Waverly, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waverly, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Waverly had a population of 908 as of July 1, 2016. Waverly ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waverly is located at latitude 39.207 and longitude -93.5181 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waverly (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 817 feet.

The City of Waverly (GNIS ID: 2397227) 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 Township of Middleton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waverly: Middleton, Saint Thomas.

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Waverly, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 908
Population in Households 837
Population in Familes 703
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 720
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 336
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 233 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $83,482
Average Home Value $94,421


Median Household Income $32,637
Average Household Income $47,180
Per Capita Income $18,424
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 0.5%
Households 0.94% 0.35%
Families 1.23% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waverly to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 384 63rd
Population Density1 # 566 45th
Diversity Index2 # 134 87th
Median Household Income # 833 19th
Per Capita Income # 774 25th

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