Waterloo, NY

Waterloo profile

Living in Waterloo

Waterloo is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,810 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Waterloo is the 337th largest community in New York. Waterloo has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Waterloo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Waterloo is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterloo who work in sales jobs (10.75%), office and administrative support (9.53%), and teaching (6.89%).

Also of interest is that Waterloo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The citizens of Waterloo are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.69% of adults in Waterloo having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Waterloo in 2018 was $30,224, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,896 for a family of four. However, Waterloo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, German, Italian, English, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Waterloo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and German/Yiddish.