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Waterloo, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Waterloo had a population of 2,229 as of July 1, 2016. Waterloo ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waterloo is located at latitude 41.4319 and longitude -85.0286 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Waterloo (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 906 feet.

The Town of Waterloo (GNIS ID: 2397725) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Waterloo is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waterloo: Waterloo City.

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


Total Population 2,229
Population in Households 2,212
Population in Familes 1,821
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 1,282
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 804
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 578
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 945 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 583 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 222 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $98,780
Average Home Value $172,294


Median Household Income $41,108
Average Household Income $49,676
Per Capita Income $17,787
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% -0.05%
Households -0.1% -0.02%
Families 0.03% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterloo to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 207 70th
Population Density1 # 358 48th
Diversity Index2 # 158 77th
Median Household Income # 515 24th
Per Capita Income # 630 8th

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