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Waterloo, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Waterloo is the 6th largest city in Iowa with a population of 70,150 as of July 1, 2016. Waterloo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waterloo is located at latitude 42.4923 and longitude -92.3519 in Black Hawk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waterloo (see map below) encompass a land area of 61.39 sq. miles and a water area of 1.84 sq. miles. Black Hawk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 856 feet.

The City of Waterloo (GNIS ID: 468951) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Waterloo is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Black Hawk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waterloo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Waterloo, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 70,150
Population in Households 69,027
Population in Familes 51,760
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,123
Population Density1 1,143
Diversity Index2 46
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 29,422
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 17,552
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 31,733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,653 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,769 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,311 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $108,720
Average Home Value $132,646
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,705
Average Household Income $55,237
Per Capita Income $23,292
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.39%
Households 0.45% 0.41%
Families 0.29% 0.31%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Waterloo, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterloo to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 100th
Population Density1 # 228 78th
Diversity Index2 # 25 98th
Median Household Income # 886 12th
Per Capita Income # 838 17th

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