Introduction to Waverly, Iowa

Waverly, Iowa is located 17 miles NW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center) and is 156 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota. It is in Bremer County, and has a population of 8,968.

Waverly History

The Winnebago Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the present day City of Waverly. It was first settled by the whites in the 1850s. Frederick Cretzmeyer is said to be the first permanent settler of the area. The city was incorporated on April 25, 1859. It is believed that the city was named after the Waverley novels of Sir Walter Scott. The first school of the area was established in 1854 by Charles Ensign.

Waverly and nearby Attractions

  • Waverly Rail Trail
  • Waverly House
  • Black Hawk Park
  • Waterloo Center for the Arts
  • Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum
  • Airline Amusement Park

Things To Do In Waverly

The Waverly Rail Trail is a scenic bike trail that connects Waverly to Denver. The Waverly Golf Course and Centennial Oaks Golf and Country Club are ideal destinations for the golf lovers. In addition, the city also offers two disc golf courses. Shopping can be enjoyed at the South Side Shopping Center, Willow Lawn Mall, and Village Square Mall. Every year the Bremer County Fair is also organized in the city.

Waverly Transportation

The Eastern Iowa Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Waverly Higher Education

Wartburg College is the local college. Hawkeye Community College and University of Northern Iowa also offer facilities for higher studies.


Total Population 10,013
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,234
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $85,820
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 14.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $622
Median House Value $160,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 13.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Waverly Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 156 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Bremer
Standard Zip Codes 50677
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.725
Longitude -92.475

Waverly Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Waverly, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Artesian (50677)

Bremer (50677)

Horton (50677)

Murphy (50677)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarksville 1,335 $59,318
Denver 1,789 $75,000
Janesville 880 $61,818

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Waverly Public Libraries

Waverly Public Library
Waverly, Iowa
(319) 352-1223

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Waverly High Schools

1405 4TH AVE SW
Serves 759 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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