Waverly, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waverly, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Waverly had a population of 3,686 as of July 1, 2016. Waverly ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waverly is located at latitude 40.911 and longitude -96.5341 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waverly (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The City of Waverly (GNIS ID: 2397229) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. 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 Waverly Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lancaster 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, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,686
Population in Households 3,633
Population in Familes 3,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density1 1,575
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,249
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 986
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 964 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 285 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $169,126
Average Home Value $196,729


Median Household Income $72,047
Average Household Income $87,539
Per Capita Income $31,406
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.9% 1.89%
Households 1.86% 1.85%
Families 1.42% 1.78%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
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, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waverly to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska 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 # 42 93rd
Population Density1 # 90 85th
Diversity Index2 # 436 25th
Median Household Income # 29 95th
Per Capita Income # 75 87th

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