Waverly, IA

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2022 Population
10,399
1.18% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.5
0.601% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.75%
6.61% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$78,278
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$211,000
12.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,415
0.857% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Waverly, IA had a population of 10.4k people with a median age of 33.5 and a median household income of $78,278. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Waverly, IA grew from 10,278 to 10,399, a 1.18% increase and its median household income grew from $70,688 to $78,278, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Waverly, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.31%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.73%).

None of the households in Waverly, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Waverly, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Waverly, IA are Wartburg College (398 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Waverly, IA was $211,000, and the homeownership rate was 76.4%.

Most people in Waverly, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Waverly, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Waverly, IA is home to a population of 10.4k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.5% of Waverly, IA residents were born outside of the country (364 people).

In 2022, there were 35.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.33k people) in Waverly, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 265 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 240 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Waverly, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Waverly, IA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Waverly, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.33k ± 124
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    265 ± 86
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    240 ± 121
3.43%
Hispanic Population
357 people

In 2022, there were 35.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.33k people) in Waverly, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 265 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 240 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.43% of the people in Waverly, IA are hispanic (357 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
364 people
3.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
388 people

As of 2022, 3.5% of Waverly, IA residents (364 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Waverly, IA was 3.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    246 ± 90
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    77 ± 59
  3. Korea
    60 ± 39

Waverly, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Waverly, IA employs 5.42k people. The largest industries in Waverly, IA are Educational Services (1,038 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (764 people), and Manufacturing (681 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($85,231), Public Administration ($78,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,513).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.42k
2022 Value
± 487
0.857%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Waverly, IA grew at a rate of 0.857%, from 5.37k employees to 5.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waverly, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (558 people), Management Occupations (550 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (512 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Waverly, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.42k
2022 Value
± 487
0.857%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Waverly, IA grew at a rate of 0.857%, from 5.37k employees to 5.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waverly, IA, are Educational Services (1,038 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (764 people), and Manufacturing (681 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Waverly, IA, though some of these residents may live in Waverly, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,295
Median earning men ± $6,379
$33,902
Median earning women ± $5,784

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($93,750), Other Services Except Public Administration ($88,512), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,214).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($68,611), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Waverly, IA awarded 398 degrees. The student population of Waverly, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 708 male students and 736 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Waverly, IA are White (320 and 87.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18 and 4.95%), Black or African American (11 and 3.02%), and Two or More Races (11 and 3.02%).

The largest universities in Waverly, IA by number of degrees awarded are Wartburg College (398 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Waverly, IA are General Business (76 and 19.1%), General Biological Sciences (31 and 7.79%), and General Psychology (24 and 6.03%).

The median tuition cost in Waverly, IA for private four year colleges is $46,740.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Waverly, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 97.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,444 (49% men and 51% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,444 students enrolled in Waverly, IA, 49% men and 51% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,146 records, of which 53.2% were women and 46.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 76 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Waverly, IA was General Business with 76 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
398 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wartburg College with 398 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 178 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Waverly, IA, which is 0.809 times less than the 220 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 320 degrees mean that there were 17.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($46,740) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,450) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Waverly, IA was $211,000 in 2022, which is 0.748 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $187,200 to $211,000, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Waverly, IA is 76.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Waverly, IA have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Waverly, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Waverly, IA is $78,278. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Waverly, IA was Census Tract 41 with a value of $85,441, followed by Census Tract 42 and Census Tract 40, with respective values of $84,756 and $48,487.

Property

$211,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,954
$2,894
Median Property Taxes
±$260

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Rent vs Own

76.4%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.4% of the housing units in Waverly, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 41
  2. Census Tract 42
  3. Census Tract 40

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Waverly, IA was Census Tract 41 with a value of $85,441, followed by Census Tract 42 and Census Tract 40, with respective values of $84,756 and $48,487.

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Household Income

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$78,278
Median Household Income
± $7,174
3.79k
Number of Households
± 344

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.79k households in Waverly, IA grew to $78,278 from the previous year's value of $70,688.

The following chart displays the households in Waverly, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Waverly, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71%)
  2. Walked (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.8%)

In 2022, 71% of workers in Waverly, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (8.8%).

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Commute Time

15.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waverly, IA have a shorter commute time (15.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Waverly, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Waverly, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Waverly, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.75% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waverly, IA (876 out of 8.99k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Waverly, IA is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.5% of the population of Waverly, IA has health coverage, with 55.3% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bremer County, IA see 1790 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.449% increase from the previous year (1782 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1489 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 589 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,790 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bremer County, IA

Primary care physicians in Bremer County, IA see an average of 1,790 patients per year. This represents a 0.449% increase from the previous year (1,782 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bremer County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 27.9% between 18 and 34 years, 30% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.2% were men and 53.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.48%
Uninsured
55.3%
Employer Coverage
13.5%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.17%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waverly, IA declined by 3.07% from 2.56% to 2.48%.

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