Waverly, IA
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Waverly is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 10,066 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waverly is the 39th largest community in Iowa.

Waverly is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Waverly is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waverly who work in office and administrative support (15.05%), sales jobs (10.90%), and teaching (10.57%).

In addition, Waverly is a college town. There are a lot of students in Waverly attending college, and as a result Waverly provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.35 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Waverly is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.65% of adults in Waverly have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Waverly in 2010 was $28,364, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,456 for a family of four. However, Waverly contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Waverly home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waverly residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Waverly include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Waverly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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