Waterloo, IA

Waterloo profile

Living in Waterloo

Waterloo is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 67,328 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Waterloo is the fifth largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Waterloo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waterloo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterloo who work in office and administrative support (10.34%), sales jobs (10.03%), and food service (6.67%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Waterloo spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.11 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Waterloo citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.39% of adults in Waterloo have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waterloo in 2018 was $27,637, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,548 for a family of four. However, Waterloo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waterloo is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waterloo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waterloo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Waterloo include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Yugoslavian.

The most common language spoken in Waterloo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.