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Historical Trends & Data

Numbers only tell part of the story, but here you’ll find the economic, demographic, and other data for the City of Waynesboro, Staunton – Waynesboro MSA, and State of Virginia.  To provide the most current information in an interactive format, we have contracted with data providers Statebook Internatonal and Localintel.  Feel free to view, print, or download any of the tables or charts.  Looking for something else? Contact us and we will try to help.

Facts and Figures

Dig deep into the numbers that support Waynesboro’s business case.  We have contracted with some of the best third party data providers to deliver access to current facts and figures.  Need additional information not found here?  Contact us and we will do our best to find what you need.

Historical Data

View charts of historical data and trends of selected demographics by clicking the links below.

Labor Force Participaton Rate
Median Household Income
Per Capita Income

Cost of Living

Although Waynesboro is in close proximity to major east coast locations, its cost of living and cost of doing business are less than the national average.

Metro Area Cost of Living1 Ave. Lease Rate2 Average Weekly Wage3
US Average 100 $6.12 $1,269
New York City 187.2 $19.98 $1,377
Boston 162.4 $8.07 $1,760
Atlanta 107.5 $4.00 $1,185
Richmond 95.1 $4.33 $1,355
Waynesboro 86.6 $3.91 $1,123


Sources. 1) Sperling’s Best Places 2) JLL Trends and Insights Industrial Reports and Local Information 3) Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages 2Q 2020, Manufacturing

Local Taxes
Name Description
Machinery and Tools For manufacturing equipment paid annually based on equipment owned on January 1.  Return due May 1 / payment due December 5.
Business Personal Property For non-manufacturing equipment used in business, paid annually based on equipment owned on January 1. Return due May 1 / payment due December 5.
Business License Fee based on type of business and gross receipts.  For home based business, a Home Occupation Permit may also be required.
Real Estate .90 per $100 of assessed value
Meals and Lodging 7% local meals tax or a 6% local lodging tax in addition to the state sales tax of 5.3%.
For complete information and forms, visit the Waynesboro Commissioner of Revenue’s website.
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