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Waterloo, IA (Iowa) Houses and Residents

Waterloo,IA index of house prices

Total population: 68,364 (Urban population: 66,202, Rural population: 2,434 (99 farm, 2,335 nonfarm))

Houses: 31,335 (28,113 occupied: 16,623 owner occupied, 11,490 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

41%
State:

29%

Housing density: 516 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $130,050.

Median contract rent in 2016: $386 (lower quartile is $306, upper quartile is $457)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $656


Median gross rent in Waterloo, IA in 2016: $467

Housing units in Waterloo with a mortgage: 10,954 (452 second mortgage, 1,352 home equity loan, 50 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,669

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $70,772

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $37,492

Median monthly housing costs: $740


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Waterloo, Iowa Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $111,000 (it was $63,800 in 2000)
Waterloo:

$111,000
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,600 - $161,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $144,830
Here:

$144,830
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $167,332
Here:

$167,332
State:

$194,502

In 2-unit structures: $55,212
Here:

$55,212
State:

$132,478

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $46,218
Here:

$46,218
State:

$137,270

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $127,858
Here:

$127,858
State:

$129,372

Mobile homes: $35,913
Here:

$35,913
State:

$49,582
Median year house/condo built: 1959

Median year apartment built: 1966

Household type by relationship:

Households: 67,940
  • In family households: 52,459 (8,689 male householders, 7,503 female householders)
    12,041 spouses, 18,943 children (16,465 natural, 563 adopted, 1,915 stepchildren), 1,856 grandchildren, 463 brothers or sisters, 472 parents, 860 other relatives, 1,632 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,555 (5,489 male householders (4,415 living alone)), 6,432 female householders (5,523 living alone)), 2,634 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 926

Size of family households: 7,737 2-persons, 3,939 3-persons, 2,328 4-persons, 1,134 5-persons, 896 6-persons, 158 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,938 1-person, 1,787 2-persons, 91 3-persons, 105 4-persons.

7,996 married couples with children.
5,655 single-parent households (1,865 men, 3,790 women).

89.5% of residents of Waterloo speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (54% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 40% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (34% speak English very well, 66% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 7,790 (11.5%)
(41.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.0
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Waterloo, Iowa:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 6171 bedroom
  • 5,0542 bedrooms
  • 7,5813 bedrooms
  • 2,8514 bedrooms
  • 5205+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Waterloo population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waterloo, Iowa:

  • 679no bedroom
  • 3,5581 bedroom
  • 3,5692 bedrooms
  • 3,2413 bedrooms
  • 4154 bedrooms
  • 285+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Waterloo population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Waterloo in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 419no vehicle
  • 4,8331 vehicle
  • 7,3382 vehicles
  • 2,6843 vehicles
  • 1,0674 vehicles
  • 2825+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Waterloo population

Cars and other vehicles available in Waterloo in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,490no vehicle
  • 5,9931 vehicle
  • 2,1742 vehicles
  • 3583 vehicles
  • 3624 vehicles
  • 1135+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Waterloo population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Waterloo, Iowa:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 5603 rooms
  • 1,5714 rooms
  • 3,8535 rooms
  • 4,3566 rooms
  • 2,2097 rooms
  • 2,0738 rooms
  • 2,0019+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Waterloo population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waterloo, Iowa:

  • 6081 room
  • 9512 rooms
  • 1,8463 rooms
  • 3,3574 rooms
  • 1,9255 rooms
  • 1,7126 rooms
  • 4267 rooms
  • 4498 rooms
  • 2169+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Waterloo population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Waterloo, IA household income distribution

