Waverly, Nebraska

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Waverly, Nebraska
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Waverly, seen from the northeast along U.S. Highway 6
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Location of Waverly,
Coordinates: 40°54′52″N96°31′44″W / 40.91444°N 96.52889°W / 40.91444; -96.52889 Coordinates: 40°54′52″N96°31′44″W / 40.91444°N 96.52889°W / 40.91444; -96.52889
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Lancaster
Area
[1]
  Total2.34 sq mi (6.06 km2)
  Land2.34 sq mi (6.06 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,122 ft (342 m)
Population
 (2010) [2]
  Total3,277
  Estimate 
(2017) [3]
3,838
  Density1,640.17/sq mi (633.31/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68462
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-51770
GNIS feature ID0834510 [4]
Website www.citywaverly.com

Waverly is a city in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,227 at the 2010 census.

Lancaster County, Nebraska U.S. county in Nebraska

Lancaster County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 285,407, making it the second-most populous county in Nebraska. Its county seat is Lincoln, the state capital. The county was created in 1859.

Nebraska U.S. state in the United States

Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. It is bordered by South Dakota to the north; Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, both across the Missouri River; Kansas to the south; Colorado to the southwest; and Wyoming to the west. It is the only triply landlocked U.S. state.

Lincoln, Nebraska State capital city in Nebraska, United States

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. The city covers 96.194 square miles (249.141 km2) with a population of 287,401 in 2018. It is the second-most populous city in Nebraska and the 70th-largest in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially-larger metropolitan area in the southeastern part of the state called the Lincoln Metropolitan and Lincoln-Beatrice Combined Statistical Areas. The statistical area is home to 356,083 people, making it the 105th-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

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History

Waverly was platted in 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point. [5] It was named after Walter Scott's 1814 historical novel Waverley ; several of the city's street names were taken from the novel as well. [6] Waverly was incorporated as a village in 1885. [7] From 1921 to 1966 Waverly consolidated its school district with several surrounding school districts, allowing for the school system in Waverly to grow. [7]

Plat map showing a piece of land, drawn to scale, with details such as nearby properties, boundaries, land size, flood zones, the surrounding neighborhood, easements, and monuments

In the United States, a plat is a map, drawn to scale, showing the divisions of a piece of land. United States General Land Office surveyors drafted township plats of Public Lands Surveys to show the distance and bearing between section corners, sometimes including topographic or vegetation information. City, town or village plats show subdivisions into blocks with streets and alleys. Further refinement often splits blocks into individual lots, usually for the purpose of selling the described lots; this has become known as subdivision.

Walter Scott 18th/19th-century Scottish historical novelist, poet and playwright

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

<i>Waverley</i> (novel) novel by Walter Scott

Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832). Published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, it is often regarded as one of the first historical novels in the Western tradition.

Geography

Waverly is located at 40°54′52″N96°31′44″W / 40.91444°N 96.52889°W / 40.91444; -96.52889 (40.914371, -96.528969). [8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.35 square miles (6.09 km2), all of it land. [9]

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.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880 132
1890 490271.2%
1900 266−45.7%
1910 29711.7%
1920 33412.5%
1930 315−5.7%
1940 306−2.9%
1950 3101.3%
1960 51164.8%
1970 1,152125.4%
1980 1,72649.8%
1990 1,8698.3%
2000 2,44831.0%
2010 3,27733.9%
Est. 20173,838 [3] 17.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [10]
2013 Estimate [11]

2010 census

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 3,277 people, 1,113 households, and 903 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,394.5 inhabitants per square mile (538.4/km2). There were 1,152 housing units at an average density of 490.2 per square mile (189.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% 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 traditional culture, business, supplies, 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 practices.

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

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area, or exceptionally 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 1,113 households of which 49.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.9% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.24.

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

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a culturally recognised union between people, called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. 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. Over time, it has expanded and also constricted who and what is encompassed. Typically, it is 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. Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that "Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses."

The median age in the city was 32.8 years. 33.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.2% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 9.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,448 people, 838 households, and 670 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,621.9 people per square mile (1,016.3/km²). There were 860 housing units at an average density of 921.1 per square mile (357.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.00% White, 0.12% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 838 households out of which 47.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city, the population was spread out with 32.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $52,454, and the median income for a family was $56,875. Males had a median income of $36,960 versus $25,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,009. About 3.2% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

District 145: Evelyn Hamlow Elementary School; pre-school-2nd grade: Waverly Intermediate School-{W.I.S}; 3rd-5th grade: Waverly Middle School; 6th-8th grade: Waverly High School

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