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Waverly, Nebraska
City
Waverly, seen from the northeast along U.S. Highway 6
Waverly, seen from the northeast along U.S. Highway 6
Location of Waverly,
Location of Waverly,
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Lancaster
Area
 • Total 2.35 sq mi (6.09 km2)
 • Land 2.35 sq mi (6.09 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,122 ft (342 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,277
 • Estimate (2013) 3,634
 • Density 1,394.5/sq mi (538.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68462
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-51770
GNIS feature ID 0834510
Website www.citywaverly.com

Waverly is a city in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,227 at the 2010 census.

History

Waverly was platted in 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named after Walter Scott's 1814 historical novel Waverley; several of the city's street names were taken from the novel as well.

Geography

Waverly is located at 40°54′52″N 96°31′44″W / 40.91444°N 96.52889°W / 40.91444; -96.52889 (40.914371, -96.528969).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.35 square miles (6.09 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 132
1890 490 271.2%
1900 266 −45.7%
1910 297 11.7%
1920 334 12.5%
1930 315 −5.7%
1940 306 −2.9%
1950 310 1.3%
1960 511 64.8%
1970 1,152 125.4%
1980 1,726 49.8%
1990 1,869 8.3%
2000 2,448 31.0%
2010 3,277 33.9%
Est. 2015 3,739 14.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,277 people, 1,113 households, and 903 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,394.5 inhabitants per square mile (538.4/km2). There were 1,152 housing units at an average density of 490.2 per square mile (189.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 1,113 households of which 49.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.9% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the city was 32.8 years. 33.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.2% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 9.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,448 people, 838 households, and 670 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,621.9 people per square mile (1,016.3/km²). There were 860 housing units at an average density of 921.1 per square mile (357.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.00% White, 0.12% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 838 households out of which 47.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city, the population was spread out with 32.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $52,454, and the median income for a family was $56,875. Males had a median income of $36,960 versus $25,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,009. About 3.2% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.


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