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Welcome to Waveland ...

The city of Waveland is located in Hancock County<1>.

The location of Waveland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waveland has a population of 6,302 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Waveland.

Waveland is near sea level<4>.

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

Waveland is within the boundaries of the (228) area code.

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:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waveland had an population of 6,302 people. This is a decrease of 2.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waveland had a population of 6,435 people (which is 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 (with a count of 6,674 people).

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

Adding Waveland to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Waveland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Waveland elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Waveland on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Waveland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Waveland.

  • Gulfport [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
    • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Waveland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<6>
  • Long Beach [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
    • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Waveland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<6>
  • Diamondhead [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondhead
    • Diamondhead [Hancock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Waveland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamondhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondhead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondhead<6>
  • Pass Christian [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pass Christian
    • Pass Christian [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Waveland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,307 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pass Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pass Christian
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pass Christian<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kiln [Hancock County]
    • Pearlington [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearlington
      • Pearlington [Hancock County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Waveland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearlington<6>
    • Logtown [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Hancock County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Waveland
    • Gainesville [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Hancock County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Waveland
    • North Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Gulfport
      • North Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Waveland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Gulfport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Gulfport
    • Lake Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Waveland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waveland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waveland.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Waveland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waveland. See our Newspapers 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.

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Hancock, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waveland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waveland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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       In this case, the coordinates for Waveland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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