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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,049
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+5,194
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married47.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37%
Median Earnings25+$40,955
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,167

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,487
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work14%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32%
Median Gross Rent$611
Median House Value$160,300

Ancestry

German46.4%
Irish12.6%
English10%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10%
Norwegian7.7%
Swedish2.8%
French Except Basque2.2%
Dutch2%
Polish1.9%
Danishn1.2%
African1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Italian1.1%
Czech1.1%
Canadian0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Waverly Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bremer County
Standard Zip Codes50677
Phone Area Codes319
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.72
Approximate Longitude-92.46

Waverly Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTRIPOLI
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp4 to 23 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationWATERLOO MUNICIPAL AP
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip33.1 inches
StationALLISON
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clarksville1,276$59,792
Denver1,814$79,063
Janesville795$80,714
Plainfield505$66,875
Shell Rock1,254$59,464
Tripoli1,316$58,333

Waverly Public Libraries

Waverly Public Library
1500 W BREMER AVE
Waverly, Iowa
(319) 352-1223

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Waverly Hospitals

Waverly Municipal Hospital
(Government - Local)
312 9th Street Sw
(319) 352-4120

Waverly Public Schools

Greenview Alternative School
106 16th St Sw
ZIP: 50677
(319) 352-9273
High
Total Enrollment 29
Margaretta Carey Elementary School
220 9th Ave Nw
ZIP: 50677
(319) 352-2855
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Southeast Elementary School
809 4th St Se
ZIP: 50677
(319) 352-3582
Primary
Total Enrollment 175
Waverly-shell Rock Middle School
501 Heritage Way
ZIP: 50677
(319) 352-3632
Middle
Total Enrollment 674
Waverly-shell Rock Senior High School
1405 4th Ave Sw
ZIP: 50677
(319) 352-2087
High
Total Enrollment 618
West Cedar Elementary School
221 15th St Nw
ZIP: 50677
(319) 352-2754
Primary
Total Enrollment 220

Waverly Private Schools

St Paul's Lutheran School
212 2nd St Nw
ZIP: 50677
Elementary
Total Enrollment 130
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