  • Waterloo, IA household income distribution
  • 2,979Less than $10,000
  • 1,391$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,640$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,071$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,832$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,782$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,406$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,263$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,165$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,774$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,464$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,687$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,450$100,000 to $124,999
  • 945$125,000 to $149,999
  • 666$150,000 to $199,999
  • 598$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Waterloo, IA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Waterloo, IA
  • 399Less than $10,000
  • 134$10,000 to $14,999
  • 141$15,000 to $19,999
  • 60$20,000 to $24,999
  • 66$25,000 to $29,999
  • 197$30,000 to $34,999
  • 178$35,000 to $39,999
  • 532$40,000 to $49,999
  • 371$50,000 to $59,999
  • 753$60,000 to $69,999
  • 724$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2,335$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,288$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,571$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,975$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,561$150,000 to $174,999
  • 906$175,000 to $199,999
  • 949$200,000 to $249,999
  • 477$250,000 to $299,999
  • 530$300,000 to $399,999
  • 189$400,000 to $499,999
  • 287$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Waterloo, IA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Waterloo, IA
  • 36Less than $100
  • 82$150 to $199
  • 166$200 to $249
  • 197$250 to $299
  • 237$300 to $349
  • 144$350 to $399
  • 573$400 to $449
  • 719$450 to $499
  • 1,901$500 to $549
  • 1,711$550 to $599
  • 1,207$600 to $649
  • 1,349$650 to $699
  • 407$700 to $749
  • 717$750 to $799
  • 532$800 to $899
  • 465$900 to $999
  • 40$1,000 to $1,249
  • 138$1,250 to $1,499
  • 247$1,500 to $1,999
  • 84$2,000 to $2,499
  • 48$3,000 to $3,499
  • 490No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,1602010 or later
  • 1,1492000 to 2009
  • 1,4621990 to 1999
  • 3471980 to 1989
  • 2931970 to 1979
  • 313Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Waterloo population
Waterloo commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,466
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 6,828
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 9,696
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 7,135
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,836
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 934
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 956
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 168
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 127
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 557
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 229
  • 90 or more minutes: 516
Waterloo, IA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 94.1%
Number of people working at home: 1,228 (3.8% of all workers)

Waterloo mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 39,787 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 3,985 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 210 (0%)
  • Taxi: 554 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 132 (0%)
  • Walked: 628 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,228 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 8,618
 American: 4,127
 Yugoslavian: 1,958
 Irish: 1,651
 African: 1,345
 English: 1,202
 Norwegian: 990
 European: 627
 Scottish: 360
 Danish: 360
 Dutch: 358
 Italian: 314
 Scotch-Irish: 294
 Czech: 284
 Polish: 261
 Swedish: 217
 French (except Basque): 150
 Liberian: 128
 Welsh: 117
 Pennsylvania German: 82
 Croatian: 65
 Sudanese: 64
 Moroccan: 61
 Scandinavian: 54
 Kenyan: 47
 British: 42
 Northern European: 37
 Ukrainian: 30
 French Canadian: 26
 Luxemburger: 24
 Czechoslovakian: 23
 Jamaican: 18
 Russian: 17
 Iranian: 17
 Portuguese: 10
 Serbian: 8
 Canadian: 7
 Finnish: 7
 Swiss: 7
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 7
 Greek: 5
 Macedonian: 4
 Belgian: 3
 Arab: 3
 Romanian: 1

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 29%Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 25%Mexico
  • 4%India
  • 4%Vietnam
  • 3%El Salvador
  • 3%Korea
  • 2%Netherlands

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 47,567
  • Other state: 12,367
  • Northeast: 591
  • Midwest: 6,282
  • South: 3,568
  • West: 1,926

80% of Waterloo residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Iowa.

Waterloo:

79.9%
State average:

84.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 406
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 65
  • 5th and 6th grade: 95
  • 7th and 8th grade: 678
  • 9th grade: 557
  • 10th grade: 315
  • 11th grade: 532
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 282
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,078
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,451
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,843
  • Associate degree: 2,175
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,398
  • Master's degree: 974
  • Professional school degree: 214
  • Doctorate degree: 142

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 293
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 287
  • 5th and 6th grade: 46
  • 7th and 8th grade: 610
  • 9th grade: 226
  • 10th grade: 698
  • 11th grade: 538
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 153
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,203
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,145
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,319
  • Associate degree: 2,281
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,678
  • Master's degree: 1,082
  • Professional school degree: 336
  • Doctorate degree: 107

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.1%Males
  • 4.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 18.3%Males
  • 2.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 28.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 2.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 4.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 4.2%Females
Waterloo marital status for males
Waterloo marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 21,304
  • One, attached: 1,087
  • Two: 971
  • 3 or 4: 1,325
  • 5 to 9: 1,721
  • 10 to 19: 1,937
  • 20 to 49: 305
  • 50 or more: 1,243
  • Mobile homes: 1,395
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 47

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Waterloo:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Waterloo
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (81.2%)
  • Electricity (16.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Electricity (48.7%)
  • Utility gas (47.5%)
  • Other fuel (2.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 386
Here:

5.3%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 271
Here:

10.8%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 106
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

23.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)