% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.7% 3.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.0% 2.7% 7.0%

Gender in Waveland

Female
51.5% (3,276)
Male
48.5% (3,081)
Gender Waveland MS USA
Female 51.5% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.5% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Waveland for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (254)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (762)
High School / GED
30.0% (1,907)
Some College
25.0% (1,589)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (508)
Bachelor's Degree
14.0% (890)
Master's Degree
5.0% (317)
Professional Degree
1.0% (63)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (63)
Education Waveland MS USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 11.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 14.0% 14.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Waveland

Overall User Rating
2.5
/5

HomeSnacks User

Crime is not low in Waveland, I just recently moved my family far away from Waveland partly due to the crime.

I'll agree that its a nice city that's trying to come back from a tragedy like Katrina but something definitely needs to be done about the crime.


HomeSnacks User

As far as places in the delta,it said places with 5k + population. I lived in waveland and did a lot of work there and yes a lot of vacant homes not to mention the crime in bayside and shoreline.

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