Waverly, Minnesota

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Waverly
City Offices Waverly, Minnesota.jpg
Waverly City Offices
Motto(s): 
A rich past and a bright tomorrow [1]
Wright County Minnesota Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Waverly Highlighted.svg
Location of the city of Waverly
within Wright County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°4′3″N93°58′4″W / 45.06750°N 93.96778°W / 45.06750; -93.96778
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wright
Area
[2]
  Total2.63 sq mi (6.81 km2)
  Land1.75 sq mi (4.54 km2)
  Water0.88 sq mi (2.27 km2)
Elevation
1,007 ft (307 m)
Population
 (2010) [3]
  Total1,357
  Estimate 
(2017) [4]
1,450
  Density827.63/sq mi (319.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55390
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-68764 [5]
GNIS feature ID0653859 [6]
Website www.waverlymn.org

Waverly is a city in Wright County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,357 at the 2010 census. [7]

Wright County, Minnesota County in the United States

Wright County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 124,700. Its county seat is Buffalo. The county was founded in 1855.

Minnesota State of the United States of America

Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord.

2010 United States Census 23rd national census of the United States, taken in 2010

The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.

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History

The name of the original settlement was Waverly Mills, [1] given its name after a community in Waverly, New York, [8] 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. [1] 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. [1] 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. [9] 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. [8] The community's name was changed in 1899, this time to simply Waverly. [1] The Waverly Village Hall, built in 1939, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [10]

Waverly, Tioga County, New York Village in New York, United States

Waverly is the largest village in Tioga County, New York, United States. It is located southeast of Elmira in the Southern Tier region. This village was incorporated as the southwest part of the town of Barton in 1854. The village name is attributed to Joseph "Uncle Joe" Hallett, founder of its first Fire Department and pillar of the community, who conceived the name by dropping the 2nd "e" from the name of his favorite author's novel, Waverley by Sir Walter Scott. The former village hall is listed on the National Historic Places list.

Not to be confused with the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad.

Waverly Village Hall (Waverly, Minnesota) municipal event hall in Waverly, Minnesota, United States, built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1939 to 1940

Waverly Village Hall is a municipal event hall in Waverly, Minnesota, United States, built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1939 to 1940. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 for its local significance in the themes of architecture, entertainment/recreation, and government/politics. It was nominated as a representative of the civic facilities made possible with New Deal federal assistance, as well as for its Moderne architecture and role as a community event space.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.55 square miles (6.60 km2); 1.69 square miles (4.38 km2) is land and 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2) is water. [11]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

U.S. Highway 12 serves as a main route in the community.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880 124
1890 370198.4%
1900 54246.5%
1910 460−15.1%
1920 418−9.1%
1930 4589.6%
1940 4580.0%
1950 4937.6%
1960 57416.4%
1970 573−0.2%
1980 470−18.0%
1990 60027.7%
2000 73222.0%
2010 1,35785.4%
Est. 20171,450 [4] 6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [12]

2010 census

As of the census [3] 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.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. This term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

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.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between two people, also called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

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.

2000 census

As of the census [5] 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.

Notable People

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. [13]

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Coordinates: 45°04′00″N93°57′59″W / 45.06667°N 93.96639°W / 45.06667; -93.96639