Waterloo, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 67,587 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 32,725  (48.4%)
Females: 34,862  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50701.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,346 (it was $34,092 in 2000)
Waterloo:

$42,346
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,551 (it was $18,558 in 2000)

Waterloo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $125,200 (it was $63,800 in 2000)
Waterloo:

$125,200
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $148,590; detached houses: $153,090; townhouses or other attached units: $133,424; in 2-unit structures: $94,699; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $41,076; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,192; mobile homes: $29,268

Median gross rent in 2017: $715.

March 2019 cost of living index in Waterloo: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.0%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.7% for Black residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.2% for American Indian residents, 47.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 6.1% for other race residents, 30.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Waterloo, IA (2017)
    • 49,66171.7%White alone
    • 11,04216.0%Black alone
    • 4,5716.6%Hispanic
    • 2,0833.0%Two or more races
    • 1,6162.3%Asian alone
    • 6250.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 2100.3%American Indian alone
    • 660.10%Other race alone

Races in Waterloo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 292 registered sex offenders living in Waterloo, Iowa as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Waterloo is 236 to 1.


Crime rates in Waterloo by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.5)
1
(1.5)
4
(6.1)
2
(3.0)
2
(3.0)
3
(4.5)
3
(4.4)
4
(5.8)
6
(8.8)
4
(5.9)
3
(4.4)
5
(7.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
36
(53.7)
41
(61.3)
53
(80.8)
43
(65.1)
30
(45.2)
33
(49.1)
52
(75.6)
64
(92.9)
84
(122.9)
60
(87.8)
56
(81.8)
34
(50.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
80
(119.3)
83
(124.2)
74
(112.8)
112
(169.4)
140
(210.7)
70
(104.2)
60
(87.3)
69
(100.1)
65
(95.1)
54
(79.0)
61
(89.1)
53
(78.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
243
(362.5)
217
(324.7)
302
(460.3)
353
(534.1)
427
(642.7)
329
(489.6)
242
(351.9)
333
(483.2)
498
(728.5)
542
(792.9)
387
(565.2)
249
(367.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
825
(1,231)
907
(1,357)
952
(1,451)
779
(1,179)
787
(1,185)
812
(1,208)
673
(978.7)
828
(1,201)
795
(1,163)
779
(1,140)
614
(896.7)
532
(784.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,242
(3,344)
2,035
(3,045)
2,072
(3,158)
1,874
(2,835)
1,761
(2,651)
1,635
(2,433)
1,401
(2,037)
1,590
(2,307)
1,755
(2,567)
1,396
(2,042)
1,368
(1,998)
1,253
(1,847)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
184
(274.5)
115
(172.1)
164
(250.0)
171
(258.7)
146
(219.8)
111
(165.2)
85
(123.6)
96
(139.3)
123
(179.9)
128
(187.3)
138
(201.5)
142
(209.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
21
(31.3)
39
(58.4)
29
(44.2)
38
(57.5)
29
(43.7)
33
(49.1)
40
(58.2)
26
(37.7)
30
(43.9)
36
(52.7)
24
(35.1)
19
(28.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)396.1384.8450.6432.3440.4372.5325.7400.1488.6440.7372.8297.1

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Crime rate in Waterloo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 131 (122 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Iowa average:

1.63
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Ancestries: German (23.8%), American (12.6%), Yugoslavian (5.2%), Irish (4.6%), English (3.8%), Norwegian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/1/1868

Elevation: 846 feet

Land area: 60.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,113 people per square mile   (low).

Waterloo, Iowa map

5,446 residents are foreign born (3.0% Europe, 2.2% Latin America, 0.9% Africa, 0.9% Asia).

This city:

8.0%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,229 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,279 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (155.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (243.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Evansdale, IA (1.9 miles ),
Elk Run Heights, IA (2.2 miles ),
Cedar Falls, IA (2.4 miles ),
Raymond, IA (2.6 miles ),
Washburn, IA (2.6 miles ),
Hudson, IA (2.8 miles ),
Gilbertville, IA (2.9 miles ),
Dunkerton, IA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 42.49 N, Longitude: 92.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +13,497 (+20.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 23,682 (71.7%)

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Waterloo, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Waterloo, IA in 2017

