Waverly City Offices
|Motto(s): A rich past and a bright tomorrow |
Location of the city of Waverly
within Wright County, Minnesota
|• Total||2.55 sq mi (6.60 km2)|
|• Land||1.69 sq mi (4.38 km2)|
|• Water||0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)|
|Elevation||1,007 ft (307 m)|
|• Estimate (2017)||1,450|
|• Density||530/sq mi (210/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0653859|
The name of the original settlement was Waverly Mills, given its name after a community in Waverly, New York, the former home of one of the partners. It was constructed by a surveyor and his partners. They constructed a dam, a saw mill, and a grist mill in 1865 at the outlet of Little Waverly Lake. Waverly Mills managed to survive a rough start with a bank panic, financial crash, and subsequent grasshopper infestations. The saw and grist milling industry helped establish a store, post office, and a log church with a cemetery. The village of Waverly gained the Waverly Station in 1869 when the Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad was extended to that point in Wright County. A post office has been in operation at Waverly since 1869 as well. Waverly Mills began to be incorporated in 1881, although the process remained under township jurisdiction for approximately ten additional years, during which time complete severance from the township was achieved. The community's name was changed in 1899, this time to simply Waverly. The Waverly Village Hall, built in 1939, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
U.S. Highway 12 serves as a main route in the community.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,357 people, 520 households, and 357 families residing in the city. The population density was 803.0 inhabitants per square mile (310.0/km2). There were 603 housing units at an average density of 356.8 per square mile (137.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.
There were 520 households of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.03.
The median age in the city was 31.6 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 37.6% were from 25 to 44; 20.1% were from 45 to 64; and 8.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.7% male and 46.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 732 people, 284 households, and 197 families residing in the city. The population density was 879.9 people per square mile (340.5/km²). There were 332 housing units at an average density of 399.1 per square mile (154.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.18% White, 0.14% African American, 0.27% Asian, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.
There were 284 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the city, the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $52,000, and the median income for a family was $57,750. Males had a median income of $39,917 versus $25,815 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,552. About 1.1% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.
- Hubert Humphrey (1911–1978), American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States from 1965 to 1969. Humphrey twice served as a U.S. Senator, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964, and 1971 to 1978. In 1958 Humphrey and his wife Muriel built a lakefront home in Waverly; it served as his primary residence for the rest of his life, and he died there in 1978. Waverly's elementary school is named after Vice President Humphrey.
- Reuben Soderstrom (1888–1970), American labor leader who served as President of the Illinois State Federation of Labor and Illinois AFL-CIO from 1930 to 1970. Soderstrom was born to Swedish immigrants on a small farm west of Waverly, Minnesota.
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