Waterloo, Illinois

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Population in 2022: 11,130 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +46.2%
Males: 5,486  (49.3%)
Females: 5,644  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Illinois median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 62298.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $86,083 (it was $46,938 in 2000)
Waterloo:

$86,083
IL:

$76,708

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $42,251 (it was $21,081 in 2000)

Waterloo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $239,499 (it was $118,800 in 2000)
Waterloo:

$239,499
IL:

$251,600

Median gross rent in 2022: $842.

March 2022 cost of living index in Waterloo: 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 5.0%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.6% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Waterloo, IL (2022)
    • 10,24694.3%White alone
    • 1421.3%Asian alone
    • 1181.1%Hispanic
    • 930.9%Black alone
    • 580.5%Two or more races
    • 250.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Waterloo, Illinois as of April 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Waterloo is 1,016 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Waterloo by year

Type

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.3)
7
(67.3)
4
(38.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(30.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
3
(29.2)
13
(125.5)
6
(57.6)
9
(85.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(71.3)
2
(20.3)
3
(30.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
15
(144.8)
10
(96.1)
14
(133.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
74
(754.3)
70
(711.3)
56
(564.4)
5
(50.1)
13
(127.8)
28
(273.9)
34
(330.6)
63
(608.0)
62
(595.7)
43
(408.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(38.6)
1
(9.6)
4
(38.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index41.329.924.72.05.813.619.178.196.795.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Waterloo, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 19 (18 officers - 18 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Illinois average:

3.04
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Waterloo, IL City Guides:

Ancestries: German (46.1%), American (10.2%), English (6.8%), Irish (6.8%), Polish (4.0%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/15/1889

Elevation: 717 feet

Land area: 5.57 square miles.

Population density: 1,999 people per square mile   (low).

Waterloo, Illinois map

160 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,773 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $4,071 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (20.8 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (275.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Floraville, IL (2.4 miles),
Paderborn, IL (2.5 miles),
Columbia, IL (2.9 miles ),
Maeystown, IL (3.0 miles),
Valmeyer, IL (3.0 miles ),
Hecker, IL (3.0 miles ),
Millstadt, IL (3.0 miles ),
Smithton, IL (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 38.34 N, Longitude: 90.15 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,943 (-17.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,873 (33.6%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Waterloo, IL in 2022
Distribution of house value in Waterloo, IL in 2022
Waterloo satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 46 buildings, average cost: $304,700
  • 2021: 52 buildings, average cost: $283,600
  • 2020: 51 buildings, average cost: $278,700
  • 2019: 39 buildings, average cost: $263,500
  • 2018: 47 buildings, average cost: $258,600
  • 2017: 73 buildings, average cost: $257,500
  • 2016: 61 buildings, average cost: $253,100
  • 2015: 48 buildings, average cost: $243,400
  • 2014: 36 buildings, average cost: $232,000
  • 2013: 24 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $213,100
  • 2011: 27 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2010: 45 buildings, average cost: $195,600
  • 2009: 28 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2008: 37 buildings, average cost: $200,300
  • 2007: 62 buildings, average cost: $194,300
  • 2006: 79 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2005: 105 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2004: 90 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2003: 87 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2002: 90 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2001: 77 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2000: 81 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 1999: 85 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 1998: 68 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 1997: 62 buildings, average cost: $120,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Waterloo, IL residents
Average permit cost in Waterloo, IL
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.8%
Illinois:

4.2%
Historical population in Waterloo, IL
Historical housing units in Waterloo, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +2,250 (+41.9%).
Most common industries in Waterloo, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.4%)
  • Chemicals (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (15.1%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Waterloo, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Waterloo, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Waterloo, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 97.8. This is worse than average.

City:

97.8
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2022 was 0.246. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.246
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 8.55. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.55
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 1.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.06
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 21.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.6
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 10.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

8.1
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0439. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0439
U.S.:

0.0093

Tornado activity:

Waterloo-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the Waterloo city center killed 21 people and injured 345 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1981, a category F4 tornado 26.6 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waterloo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 328% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 123.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 123.1 miles away from Waterloo center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 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 127.1 miles away from Waterloo center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 123.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 131.3 miles away from Waterloo 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 Monroe County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waterloo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Waterloo:

