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County Profile

Incorporated: December 15, 1824

Population: 35,483

Total Area: 902.6 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Waycross (County Seat)

Ware County was created in 1824 from a part of the original landlot county of Appling. Georgia's 60th county is named for Nicholas Ware, who served as mayor of Augusta and as U.S. Senator.

The county seat, and only municipality in the county, is Waycross, an employment and commercial center for the region. Originally known as Tebeauville, the city's current name derives from its location at a key railroad junction. Lines from six directions meet at the city.

Ware County is the largest county, in area, in Georgia. Waycross is often referred to as the largest city, in the largest county, in the largest state east of the Mississippi.

Laura S. Walker State Park, located near Waycross, is one of the few state parks in Georgia named for a woman. She was a Georgia writer, teacher, civic leader and naturalist who worked diligently to preserve the trees and habitats around her.

There are over 25 special events in the county, including the Okefenokee Swamp Fling, Pogofest and the Paul Azinger Golf Classic.

Ware County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 902.3 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 39.8 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 5.8%. On the 2000 census form, 99.3% of the population reported only one race, with 28.0% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.9% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.47 persons compared to an average family size of 3.01 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $22,897. Per capita income grew by 5.5% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

 

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 35,914 Covered Employment 15,014
   Growth (%) since 1990 1.2%    Average wage per job $29,351
Households (2000) 13,475 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 9.2%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 14,896    Average wage per job $30,366
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.5 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 3.0%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $25,930    Average wage per job $43,593
Median Household Income (2008) $34,983 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County 16.3%
Poverty Rate (2008) 20.7    Average wage per job $39,639
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 70.3 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 2.5%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 11.4    Average wage per job $38,956

 

 

1. 8.5 ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM
Address: 950 New Mexico Ave, Waycross, GA 31503
Phone: (912) 284-2803
County: Ware County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

2. CENTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 2114 Dorothy St, Waycross, GA 31501
Phone: (912) 287-2366
County: Ware County
Enrollment: 439
Grades: KG-5

3. DAFFODIL CENTER
Address: 701 Morton Avenue, Waycross, GA 31501
Phone: (912) 287-2311
County: Ware County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

4. DAFFODIL CENTER FACILITY
Address: 1301 Bailey Street, Waycross, GA 31501
Phone: (912) 283-8656
County: Ware County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

5. HARRELL PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Address: 1215 Bailey Street, Waycross, GA 31501
Phone: (912) 285-6197
County: Ware County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

6. MEMORIAL DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 2580 Ambrose St, Waycross, GA 31503
Phone: (912) 287-2327
County: Ware County
Enrollment: 350
Grades: KG-5

7. RUSKIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 3550 Valdosta Hwy, Waycross, GA 31503
Phone: (912) 287-2325
County: Ware County
Enrollment: 431
Grades: KG-5

8. WACONA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 3101 State St, Waycross, GA 31503
Phone: (912) 287-2362
County: Ware County
Enrollment: 887
Grades: PK-5

9. WARE County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 700 Victory Dr, Waycross, GA 31503
Phone: (912) 287-2351
County: Ware County
Enrollment: 1,430
Grades: 9-12

10. WARE County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 2301 Cherokee St, Waycross, GA 31503
Phone: (912) 287-2341
County: Ware County
Enrollment: 661
Grades: 6-8

11. WARE MAGNET SCHOOL
Address: 4650 Manor Millwood Rd S, Manor, GA 31550
Phone: (912) 287-2338
County: Ware County
Enrollment: 490
Grades: KG-12

12. WARESBORO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 3379 W Church St, Waycross, GA 31503
Phone: (912) 287-2393
County: Ware County
Enrollment: 401
Grades: KG-5

13. WAYCROSS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 700 Central Ave, Waycross, GA 31501
Phone: (912) 287-2333
County: Ware County
Enrollment: 536
Grades: 6-8

14. WAYCROSS REGIONAL YOUTH DETENTION CENTER
Address: 3275 Harris Road, Waycross, GA 31503
Phone: (912) 287-6680
County: Ware County
Enrollment: 0 6-9

15. WILLIAMS HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 705 Dewey St, Waycross, GA 31501
Phone: (912) 287-2399
County: Ware County
Enrollment: 383
Grades: KG-5


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