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
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyHancock
Area
 • Total6.8 sq mi (17.6 km2)
 • Land6.8 sq mi (17.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
16 ft (5 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total6,674
 • Density980.2/sq mi (378.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39576
Area code(s)228
FIPS code28-78200
GNIS feature ID0679394

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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