  • BELLEFONTAINE PLACE ("98 DEBRA LANE, P.O. BOX 225")
  • CANTERBURY MANOR NURSING CTR (718 NORTH MARKET STREET)
  • OAK HILL (623 HAMACHER STREET)
  • RAI HAMACHER - WATERLOO (509 HAMACHER ROAD, SUITE 206)

Heliports located in Waterloo:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waterloo:

  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 18 miles; Belleville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,085)
  • Saint Louis Community College (about 20 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 18,019)
  • Webster University (about 21 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 12,406)
  • Saint Louis University (about 22 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 11,606)
  • Ranken Technical College (about 23 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,134)
  • Jefferson College (about 23 miles; Hillsboro, MO; FT enrollment: 3,975)
  • Washington University in St Louis (about 24 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,823)

Public high school in Waterloo:

Private high school in Waterloo:

  • GIBAULT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 242, Location: 501 COLUMBIA AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Waterloo:

  • W J ZAHNOW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 647, Location: 301 HAMACHER ST, Grades: PK-1)
  • WATERLOO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 644, Location: 200 BELLEFONTAINE DR, Grades: 6-8)
  • ROGERS ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 200 ROGERS ST, Grades: 2-3)
  • GARDNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1 ED GARDNER PL, Grades: 4-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Waterloo:

  • STS PETER & PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 337, Location: 217 W 3RD ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Waterloo

Library in Waterloo:

  • MORRISON-TALBOTT LIBRARY (Operating income: $366,369; Location: 215 PARK STREET; 36,417 books; 1,822 e-books; 1,296 audio materials; 833 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 98 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Waterloo: Monroe County Courthouse (A), Morrison-Talbott Library (B), Monroe County Ambulance (C), Monroe County Fire Department (D), Waterloo Community Rural Fire Protection District (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Waterloo include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), First Baptist Church of Waterloo (B), Immanuel Lutheran Church (C), Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (D), Concord Presbyterian Church (E), First Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kolmer Cemetery (1), Moores Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Waterloo Reservoir Number 1 (A), Waterloo New Reservoir (B), Waterloo Reservoir Number 2 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Waterloo: Waterloo Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Illinois Caverns IL DNR (Recreation Areas; 4369 G Road).

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Waterloo and their reported violations in the past:

ST MICHAELS CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2008), St Boil Water Order (JUL-02-2008), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
KARBANS KNOTTY PINES (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAR-05-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-05-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.3%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
228 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
16 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
237 people in nursing homes in 2000
15 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Waterloo (2011 data):

  • Midland States Bank: Branch, Commercial State Bank, Waterloo Branch. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, headquarters in Effingham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Waterloo: North Facility, Waterloo Wal-Mart Bkg. Center Branch, First National Bank Of Waterloo. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $348.8 mil, Deposits: $287.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First Waterloo Bancshares, Inc.
  • State Bank of Waterloo: Waterloo Branch at 501 North Market Street, branch established on 1991/06/03; State Bank Of Waterloo at 855 North Illinois Route 3, branch established on 1894/01/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $128.6 mil, Deposits: $110.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Sbw Bancshares, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Waterloo Branch at 971 North Illinios, Route 3, branch established on 2006/08/07. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First Bank: Waterloo Branch at 1405 North Illlinois Rt 3, branch established on 1995/08/14. Info updated 2007/12/04: Bank assets: $6,579.8 mil, Deposits: $5,800.6 mil, headquarters in Creve Coeur, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 148 total offices, Holding Company: First Banks, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Waterloo Schnucks Branch at 150 Waterloo Commons Drive, branch established on 2007/12/17. 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
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Waterloo Branch at 200 South Market Street, branch established on 1894/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp

For population 15 years and over in Waterloo:

Marital status in Waterloo, IL
  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Waterloo:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Illinois average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Waterloo
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waterloo, IL (based on Monroe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,2187
Evangelical Protestant7,30619
Mainline Protestant4,3279
Other2172
None11,889-
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: 4
Here:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

8.0%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Monroe County:

14.5%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Waterloo:

56.9%
Illinois:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

58.5%
Illinois:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Waterloo:

28.2
Illinois:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Waterloo:

16.9%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.0%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Waterloo:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Waterloo:

35.6%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
Waterloo:

