Waverly, Tennessee

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Waverly is a city in Humphreys County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 4,028 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Humphreys County.[3]



Waverly is located at 36°5′9″N 87°47′13″W / 36.08583°N 87.78694°W / 36.08583; -87.78694 (36.085847, -87.786917).[4] The city is situated in the Trace Creek Valley, just over 10 miles (16 km) east of the creek's confluence with the Kentucky Lake impoundment of the Tennessee River. The low ridges that "wall in" Waverly to the north and south represent the fringe of the western section of the Highland Rim.

Waverly is centered around the junction of U.S. Route 70, which connects the city to Nashville to the east and Memphis to the west, and State Route 13, which connects the city to Hurricane Mills and Interstate 40 to the south and the rural areas around Erin to the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,028 people, 1,716 households, and 1,118 families residing in the city. The population density was 495.7 people per square mile (191.3/km²). There were 1,887 housing units at an average density of 232.2/sq mi (89.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.75% White, 9.51% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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