Waverly, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waverly, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Waverly had a population of 2,132 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waverly: Blackwater Depot, Waverly Station.

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


Total Population 2,132
Daytime Population: Workers 893
Daytime Population: Residents 1,203
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,096
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 2,025
Population in Familes 1,650
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density2 691
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $35,841
Average Household Income $45,056
Per Capita Income $19,025


Total Housing Units 954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 492 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 324 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $113,017
Average Home Value $132,739


Total Households 816
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 549
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 -0.11% -0.38%
Households -0.13% -0.37%
Families 0.08% -0.52%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

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, 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 # 262 56th
Population Density # 316 47th
Diversity Index # 151 75th
Median Household Income # 509 14th
Per Capita Income # 536 10th

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