Property values in Waterloo, IA

Waterloo satellite photo by USGS

Waterloo tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 49 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 1998: 44 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 1999: 53 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2000: 89 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2001: 51 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2002: 57 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2003: 80 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2004: 136 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2005: 103 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2006: 90 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2007: 66 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2008: 53 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2009: 52 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2010: 45 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2011: 57 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2012: 69 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2013: 85 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2014: 79 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2015: 84 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2016: 88 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2017: 49 buildings, average cost: $206,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Waterloo, IA residents
Average permit cost in Waterloo, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

2.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Waterloo, IA
Historical housing units in Waterloo, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,933 (+2.9%).
Most common industries in Waterloo, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Machinery (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Food (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (10.8%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Food (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Waterloo, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)

Average climate in Waterloo, Iowa

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Waterloo, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.6. This is about average.

City:

70.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Waterloo-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the Waterloo city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/25/2008, a category F5 tornado 27.5 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 70 people and caused $100 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waterloo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 364.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 345.3 miles away from Waterloo center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 191.0 miles away from Waterloo center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 286.3 miles away from Waterloo center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 393.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 364.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Black Hawk County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waterloo topographic map

Hospitals in Waterloo:

  • ALLEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1825 LOGAN AVENUE)
  • BEACON OF HOPE HOSPICE (1318 RAVENWOOD)
  • CEDAR VALLEY HOSPICE (2101 KIMBALL AVENUE SUITE 104 PO BOX 2880)
  • COUNTRY LANE GROUP HOME (2266 COUNTRY LANE)
  • COVENANT MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 3421 WEST NINTH STREET)
  • COVENANT MEDICAL CENTER-SCHOITZ (provides emergency services, RIDGEWAY + KIMBALL AVES)
  • IOWA HOSPICE LLC (3835 WEST 9TH STREET)
  • SOUTH HILL GROUP HOME (1100 SOUTH HILL DRIVE)

Nursing Homes in Waterloo:

  • BLACKHAWK CO HEALTH CTR (1407 INDEPENDENCE AVE)
  • COUNTRY VIEW (1410 WEST DUNKERTON ROAD)
  • FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE RETIREMENT (600 PARK LANE)
  • HARMONY HOUSE HEALTH CARE CENT (2950 WEST SHAULIS ROAD)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES (201 WEST RIDGEWAY AVENUE)
  • PARKVIEW NURSING AND REHAB CENTE (310 UPLAND DRIVE)
  • RAVENWOOD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (2651 ST FRANCIS DRIVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Waterloo:

  • BLACK HAWK DIALYSIS (3421 W 9TH ST)

Home Health Centers in Waterloo:

  • ALLEN HOME HEALTH SERVICES (1825 LOGAN AVENUE)
  • COVENANT HOME HEALTH (3421 WEST NINTH STREET)
  • WATERLOO VISITING NURSING ASSOCIATION (2530 UNIVERSITY AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Waterloo:

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Colleges/Universities in Waterloo:

  • Hawkeye Community College (Full-time enrollment: 7,160; Location: 1501 E Orange Rd; Public; Website: www.hawkeyecollege.edu)
  • Allen College (Full-time enrollment: 469; Location: 1990 Heath St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.allencollege.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • College of Hair Design (Full-time enrollment: 45; Location: 722 Water St, Ste 201; Private, for-profit; Website: CHD.net)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Waterloo:

  • University of Northern Iowa (about 6 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; Full-time enrollment: 10,816)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 37 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 54 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 54 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 61 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Luther College (about 64 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • University of Iowa (about 71 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)

Public high schools in Waterloo:

  • EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 214 HIGH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 425 E RIDGEWAY AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • EXPO ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER (Location: 1410 INDEPENDENCE AVE, Grades: 6-12)

Private high schools in Waterloo:

  • COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 293, Location: 3231 W 9TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • WATERLOO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 142, Location: 1307 W RIDGEWAY AVE, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Waterloo:

  • HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 669, Location: 630 HILLCREST RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • KITTRELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 497, Location: 1304 OREGON ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • LOU HENRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 413, Location: 312 RACHAEL ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • ORANGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 393, Location: 5805 KIMBALL AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • CUNNINGHAM SCHOOL (Students: 338, Location: 1224 MOBILE ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • IRVING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1115 W. 5TH STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER ACADEMY (Location: 1505 LOGAN AVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • KINGSLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 201 SUNSET RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 302 CEDAR BEND ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • LOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1628 WASHINGTON ST, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Waterloo:

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Library in Waterloo:

