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.

Unlike some cities, Waverly isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Waverly are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (13.65%), teaching (10.58%), and sales jobs (9.94%).

Waverly is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Waverly enrolled in college, Waverly has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

One of the benefits of Waverly is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.81 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Waverly citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.65% of adults in Waverly have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Waverly in 2010 was $28,876, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,504 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 German and Spanish.

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