Waterloo, Indiana

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Waterloo, Indiana

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High Points

Waterloo strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 18% Waterloo Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Waterloo, Indiana

Comparing Waterloo to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Racial Diversity 5 7
Senior Citizens 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
Median Family Income 7 7
People Above Poverty 5 3
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Working at Home 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Affordability of Rents 5 6
People Living Alone 4 4
Housing Recently Built 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 3 4
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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Waterloo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles N of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles W of Toledo, Ohio
County De Kalb
Metro Area Fort Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 46793
Phone Area Codes 260
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.42
Longitude -85.02

Waterloo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AUBURN 2 SSE
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
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Waterloo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,200 100%
Male 1,134 51.5%
Female 1,066 48.5%
Under 18 668 30.4%
18+ 1,532 69.6%
65+ 185 8.4%
Median Age 30.6
Average Family Size 3.1
White 2,101 95.5%
African-American 5 0.2%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.5%
Other 62 2.8%
Mixed Race 18 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 81 3.7%

Estimated Waterloo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,198
Growth -2
Growth % -0.1%

Waterloo Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 34.3%
US/American 25.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
English 8.7%
Irish 6.2%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Italian 2.1%
Dutch 2%
Polish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
European 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
British 0.5%
Bulgarian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Waterloo, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sedan (46793)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Waterloo 2,200 $45,625
Ashley 1,010 $42,841
Auburn 12,074 $52,687
Butler 2,725 $42,188
Corunna 254 $49,688
Hudson 596 $44,792

Waterloo Public Libraries

Waterloo-grant Twp Pl
Waterloo, Indiana
(260) 837-4491
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Waterloo High Schools (2004)

3424 CR 427
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,222 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

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