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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,548
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+3,746
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married40.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13%
Median Earnings25+$32,125
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,144
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,321
% Above Poverty Level86.1%
% Below Poverty Level13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone31%
Median Gross Rent$718
Median House Value$78,900

Ancestry

Irish18.3%
Italian17.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.4%
English13.3%
Dutch4.1%
French Except Basque3.8%
Polish3.7%
Scottish3.1%
German1.5%
Welsh0.9%
Canadian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
African0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
British0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Waterloo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Seneca County
Standard Zip Codes13165
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.9
Approximate Longitude-76.86

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)

StationGENEVA RESEARCH FARM
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp41 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationAUBURN
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationAURORA RESEARCH FARM
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cayuga569$72,500
Geneva13,136$54,890
Phelps6,988$71,774
Seneca Falls8,913$69,868
Union Springs1,090$80,156

Waterloo Public Libraries

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

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Waterloo Public Schools

La Fayette School
71 Inslee St
ZIP: 13165
(315) 539-1530
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Skoi-yase School
65 Fayette St
ZIP: 13165
(315) 539-1520
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Waterloo High School
96 Stark St
ZIP: 13165
(315) 539-1550
High
Total Enrollment 561
Waterloo Middle School
65 Center St
ZIP: 13165
(315) 539-1540
Middle
Total Enrollment 361

Waterloo Private Schools

Fayette Mennonite School
1468 Leader Rd
ZIP: 13165
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
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