63.5%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.5%
Illinois:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Waterloo, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$124,662$87,9970$0
Electric Power 12$118,427$118,4270$0
Financial Administration 8$39,952$59,9280$0
Gas Supply 6$39,250$78,5000$0
Streets and Highways 5$33,254$79,8100$0
Local Libraries 3$10,714$42,8565$10,964
Sewerage 3$22,982$91,9280$0
Other and Unallocable 2$10,299$61,7940$0
Water Supply 2$16,308$97,8480$0
Police - Other 1$5,294$63,5285$3,388
Other Government Administration 0$0 27$13,796
Totals for Government 59$421,143$85,65637$28,148

Waterloo government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $9,869,000 ($886.70)
    Gas Utilities: $3,630,000 ($326.15)
    Police Protection: $2,621,000 ($235.49)
    Regular Highways: $2,559,000 ($229.92)
    Water Utilities: $1,749,000 ($157.14)
    Central Staff Services: $840,000 ($75.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $740,000 ($66.49)
    Libraries: $459,000 ($41.24)
    Financial Administration: $242,000 ($21.74)
    General - Other: $202,000 ($18.15)
    General Public Buildings: $111,000 ($9.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($2.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $169,000 ($15.18)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $5,000 ($0.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,320,000 ($208.45)
    General - Other: $934,000 ($83.92)
    Sewerage: $496,000 ($44.56)
    Water Utilities: $455,000 ($40.88)
    Police Protection: $127,000 ($11.41)
    Libraries: $71,000 ($6.38)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,393,000 ($394.70)

Waterloo government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,107,000 ($189.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $756,000 ($67.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $216,000 ($19.41)
    Interest Earnings: $83,000 ($7.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $72,000 ($6.47)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $12,882,000 ($1157.41)
    Gas Utilities: $3,048,000 ($273.85)
    Water Utilities: $2,607,000 ($234.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,661,000 ($328.93)
    Highways: $272,000 ($24.44)
  • Tax - Property: $1,256,000 ($112.85)
    Public Utilities Sales: $794,000 ($71.34)
    Other License: $280,000 ($25.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $20,000 ($1.80)

Waterloo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,717,000 ($2669.99)
Businesses in Waterloo, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Payless1
Applebee's1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1Quiznos1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Circle K1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
Dennys1Subway1
Fashion Bug1Super 81
FedEx1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets4Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Waterloo:

  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KSLG (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW HORIZON 7TH-DAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, INC.)
  • WRTH (1430 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSTL (690 AM; 1 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KJFF (1400 AM; 1 kW; FESTUS, MO; Owner: KREI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waterloo:

  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KMJM-FM (104.9 FM; COLUMBIA, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPNT (105.7 FM; ST. GENEVIEVE, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KDHX (88.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: DOUBLE HELIX CORPORATION)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KNLH (89.5 FM; CEDAR HILL, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • KTBJ (89.3 FM; FESTUS, MO; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KFTK-FM1 (97.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Waterloo:

  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KNLC (Channel 24; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • K62EG (Channel 62; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ETERNAL FAMILY NETWORK)
  • K18BT (Channel 18; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K65FN (Channel 65; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49FC (Channel 49; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K64DT (Channel 64; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • K63FW (Channel 63; JAMESTOWN, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K38HD (Channel 38; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
Waterloo fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Waterloo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 148ft / 44.7mTotal length
  • 27,025Total average daily traffic
  • 2,017Total average daily truck traffic
  • 31,838Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Waterloo, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 22010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Waterloo, IL

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 52. The highest number of fire incidents - 83 took place in 2009, and the least - 26 in 2013. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Waterloo, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (46.9%), and Structure Fires (30.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Waterloo, IL
    • 41846.9%Outside Fires
    • 27130.4%Structure Fires
    • 14616.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 566.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Waterloo, IL
Most common first names in Waterloo, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William9076.3 years
Mary8581.7 years
John6278.0 years
Henry6181.1 years
Robert5269.6 years
Charles4978.1 years
Walter4779.2 years
Anna4684.6 years
Albert4376.9 years
George4376.0 years
Most common last names in Waterloo, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mueller5080.9 years
Goeddel3179.6 years
Hoffmann3180.6 years
Vogt3079.6 years
Schmidt3081.8 years
Schneider2881.0 years
Miller2473.1 years
Hoffman2183.1 years
Buettner2080.5 years
Nobbe2082.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Waterloo, IL
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 18.6%Electricity
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Waterloo, IL
  • 67.5%Electricity
  • 32.5%Utility gas


Waterloo compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.

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