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County Profile

Incorporated: May 11, 1803

Population: 26,565

Total Area: 644.7 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Jesup (County Seat)

• Odum
• Screven

Georgia's 28th county, Wayne County, was created in 1803 from Creek Indian land. The county bears the name of a flamboyant Pennsylvania commander in the Revolutionary War, General "Mad" Anthony Wayne. Until 1850, the county bragged that it had no jails and needed none.

The county seat was moved to Jesup in 1874. The current courthouse, built in 1803, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Often called "the town that trains made," Jesup's history is full of railway lore. In 1890, 57 trains per day made stops in Jesup, passenger fares collected averaged $1,000 per day, and the rail yard could hold 500 cars. Residents relied on the trains to set their clocks, provide entertainment, and sound alarms in emergencies. By 1924, Jesup was known as the railway center of South Coast Georgia. Trains still stop for passenger service three times daily.

For recreation, residents of Wayne County may choose from many water sports. The Altamaha River offers canoeing, boating and fishing. Skiing competitions on Lake Kenerly attract national athletes.

Wayne County is home to two Wildlife Management Areas: Little Satilla and Tyler Tract.

Wayne County hosts four annual festivals: Jesup's Dogwood Arts and Crafts Festival, the Fourth of July Celebration in Screven, Odum's Homecoming Day, and the autumn Altamaha River Heritage Festival.

Wayne County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 644.7 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 45.6 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 48.8%. On the 2000 census form, 99.0% of the population reported only one race, with 20.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 3.8% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.62 persons compared to an average family size of 3.06 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $57,912. Per capita income grew by 12.4% 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) 29,407 Covered Employment 8,745
   Growth (%) since 1990 31.5%    Average wage per job $34,898
Households (2000) 9,324 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 15.8%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 12,119    Average wage per job $57,912
Unemployment Rate (2009) 11.4 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 3.3%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $27,511    Average wage per job $30,843
Median Household Income (2008) $37,445 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County 6.2%
Poverty Rate (2008) 20.3    Average wage per job $31,408
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 70.1 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 2.3%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 11.6    Average wage per job $33,096

 

 

1. ARTHUR WILLIAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 1175 S Us Highway 301, Jesup, GA 31546
Phone: (912) 427-1025
County: Wayne County
Enrollment: 561
Grades: 6-8

2. BACON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1425 W Orange St, Jesup, GA 31545
Phone: (912) 427-1077
County: Wayne County
Enrollment: 896
Grades: PK-1

3. JESUP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 642 E Plum St, Jesup, GA 31546
Phone: (912) 427-1033
County: Wayne County
Enrollment: 623
Grades: 2-3

4. MARTHA PUCKETT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 475 Durrence Rd, Jesup, GA 31545
Phone: (912) 427-1061
County: Wayne County
Enrollment: 566
Grades: 6-8

5. MARTHA RAWLS SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 710 W Pine St, Jesup, GA 31545
Phone: (912) 427-1044
County: Wayne County
Enrollment: 603 4-5

6. ODUM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 9, Odum, GA 31555
Phone: (912) 586-2225
County: Wayne County
Enrollment: 394
Grades: PK-5

7. PREK CENTER
Address: 420 Cedar St, Jesup, GA 31546
Phone: (912) 427-1022
County: Wayne County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

8. SCREVEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 159, Screven, GA 31560
Phone: (912) 579-2261
County: Wayne County
Enrollment: 283
Grades: PK-5

9. THOMAS P. JAMES ACADEMY
Address: 1365 W Orange St, Jesup, GA 31545
Phone: (912) 810-7635
County: Wayne County
Enrollment: 72
Grades: 7-12

10. WAYNE County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1 Jacket Dr, Jesup, GA 31545
Phone: (912) 427-1088
County: Wayne County
Enrollment: 1,426
Grades:
Grades:
Grades: 9-12


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