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Overview

Introduction to Waterloo, New York

Waterloo, New York, in Seneca County, is 37 miles W of Syracuse, New York and 102 miles E of Buffalo, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 5,111 people lived in Waterloo.

Waterloo History

Jabez Gorham became the first European in the area when he arrived sometime around 1795. Iroquois Native Americans once inhabited this area, but most relocated after the Sullivan Expedition of 1779. Waterloo was first incorporated as a village in 1824, then reincorporated in 1866.

Waterloo and nearby Attractions

  • Arcadia Historical Museum
  • Harriet Tubman Home
  • Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
  • Seneca Park Zoo
  • Women's Rights National Historic Park

Things To Do In Waterloo

The Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum has many horse-drawn vehicles from the 19th century on display. The Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park offers boating and fishing opportunities to visitors, while the Cayuga Lake State Park has picnic areas and a playground, along with fishing and boating opportunities. The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge is spread out over 7,000 acres and contains a 2-mile walking trail, a 3.5-mile scenic drive, observation towers and a visitor center.

Waterloo Transportation

Syracuse Hancock International is the closest major airport.

Waterloo Higher Education

Finger Lakes Community College, Cornell University, Ithaca College and Onondaga Community College are some of the colleges and universities accessible from Waterloo.

People

Total Population 7,568
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,580
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 41.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,191
% Above Poverty Level 85.1%
% Below Poverty Level 14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $680
Median House Value $78,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14%
US/American 0%
English 13.4%
Irish 19.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Waterloo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles W of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Seneca
Standard Zip Codes 13165
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.904
Longitude -76.863

Waterloo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GENEVA RESEARCH FARM
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station AUBURN
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Station AURORA RESEARCH FARM
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Junius (13165)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cayuga 545 $68,214
Geneva 13,157 $55,025
Lyons 5,583 $58,060
Phelps 7,000 $75,588
Seneca Falls 8,950 $63,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Waterloo Public Libraries

Library
Waterloo Library And Historical Society
31 EAST WILLIAMS STREET
Waterloo, New York
(315) 539-3313
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Waterloo High Schools

WATERLOO HS
65 CENTER ST
315-539-1550
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 585 students.

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