Waterloo, Wisconsin

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Waterloo, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Waterloo Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Waterloo Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Waterloo People in Middle Class or Better
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 13% Waterloo Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Waterloo Walking and Biking to Work
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Waterloo Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Waterloo Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Waterloo, Wisconsin

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Age of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 8
Portion of People Married 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 7
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 7 5
Working at Home 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 6
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Waterloo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles E of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 53594
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.183
Longitude -88.988

Waterloo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Waterloo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,259 100%
Male 1,619 49.7%
Female 1,640 50.3%
Under 18 889 27.3%
18+ 2,370 72.7%
65+ 370 11.4%
Median Age 34.5
Average Family Size 3.1
White 3,072 94.3%
African-American 17 0.5%
Asian 10 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.2%
Other 124 3.8%
Mixed Race 29 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 240 7.4%

Estimated Waterloo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,282
Growth 23
Growth % 0.7%

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 57.6%
Norwegian 10.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Irish 6.1%
US/American 4.2%
English 3.5%
Swiss 2.3%
Polish 1.4%
British 1.3%
Scottish 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
Dutch 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Slavic 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Waterloo 3,259 $56,027
Columbus 4,479 $52,604
Deerfield 1,971 $55,278
Lake Mills 4,843 $54,131
Marshall 3,432 $51,691
Reeseville 703 $44,375
Sun Prairie 20,369 $61,197

Waterloo Public Libraries

Karl Junginger Memorial Library
Waterloo, Wisconsin
(920) 478-3344

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Waterloo High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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