Demographics

Geographic Location

Waverly is located in Northeast Iowa on the banks of the Cedar River approximately 80 miles west of the Mississippi River and 60 miles south of the Iowa/Minnesota border.

Distance To Major Cities

Des Moines, Iowa - 132 miles  
Minneapolis, Minnesota - 223 miles
Chicago, Illinios - 291 miles
Omaha, Nebraska - 264 miles
Kansas City, Missouri - 317 miles

Population

  • 2020 - 10,233
  • 2018 - 10,280
  • 2012 - 10,035
  • 2010 - 9,874
  • 2000 - 8,968
  • 1990 - 8,539
  • 1980 - 8,444
  • 1970 - 7,205

Population by Age

*ESRI 10/14/2020

Housing Overview

2020 Median Home Value          $187,358
2020 Average Home Value         $218,093
2020 Total Housing Units                 4,027
2020 Owner Occupied Units            2,785
2020 Renter Occupied Units              966
2020 Vacant Units                               276

*ESRI 10/14/2020

Average Daily Commute

17 Minutes

*Laborshed Analysis - 2019

Median Household Income

2020 - $71.377
National Median - $62,203

*ESRI 10/14/2020

Average Household Income

2020 - $85,370
National Average - $90,054

*ESRI 10/14/2020

Per Capita Income

2020 - $31,678
National Per Capita - $34,136

*ESRI 10/14/2020

Household Income Distribution

*ESRI 10/14/2020

Education Attainment

Graduate Degree - 15.5%
Bachelor's Degree - 24.6%
Associates Degree - 10.3%
Some College - 20.8%
High School Diploma - 23.7%
GED 2.8%
No High School 1.2%
Some High School 1.1%

*ESRI 10/14/2020

Altitude

915 feet

Climate

Waverly's climate is continental in nature, characterized by four distinct seasons and a rather wide variation in temperature and precipitation.

Average Temperature:

  • Winter - 19.4 degrees F
  • Summer - 70.2 degrees F
  • Average Annual Rainfall - 32.9 inches
  • Average Annual Snowfall - 35.5 inches

For more information on the Waverly Area's demographics, please visit the US Census website City-Data or ESRI.

Welcome to Waverly. Great schools. Diverse housing options. Robust job market. Top-flight indoor rec center. Outdoor recreation adventures of all kinds. Prestigious Wartburg College. And a safe and welcoming community of people who value the good life in a beautiful place.