Waverly, Illinois

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Waverly, founded in 1836, is the second largest city in Morgan County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,307 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Statistical Area. The town was named after the Waverley novels of Sir Walter Scott.[3] Waverly is also the home of the Waverly Holiday Tournament, the longest running Class 1A holiday basketball tournament in the state of Illinois, for high school boys' basketball in December every year since 1951.

Waverly
Location of Waverly in Morgan County, Illinois.
Location of Waverly in Morgan County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 39°35′34″N 89°57′9″W / 39.59278°N 89.95250°W / 39.59278; -89.95250Coordinates: 39°35′34″N 89°57′9″W / 39.59278°N 89.95250°W / 39.59278; -89.95250
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMorgan
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorScott Duewer
Area
 • Total1.04 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Land1.04 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
678 ft (207 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,307
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,194
 • Density1,152.51/sq mi (445.10/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
62692
Area code(s)217
FIPS code17-79358
Wikimedia CommonsWaverly, Illinois
Websitewww.waverlyil.com

GeographyEdit

Waverly is located at 39°35′34″N 89°57′9″W / 39.59278°N 89.95250°W / 39.59278; -89.95250 (39.592706, -89.952437).[4]

According to the 2010 census, Waverly has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), all land.[5]

Waverly is the geographical center of the Illinois Community College District #526, which is served by Lincoln Land Community College.

DemographicsEdit

The estimated median household income in 2019: $51,630, $36,111 in 2000. The estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,548, $18,205 in 2000. The estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,532, $56,400 in 2000. The percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.6%. 40.1% of students that attend Waverly Community Schools, CUSD #6, are listed as low income students: students eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches, live in substitute care, or whose families receive public aid.[6]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,124
18901,33719.0%
19001,57317.7%
19101,538−2.2%
19201,510−1.8%
19301,390−7.9%
19401,385−0.4%
19501,330−4.0%
19601,3753.4%
19701,4424.9%
19801,5376.6%
19901,402−8.8%
20001,346−4.0%
20101,307−2.9%
2019 (est.)1,194[2]−8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Town Beginnings · Scott's Waverley Novels and their Midwest Legacy · Under the Banner of Waverley".
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  6. ^ "Illinois Report Card". www.illinoisreportcard.com. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.