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Waverly, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Waverly had a population of 1,257 as of July 1, 2017. Waverly ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waverly is located at latitude 39.5926 and longitude -89.9523 in Morgan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waverly (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Morgan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

The City of Waverly (GNIS ID: 2397225) 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 Number 2 Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Morgan 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, 2017.

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Waverly, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,257
Daytime Population: Workers 309
Daytime Population: Residents 693
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,002
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 1,257
Population in Familes 993
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,217
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $45,383
Average Household Income $59,135
Per Capita Income $24,845


Total Housing Units 600 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 418 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $79,952
Average Home Value $97,608


Total Households 544
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 348
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.54% -0.4%
Households -0.5% -0.41%
Families 0.08% -0.58%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Waverly, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waverly to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 639 53rd
Population Density # 628 54th
Diversity Index # 1314 4th
Median Household Income # 988 28th
Per Capita Income # 868 37th

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