Waycross is the county seat of, and only incorporated city in, Ware County in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 14,725 at the 2010 Census. A small portion of the city extends into Pierce County. According the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of this small section was estimated at just 9 in 2008.
Waycross is the principal city of the Waycross micropolitan area, a micropolitan area that covers Pierce and Ware counties and had a combined population of 51,119 at the 2000 Census.
Waycross includes two historic districts (Downtown Waycross Historic District and Waycross Historic District) and several properties on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Ware County, Georgia including U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (Waycross, Georgia), Lott Cemetery, First African Baptist Church and Parsonage (Waycross, Georgia), and Obediah Barber Homestead.