Waterloo is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,236 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waterloo is the 222nd largest community in Illinois.
Waterloo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Waterloo is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterloo who work in office and administrative support (20.86%), management occupations (13.18%), and sales jobs (11.80%).
Also of interest is that Waterloo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Waterloo is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Waterloo really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Waterloo perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Waterloo, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.87 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Waterloo are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.39% of adults in Waterloo having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Waterloo in 2010 was $32,125, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,500 for a family of four.
The people who call Waterloo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waterloo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Waterloo include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Waterloo is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Italian.