  • WATERLOO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,201,883; Location: 415 COMMERCIAL ST; 170,343 books; 12,461 audio materials; 9,008 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 314 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Add: Valley Lutheran High School to the private listing for high schools. Students: 20
  • Private primary/middle schools in Waterloo: ST EDWARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 456; Location: 139 E MITCHELL AVE; Grades: PK - 8) SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 620 WEST 5TH ST; Grades: PK - 8) BLESSED SACRAMENT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 248; Location: 600 STEPHAN AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8) IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 207 FRANKLIN STREET; Grades: PK - 8) QUEEN OF PEACE SCHOOL(Students: 165; Location: 127 EAST PARKER; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KWWF Channel 22 Waterloo,Iowa Owner: Equity Broadcasting Corporation
  • Lincoln Elementary has almost 490 students, making it the largest elementary in the district I believe. This area of your site, as well as the student counts for East, West, and Expo could use updating for accuracy. This is an important consideration for relocation, as I'm sure you know. Thanks! added by HS

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Waterloo: Straub Field (A), Red Carpet Golf Course (B), Gates Park Golf Course (C), Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course (D), Sunnyside Golf Course (E), Evansdale (F), Sunnyside Country Club (G), Waterloo (H), Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area (I), Lost Island Adventure Park (J), South Hills Golf Course (K), Hawkeye Community College Library (L), Grundy Hall (M), Waterloo Residential Correctional Facility - Women's Facility (N), Waterloo Residential Correctional Facility - Men's Facility (O), Fayette Hall (P), Tama Hall (Q), Butler Hall (R), Chicasaw Hall (S), Physical Plant (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Midway Mall (1), Crossroads Center Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Waterloo include: Koinonia Ministries Full Baptist Church (A), Trinity American Lutheran Church (B), Jubilee United Methodist Church (C), Saint Demetrios' Greek Orthodox Church (D), Sacred Heart Church (E), First Congregational Church (F), Waterloo Baptist Temple (G), Bethel Presbyterian Church (H), Calvary United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Orange Township Cemetery (1), Muslim Cemetery (2), Calvary Cemetery (3), Sons of Jacob Cemetery (4), Elmwood Cemetery (5), Fairview Cemetery (6), Garden of Memories (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: East Lake (A), Martin Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Black Hawk Creek (A), Prescotts Creek (B), Virden Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Waterloo include: Reed Park (1), Robinson Bird Sanctuary (2), Bontrager Park (3), Byrnes Park (4), Castle Hill Park (5), Cedar Bend Park (6), Cedar River Park (7), First White Woman in Prairie Rapids Historical Marker (8), Lloyd Randall Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Aahc Museum (501 Sycamore Street Bsmt) (1), Imaginarium (Museums; 322 Washington Street) (2), Grout Museum of History & Science (503 South Street) (3), Rensselaer Russell House Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 520 West 3rd Street) (4), Iowa Literacy Resource Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 415 Commercial Street) (5), Cedar Valley Aboretum & Botanic Gardens (Nature Centers; 3641 Kimball Avenue) (6), Ace Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 867 Lynkaylee Drive) (7), Automatic Amusement Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 842 Rainbow Drive) (8), Silos & Smokestacks (501 Sycamore Street Suite 730) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Washington Street Cafe (214 Washington Street) (1), Country Inn-Suites Waterloo (4025 Hammond Avenue) (2), Quality Inn & Suites (226 West 5th Street) (3), Pine Tree Motel (1515 Laporte Road) (4), The Grand Hotel (300 West Mullan Avenue) (5), Motel 6 (2343 Logan Avenue) (6), Best Western Starlite Village (214 Washington Street) (7), Airline Motel & Kitchenettes (3926 West Airline Highway) (8), Four Seasons Tree Service (364 East Airline Highway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Iowa State - Clerk Of Court Wloo- Civil Probate (316 East 5th Street) (1), Federal Bureau Of Investigation - Waterloo Resident Office (501 Sycamore Street Suite 614) (2), Iowa State - Public Defender- Adult Division (304 Sycamore Street) (3), Black Hawk County - Other Black Hawk County Agencies- Juvenile Court Serv (818 Lafayette Street) (4), Iowa State - District Court Wloo- Court Administration- Court Atten (Floor 3) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Travis Fulton - Martial artist, Michele Bachmann - Politician, David Dean Shulman - Poet, Alfred C. Richmond - Soilder, Lloyd Biggle, Jr. - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Claude Patterson - Professional wrestler, Coral Wong Pietsch - General, Lou Henry Hoover - First Lady of the, Darren Sproles - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Jun 20, 1983), David Barrett - 2005 NFL player (New York Jets, born: Dec 22, 1977).

