Waverly, Iowa Population 2021

10,308
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Waverly is a city located in Bremer County Iowa. It is also the county seat of Bremer County. With a 2020 population of 10,308, it is the 38th largest city in Iowa and the 3029th largest city in the United States . Waverly is currently growing at a rate of 0.54% annually and its population has increased by 4.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,874 in 2010. Waverly reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 12 miles, Waverly has a population density of 915 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waverly is $76,306 with a poverty rate of 9.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $715 per month, and the median house value is $173,700. The median age in Waverly is 36.9 years, 33.4 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Waverly Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waverlywas:

  • White: 92.07%
  • Asian: 2.24%
  • Black or African American: 2.03%
  • Two or more races: 2.02%
  • Native American: 0.91%
  • Other race: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Waverly, Iowa is 10,308 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,198.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,874.

Waverly, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,29492.07%
Asian2262.24%
Black or African American2052.03%
Two or More Races2042.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native920.91%
Some Other Race600.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.13%
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Waverly Population by Race

Waverly Population Pyramid $2021

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Waverly Median Age

36.9


Total

33.4


Male

38.6


Female

Waverly Adults

There are 8,047 adults, (1,994 of whom are seniors) in Waverly.

Waverly Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Waverly Sex Ratio

Female

5,189

51.41%

Male

4,905

48.59%

Waverly Population by Age

Waverly Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waverly Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female55.3%44.7%
Non Family58.3%41.7%
Male59.4%40.6%
All77.7%22.3%
Married93.6%6.4%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waverly Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6602.3877.7
Married2,0322.8493.6
Non Family1,1881.3858.3
Female2532.5355.3
Male1873.6559.4

2.81

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Waverly Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade801.32%
9th to 12th Grade1011.67%
High School Graduate1,68827.94%
Some College1,21520.11%
Associates Degree5669.37%
Bachelors Degree1,40323.22%
Graduate Degree98916.37%
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Waverly Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waverly Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,7565,6042,313
Asian12512579
Hispanic6645
2+ Races6060
Black3325
Other Race21
Native American1818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.20%.

Waverly Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,802$55,049$33,732
Less Than 9th Grade$8,906$$11,125
High School Graduate$30,706$46,250$20,469
Some College$40,905$51,392$34,531
Bachelors Degree$52,353$71,285$35,551
Graduate Degree$60,586$78,047$56,591

$43,802

Average Earnings

$55,049

Average Male

$33,732

Average Female

Waverly Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waverly Language by Age

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Waverly Language

96.06% of Waverly residents speak only English, while 3.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.39% of the population.

Waverly Language

Waverly Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,1396928.50%
Multiple1576642.04%
Black613557.38%

9.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.84%

Male Poverty Rate

11.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waverly

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waverly is Black, with 57.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waverly is White, with 8.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.83%.

Waverly Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.20%
High School5.96%
Some College5.41%
Bachelors or Greater2.03%

Waverly Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.96%
Male Unemployed34.00%
Female Employed9.20%
Male Employed7.43%

Waverly Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waverly Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,949$76,306
Families$82,100$93,274
Married Families$90,667-
Non Families$28,239$39,270
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Income by Household Type

Waverly Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Waverly Married by Age and Sex

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Waverly Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Waverly Marital Status by Race

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Waverly Marital Status

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524

Number of Veterans

493

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam173
Korea93
First Gulf War65
Second Gulf War51
World War II40

Waverly Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+226
65 to 74132
35 to 5484
55 to 6464
18 to 3418

Waverly Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4926.57%
2+ Races2318.11%
Black95.03%

Waverly Veterans by Race

Waverly Veterans by Education

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2.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waverly Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Waverly Employment by Age

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Waverly Employment by Race

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Waverly Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.82%

Born in Waverly

97.35%

Native Born

2.65%

Foreign Born

1.49%

Non Citizen

1.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.35% of Waverly residents were born in the United States, with 75.82% having been born in Iowa. 1.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Waverly Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,308550.54%
202010,253550.54%
201910,198550.54%
201810,143500.50%
201710,093370.37%
201610,056220.22%
201510,034240.24%
201410,010-19-0.19%
201310,029310.31%
20129,998240.24%
20119,974920.93%
20109,8829140.98%
20008,9684290.49%
19908,539950.11%
19808,4441,2391.60%
19707,2058481.26%
19606,3571,2332.18%
19505,1249682.12%
19404,1565041.30%
19303,6523000.86%
19203,3521470.45%
19103,205280.09%
19003,1770.00%

Waverly Population by Year