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Welcome to Waveland ...

The city of Waveland is located in Hancock County.

The location of Waveland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Waveland has a population of 6,322 people<2> (see below for details).

Waveland is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Waveland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Waveland lies within the (228) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waveland had a population of 6,435 people (or 14.65% of the total population of Hancock County). This makes Waveland the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Waveland represents 0.22% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 56th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,435 people, the population of Waveland decreased 3.58% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,674 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Waveland had an population of 6,322 people. This is a decrease of 1.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.27% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Waveland.

Communities near Waveland ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Long Beach   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the East (E) of Waveland

Located in Harrison County

Diamondhead   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of Waveland

Pass Christian   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Waveland

Located in Harrison County

Kiln   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Waveland

Pearlington   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Waveland

Logtown   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Waveland

Gainesville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Waveland

North Gulfport   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waveland

Located in Harrison County

Lake Village   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) of Waveland

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Gulfport   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waveland

Located in Harrison County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Waveland.

Communities Also Named Waveland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Waveland - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts and Michigan.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Waveland.

Websites for Waveland ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hancockchamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Waveland, the following might be of interest:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waveland. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waveland. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waveland.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Waveland:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waveland ...

Looking for more information about Waveland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Waveland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waveland.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Hancock County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waveland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waveland.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waveland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waveland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waveland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waveland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waveland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2877, Longitude: -89.3847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waveland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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