Black Hawk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.2%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Waterloo in 2010:

  • 515 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 281 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 151 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 120 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 53 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 14 people in college/university student housing
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Waterloo in 2000:

  • 492 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 413 people in nursing homes
  • 151 people in halfway houses
  • 118 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 105 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 103 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 97 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 30 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped
Arena or stadium:
  • McElroy Auditorium. Capacity: 7,000.

Banks with most branches in Waterloo (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: 100 East Park Avenue Branch, Lafayette At Park Branch, Mulberry St Rdt Branch, The Logan Plaza Branch, Ridgeway Ia. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Waterloo Drive-Up Branch, Waterloo Branch, Kimball Avenue Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • BankIowa of Cedar Rapids: Kimball Branch at 3222 Kimball Avenue, branch established on 2002/02/19; Downtown Waterloo at 330 East 4th Street, branch established on 2007/04/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $464.4 mil, Deposits: $375.8 mil, headquarters in Cedar Rapids, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Ban Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Kimball Branch at 3065 Kimball Avenue, branch established on 1968/01/02; Waterloo Branch at 191 West Fifth Street, branch established on 1943/10/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Farmers State Bank: at 224 West 6th Street, branch established on 2011/03/01; at 1009 People Square, branch established on 1903/06/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $374.6 mil, Deposits: $328.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Fsb Financial Services, Inc
  • Community National Bank: at 422 Commercial Street, branch established on 1997/08/18; Waterloo Branch at 11 Tower Park Drive, branch established on 1998/08/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $225.1 mil, Deposits: $199.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Community National Bancorporation
  • Lincoln Savings Bank: Tower Park Branch at 242 Tower Park Drive, branch established on 2002/03/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $582.9 mil, Deposits: $430.7 mil, headquarters in Cedar Falls, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Lincoln Bancorp
  • Liberty Bank, F.S.B.: Waterloo Branch at 4020 Bankers Boulevard, branch established on 2006/06/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $934.1 mil, Deposits: $843.6 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices
  • MidWestOne Bank: Waterloo - Branch 36 at 3110 Kimball Avenue, branch established on 1997/11/03. Info updated 2008/09/04: Bank assets: $1,676.4 mil, Deposits: $1,308.1 mil, headquarters in Iowa City, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Midwestone Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Waterloo:

Marital status in Waterloo, IA
  • Never married: 36.4%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Waterloo:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Waterloo
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waterloo, IA (based on Black Hawk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant24,94754
Catholic20,04911
Evangelical Protestant14,57777
Black Protestant9,11611
Other2,39211
Orthodox601
None59,949-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Black Hawk County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
Black Hawk County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
Here:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Black Hawk County:

14.0%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.0%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.8%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Waterloo:

22.0%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Waterloo:

11.8%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Waterloo:

33.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

52.7%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Waterloo:

77.3%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Waterloo, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 122$980,119$96,4050$0
Firefighters 106$752,199$85,1550$0
Streets and Highways 73$346,946$57,0323$3,653
Parks and Recreation 45$217,087$57,890186$89,236
Sewerage 39$60,220$18,5290$0
Water Supply 35$181,447$62,2100$0
Other and Unallocable 32$162,287$60,8580$0
Local Libraries 31$120,621$46,6928$2,488
Other Government Administration 29$117,356$48,5612$3,074
Housing and Community Development (Local) 15$71,914$57,5311$1,184
Solid Waste Management 13$60,220$55,5880$0
Police - Other 9$33,632$44,8430$0
Airports 6$32,944$65,8880$0
Natural Resources 6$27,869$55,7380$0
Financial Administration 5$29,852$71,6450$0
Fire - Other 3$15,916$63,6641$1,971
Judicial and Legal 2$12,527$75,1620$0
Totals for Government 571$3,223,156$67,737201$101,606

