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The City of Waverly had a population of 10,246 as of July 1, 2016. Waverly ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waverly is located at latitude 42.722 and longitude -92.4695 in Bremer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waverly (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.5 sq. miles. Bremer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 915 feet.

The City of Waverly (GNIS ID: 468955) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Waverly is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Bremer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waverly population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Waverly, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,246
Population in Households 8,665
Population in Familes 6,813
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,581
Population Density1 910
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 3,704
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,387
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,657 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,047 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 216 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $164,989
Average Home Value $195,918


Median Household Income $60,365
Average Household Income $76,166
Per Capita Income $28,975
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.75%
Households 0.7% 0.9%
Families 0.64% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Waverly, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waverly to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 39 96th
Population Density1 # 354 65th
Diversity Index2 # 237 77th
Median Household Income # 217 79th
Per Capita Income # 335 67th

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