Waterloo, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waterloo, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Waterloo had a population of 966 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Waterloo, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 966
Daytime Population: Workers 429
Daytime Population: Residents 488
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 917
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 966
Population in Familes 800
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,499
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $61,646
Average Household Income $82,275
Per Capita Income $34,530


Total Housing Units 406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 283 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $197,756
Average Home Value $336,484


Total Households 385
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.81% 1.64%
Households 1.85% 1.66%
Families 1.71% 1.5%
Median Household Income   4.11%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

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, 2017 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 # 120 80th
Population Density # 104 82nd
Diversity Index # 134 77th
Median Household Income # 106 82nd
Per Capita Income # 54 91st

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