Waverly, Ohio

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Waverly is a village in and the county seat of Pike County, Ohio, United States.[1] The population was at 4,433 at the 2000 census. The town was formed in 1829, as the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal along the west bank of the Scioto River brought new growth to the area. In 1861 the county seat was moved here from Piketon.

Waverly is served by the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library. The current Mayor is Dale E. Reed.



Waverly is located at 39°7′34″N 82°58′59″W / 39.12611°N 82.98306°W / 39.12611; -82.98306 (39.126181, -82.983173).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,433 people, 2,028 households, and 1,237 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,131.3 people per square mile (436.6/km²). There were 2,219 housing units at an average density of 566.3/sq mi (218.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.75% White, 1.15% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.02% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 2,028 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the village the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 29.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.

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