Waterloo, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Waterloo, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Waterloo had a population of 948 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.2869 and longitude -96.2856 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.

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Waterloo, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 948
Population in Households 948
Population in Familes 790
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,471
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $65,203
Average Household Income $90,724
Per Capita Income $38,093


Total Housing Units 379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 0.3%)
Median Home Value $214,286
Average Home Value $380,576


Total Households 378
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 255
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.36% 1.3%
Households 1.4% 1.29%
Families 1.31% 1.22%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   4.27%

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, 2018 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 # 122 79th
Population Density # 111 81st
Diversity Index # 137 77th
Median Household Income # 80 86th
Per Capita Income # 28 95th

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