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Waverly, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Waverly had a population of 10,323 as of July 1, 2018. 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 42.7258 and longitude -92.4755 in Bremer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waverly 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.

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Waverly, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,323
Population in Households 8,852
Population in Familes 6,888
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,471
Population Density2 917
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $66,868
Average Household Income $82,940
Per Capita Income $31,638


Total Housing Units 3,962 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,719 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,053 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $180,322
Average Home Value $207,788


Total Households 3,772
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,424
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.54% 0.59%
Households 0.75% 0.66%
Families 0.67% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 2018 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 # 40 96th
Population Density # 351 65th
Diversity Index # 224 78th
Median Household Income # 162 84th
Per Capita Income # 291 71st

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