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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Waverly is a town in Michigan with a population of 24,589. Waverly is in Eaton County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Waverly offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Waverly there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Waverly and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Waverly are above average.
About Waverly...
Population
24,589

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$872
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Waverly Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Waverly

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,279
National
$55,322
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All these reviews are old, I grew up in Waverly and it has gone way down hill over the last 10 years. Waverly schools is poor, test schools are very low, would not think of sending my kids to Waverly or any Lansing school. Have to go to Dewitt or East Lansing or Okemos better schools. Crime is on the rise, always hear about a shooting or robbery weekly. The mall in Lansing is almost empty same with the meridian mall in okemos mall is empty. Depressing area with many vacant store fronts. Waverly is a blue collar town, average family income is low. A city overall on the decline.
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Where I used to live had a great community and school atmosphere. the local school system was based right in the center of the community and it always brought everyone in the community together. The community also is not that far from the main strip of town where the mall, restaurants, and local businesses are located. I would live in a community like this once I developed a family because it is a great area to raise kids. I would rank this in the middle of this compared to other communities in the country It's not the best of the best when it comes to communities, but its a great place to start and raise a family.
We have a lot "only one/two in the state" locations of restaurants. Such as Cheddars, Tom and Chee and Houlihans. We also have local greats like Golden Harvest and Meat. We have lots of great local restaurants who are able to get food from various parts of MIchigan. We have a good mix of both mom-and-pops and big companies. We have a wide range of big company such as Walmart, Meijers, Target, Krogers, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Sam's Club, Whole Foods and Gordon's. We also have a Michigan specialty corner store, Quality Dairy, which contains a variety Michigan made products.