Waverly, Virginia Population 2024

1,940

Waverly is a city located in Surry County and Sussex County Virginia. Waverly has a 2024 population of 1,940. Waverly is currently declining at a rate of -0.1% annually and its population has decreased by -0.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,946 in 2020.

The average household income in Waverly is $88,696 with a poverty rate of 8.24%. The median age in Waverly is 34.3 years: 30.7 years for males, and 41 years for females.

Waverly Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waverly was:

  • Black or African American: 69.55%
  • White: 25.81%
  • Two or more races: 3.46%
  • Other race: 1.18%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
628.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.31% (-6)
The current population of Waverly, Virginia is 1,940 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,946.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American2,01069.55%
White74625.81%
Two or more races1003.46%
Other race341.18%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waverly Population by Race

Waverly Population Pyramid 2024

Waverly Median Age

34.3

Total

30.7

Male

41

Female

Waverly Adults

There are 2,140 adults, (455 of whom are seniors) in Waverly.

Waverly Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Waverly Sex Ratio

Female1,37447.54%
Male1,51652.46%

Waverly Population by Age

Waverly Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8783.1453.946.1
Non Family3401.1649.450.6
Married3264.4469.630.4
Female1395.2921.678.4
Male732.5565.834.2

4.3

Average Family Size

3.14

Average Household Size

53.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waverly Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade25114.27%
Associates Degree20111.43%
Bachelors Degree21011.94%
Graduate Degree975.51%
High School Graduate61234.79%
Less Than 9th Grade854.83%
Some College30317.23%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waverly Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waverly Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black1,2551,010209
White36231791
Hispanic110647
2+ Races79397
Other Race600

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.14%.

Waverly Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$44,856$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$37,500$47,250$27,596
Less Than 9th Grade$36,286$0$0
Overall$44,250$46,821$35,089
Some College$39,375$35,898$45,457

$44,250

Average Earnings

$46,821

Average Male

$35,089

Average Female

Waverly Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waverly Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waverly Language

93.41% of Waverly residents speak only English, while 6.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.59% of the population.

Waverly Language

Waverly Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,9801346.77%
White5036212.33%
Other3434100%
Hispanic2553413.33%

8.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.13%

Male Poverty Rate

10.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waverly

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waverly is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waverly is Black, with 6.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.16%.

Waverly Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.43%
Some College5.7%
High School4.36%
Bachelors or Greater0.33%

Waverly Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed4.43%
Female Employed4.21%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Waverly Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waverly Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$66,522$101,566
Households$75,000$88,696
Married Families$93,977$-999,999,999
Non Families$46,429$58,706

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waverly Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.9%

Male Marriage Rate

31.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Waverly Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waverly Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Waverly Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waverly Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

257

Number of Veterans

201

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War189
Second Gulf War102
Vietnam17
World War II12
Korea0

Waverly Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54136
65 to 7481
75+17
18 to 3412
55 to 6411

Waverly Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black19913.19%
2+ Races3240.51%
White264.76%

Waverly Veterans by Race

Waverly Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waverly Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Waverly Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waverly Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waverly Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.93%

Born in Waverly

96.47%

Native Born

3.53%

Foreign Born

2.21%

Non Citizen

1.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.47% of Waverly residents were born in the United States, with 80.93% having been born in Virginia. 2.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waverly Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,934-1-0.05%
20281,935-1-0.05%
20271,936-2-0.1%
20261,938-1-0.05%
20251,939-1-0.05%
20241,940-2-0.1%
20231,942271.41%
20221,915-37-1.9%
20211,95260.31%
20201,94650.26%
20191,941-24-1.22%
20181,965-32-1.6%
20171,997-28-1.38%
20162,025-34-1.65%
20152,059-9-0.44%
20142,068-9-0.43%
20132,077-43-2.03%
20122,120-38-1.76%
20112,15840.19%
20102,15400%

Waverly Population by Year