The City of Waynesboro is centrally located in the eastern portion of Virginia's scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley, just 90 miles northwest of the state capital of Richmond and 125 miles southwest of the nation's capital Washington DC. The city covers an area of approximately 15 square miles.

Exit numbers to the city from Interstate 64 are:
  • Exit 99 to 250 West
  • Exit 96 to Delphine Avenue
  • Exit 94 to Rosser Avenue
Waynesboro is located in the Valley and Ridge Physiographic Province with elevations ranging from 1,050 feet to 1,800 feet above sea level. The average elevation of the Blue Ridge Parkway Appalachian Trail is 2,200 feet. The South River, a south fork of the Shenandoah River, runs directly through the city.
Waynesboro city Virginia
Population, 2012 estimate     21,107 8,185,867
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base     21,006 8,001,031
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012     0.5% 2.3%
Population, 2010     21,006 8,001,024
Persons under 5 years, 2012     7.5% 6.2%
Persons under 18 years, 2012     23.5% 22.7%
Persons 65 years and over, 2012     16.9% 13.0%
Female persons, 2012     52.7% 50.9%

For additional population information visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

Generally moderate climate:
  • Average annual temperature 53.2F
  • January average temperature 44.9F
  • July average temperature 83.4F
  • Average annual rainfall 36.2 inches
  • Average annual snowfall 26.0 inches
There are multiple methods of transportation to and from the City of Waynesboro and surrounding areas.

Three airports serve the area:
Motor Freight
There are about 10 motor freight carriers with distribution facilities in Waynesboro. Approximately 30 motor freight companies serve the area.

The Virginia Inland Port is located in Front Royal off Interstate 81, just 85 miles north of Waynesboro. The International Port Hampton Roads (185 miles) is the largest natural deep water harbor in the world. Richmond's deep water terminal on the James River (90 miles) provides an additional shipping option.

Norfolk Southern Corporation and CSX Transportation Inc. offer freight service in Waynesboro. AMTRAK passenger service is available in Staunton and Charlottesville.

Interstate 64 runs through the southwest section of the city and connects with Interstate 81 just 8 miles north of the city. Two US primary roads, 250 and 340, intersect the city.