Waveland, Mississippi

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Waveland, Mississippi
Location of Waveland, Mississippi
Location of Waveland, Mississippi
Coordinates: Coordinates: 30°17′23″N 89°23′1″W / 30.28972°N 89.38361°W / 30.28972; -89.38361
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Hancock
 • Total 6.8 sq mi (17.6 km2)
 • Land 6.8 sq mi (17.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,674
 • Density 980.2/sq mi (378.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39576
Area code(s) 228
FIPS code 28-78200
GNIS feature ID 0679394

Waveland is a city in Hancock County, Mississippi, on the Gulf of Mexico. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, 6,674 people lived there. On August 29, 2005, Waveland was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

The current mayor of Waveland is Democrat Tommy Longo.

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