Waterloo government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $19,096,000 ($282.54)
    Regular Highways: $9,652,000 ($142.81)
    Water Utilities: $2,106,000 ($31.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,256,000 ($18.58)
    Sewerage: $1,152,000 ($17.04)
    Air Transportation: $951,000 ($14.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($0.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($0.19)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $16,259,000 ($240.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,455,000 ($169.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,092,000 ($164.11)
    General - Other: $10,346,000 ($153.08)
    Sewerage: $8,792,000 ($130.08)
    Regular Highways: $8,407,000 ($124.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,771,000 ($114.98)
    Water Utilities: $5,586,000 ($82.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,416,000 ($50.54)
    Libraries: $2,672,000 ($39.53)
    Health - Other: $2,359,000 ($34.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,209,000 ($17.89)
    Central Staff Services: $1,180,000 ($17.46)
    Financial Administration: $1,140,000 ($16.87)
    Air Transportation: $1,009,000 ($14.93)
    Parking Facilities: $606,000 ($8.97)
    General Public Buildings: $499,000 ($7.38)
    Public Welfare - Other: $298,000 ($4.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $270,000 ($3.99)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $50,000 ($0.74)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $4,255,000 ($62.96)
    Benefit Payments: $523,000 ($7.74)
    Corporate Bonds: $242,000 ($3.58)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $97,000 ($1.44)
    Other Investments - Other: $82,000 ($1.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,251,000 ($48.10)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Transit Utilities: $1,387,000 ($20.52)
    Other - Police Protection: $139,000 ($2.06)
    Other - Health - Other: $85,000 ($1.26)
    Other - Libraries: $11,000 ($0.16)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $856,000 ($12.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,368,000 ($20.24)
    Water Utilities: $1,240,000 ($18.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $442,000 ($6.54)
    Regular Highways: $51,000 ($0.75)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($0.52)
    Air Transportation: $24,000 ($0.36)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($0.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($0.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000 ($0.16)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($0.16)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,425,000 ($553.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($0.40)

Waterloo government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,215,000 ($210.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,593,000 ($53.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,570,000 ($52.82)
    Other: $3,549,000 ($52.51)
    Parking Facilities: $507,000 ($7.50)
    Air Transportation: $319,000 ($4.72)
    Housing and Community Development: $239,000 ($3.54)
    Regular Highways: $109,000 ($1.61)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $496,000 ($7.34)
    Local Employee Contribution: $59,000 ($0.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,983,000 ($132.91)
    Other: $2,558,000 ($37.85)
    Public Welfare: $62,000 ($0.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $975,000 ($14.43)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,661,000 ($39.37)
    Rents: $1,230,000 ($18.20)
    Interest Earnings: $699,000 ($10.34)
    Special Assessments: $213,000 ($3.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $203,000 ($3.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,699,000 ($128.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,930,000 ($176.51)
    Other: $7,157,000 ($105.89)
    General Local Government Support: $3,546,000 ($52.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $941,000 ($13.92)
    Health and Hospitals: $276,000 ($4.08)
  • Tax - Property: $45,398,000 ($671.70)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,585,000 ($141.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,082,000 ($75.19)
    Other License: $1,499,000 ($22.18)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,325,000 ($19.60)

Waterloo government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,254,000 ($1483.33)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,697,000 ($1430.70)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,763,000 ($292.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,207,000 ($239.79)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,742,000 ($158.94)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,364,000 ($123.75)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,378,000 ($35.18)

Waterloo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,374,000 ($493.79)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $310,000 ($4.59)
    Total Federal Securities: $154,000 ($2.28)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,093,000 ($889.12)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,192,000 ($136.00)

4.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bremer County, IA  0.31% ($45,761 average AGI)
from Linn County, IA  0.26% ($37,847)
from Polk County, IA  0.21% ($43,343)


6.57% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Iowa average:

6.23%

0.43% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,845 average AGI)
Black Hawk County:

0.43%
Iowa average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  0.58% ($52,360 average AGI)
to Bremer County, IA  0.39% ($51,157)
to Linn County, IA  0.36% ($39,204)
Businesses in Waterloo, IA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Advance Auto Parts2Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's4
Arby's1Menards1
Ashley Furniture1Motel 61
AutoZone1Motherhood Maternity1
Barnes & Noble1New Balance2
Bath & Body Works1Nike10
Baymont Inn1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Olive Garden1
Burger King4Pac Sun1
CVS2Panera Bread1
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa John's Pizza1
Catherines1Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen4Pizza Hut3
Days Inn1Popeyes1
Decora Cabinetry2Quality1
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos1
DressBarn1RadioShack1
Dressbarn1Ramada1
Econo Lodge1Red Lobster1
Famous Footwear1Rue211
FedEx11SAS Shoes1
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sears3
Ford1Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Slumberland1
GameStop1Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill2Sprint Nextel2
H&R Block4Staples1
Hardee's3Starbucks2
Hilton1Subaru1
Hobby Lobby2Subway7
Holiday Inn2Super 81
Home Depot1T.J.Maxx1
Howard Johnson1Taco Bell1
Hyundai1Target1
IHOP1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1True Value1
Jones New York3U-Haul2
Journeys1UPS11
Justice1Vans1
KFC2Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
La-Z-Boy2Village Inn1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens3
Little Caesars Pizza2Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
Lowe's1YMCA1
Marriott1

