Waverly, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waverly, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Waverly had a population of 2,169 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 Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waverly is located at latitude 37.034 and longitude -77.0956 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Waverly (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 115 feet.

The Town of Waverly (GNIS ID: 2391473) 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.

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: Blackwater Depot, Waverly Station.

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


Total Population 2,169
Population in Households 2,062
Population in Familes 1,685
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density1 703
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 834
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 562
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 962 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 513 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 321 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $104,018
Average Home Value $124,416


Median Household Income $33,923
Average Household Income $42,633
Per Capita Income $18,136
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% -0.08%
Households 0.19% -0.05%
Families 0.46% -0.11%
Median Household Income   -0.74%
Per Capita Income   -0.31%
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, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waverly to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia 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 # 261 56th
Population Density1 # 316 47th
Diversity Index2 # 147 75th
Median Household Income # 515 13th
Per Capita Income # 545 8th

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