Waterloo, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waterloo, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Waterloo had a population of 910 as of July 1, 2016. Waterloo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waterloo is located at latitude 41.2856 and longitude -96.2851 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Waterloo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The Village of Waterloo (GNIS ID: 2400103) 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 Village of Waterloo is located within Waterloo Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Douglas 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.

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


Total Population 910
Population in Households 910
Population in Familes 756
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,412
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 363
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 246
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 261 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $166,197
Average Home Value $277,195


Median Household Income $57,533
Average Household Income $73,652
Per Capita Income $30,853
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 1.35%
Households 1.2% 1.34%
Families 1.15% 1.35%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
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, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterloo to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska 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 # 126 78th
Population Density1 # 117 80th
Diversity Index2 # 136 76th
Median Household Income # 112 81st
Per Capita Income # 98 83rd

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