Strongest AM radio stations in Waterloo:

  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KWOF (850 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: FRIENDSHIP COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWAY (1470 AM; 1 kW; WAVERLY, IA; Owner: AEL SUHR ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waterloo:

  • KOEL (98.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBBG (88.1 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: AFRO AMERICAN COMMUNITY B/CSTING,INC)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHKE (89.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KCVM (96.1 FM; HUDSON, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)
  • KWAY-FM (99.3 FM; WAVERLY, IA; Owner: AEL SUHR ENTERPRISES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Waterloo:

  • K44FK (Channel 44; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Waterloo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 40.8mTotal length
  • 16,660Total average daily traffic
  • 1,061Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,660Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Waterloo, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Waterloo, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Waterloo)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 209 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Waterloo, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 189 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Waterloo)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Waterloo)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 47 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED556$95,084475$94,4981,111$110,57853$33,50023$361,539171$98,0902$20,820
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$89,71944$95,132107$103,72711$26,8920$06$54,9283$31,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED62$92,14849$81,702334$85,71274$24,9541$228,00027$62,36412$38,082
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN54$97,08576$104,571252$105,10816$59,7140$012$100,0001$99,860
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$107,3145$76,40027$105,2151$20,0000$00$01$39,150

Detailed mortgage data for all 24 tracts in Waterloo, IA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED122$109,57170$127,1960$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$116,70115$123,6171$68,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$102,8933$73,3330$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$150,3239$131,3080$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$41,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waterloo, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waterloo, IA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 126. The highest number of fire incidents - 275 took place in 2012, and the least - 2 in 2008. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Waterloo, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.0%), and Outside Fires (33.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Waterloo, IA
    • 87641.0%Structure Fires
    • 70833.1%Outside Fires
    • 44921.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1044.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Waterloo, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Waterloo, Iowa:

  • Travel Inn, 3350 University Ave, Waterloo, Iowa 50701 , Phone: (319) 235-2165, Fax: (319) 235-7175
  • Days Inn & Suites, 1809 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50702 , Phone: (319) 235-4461, Fax: (319) 235-0907
  • Waterloo Holiday Inn Civic Center, 4TH & Commercial St, Waterloo, Iowa 50704 , Phone: (319) 233-7560
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 2011 Ln Porte Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50702 , Phone: (319) 234-5452
  • Howard Johnson Inn, 3052 Marnie Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50701 , Phone: (319) 232-7467, Fax: (319) 232-0403
  • Ramada Inn Convention Center, 205 W 4TH St, Waterloo, Iowa 50701 , Phone: (319) 233-7560, Fax: (319) 236-9590
  • Super 8, 1825 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50702 , Phone: (319) 233-1800, Fax: (319) 233-1800
  • Country Inn & Suites, 4025 Hammond Ave, Waterloo, Iowa 50702 , Phone: (319) 233-2336, Fax: (319) 833-7037
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Waterloo, Iowa
Most common first names in Waterloo, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John55975.5 years
Mary49678.6 years
William41175.5 years
Robert40871.1 years
James31370.1 years
Donald24770.6 years
Charles24675.2 years
Helen24580.2 years
Dorothy24476.8 years
George23976.4 years
Most common last names in Waterloo, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith27475.4 years
Miller19978.9 years
Johnson18374.5 years
Anderson13174.3 years
Brown12676.1 years
Wilson10773.9 years
Jones9672.4 years
Thompson8879.3 years
Williams7773.5 years
Moore7570.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Waterloo, IA
  • 82.3%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Waterloo, IA
  • 53.8%Utility gas
  • 42.6%Electricity
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Waterloo compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Waterloo on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (population 500+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the coldest winters (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest daily low temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
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