Waterloo is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 201 people and just one neighborhood, Waterloo is the 385th largest community in Alabama.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Waterloo is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.59% of the Waterloo workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Waterloo is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterloo who work in maintenance occupations (14.81%), office and administrative support (12.96%) and sales jobs (5.56%).
Of important note, Waterloo is also a town of artists. Waterloo has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Waterloo’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Waterloo’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Waterloo is worth considering.
One downside of living in Waterloo, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 42.40 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Waterloo does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.