Waverly, Illinois

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Waverly is a small city in Morgan County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,346 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The two largest events in Waverly each year are the Waverly Holiday Basketball Tournament and the Old Fashioned Picnic. The Holiday Tournament is an invitational tournament held between Christmas and New Years. The Waverly Old Fashioned Picnic is held in late August, and includes music, games, food, carnival rides,the teen dance, the firemen games and most notably the bumpy wagon.[citation needed]

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Geography

Waverly is located at 39°35′34″N 89°57′9″W / 39.59278°N 89.9525°W / 39.59278; -89.9525 (39.592706, -89.952437).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,346 people, 576 households, and 365 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,303.9 people per square mile (504.6/km²). There were 622 housing units at an average density of 602.5/sq mi (233.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.48% White, 0.15% Native American, 0.07% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 576 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.

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