Waterloo, SC

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Living in Waterloo

Waterloo is a tiny town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 150 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Waterloo is the 260th largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Waterloo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Waterloo are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waterloo is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterloo who work in management occupations (15.52%), sales jobs (13.79%), and art, media, and design (10.34%).

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.

Waterloo’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

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.

Being a small town, Waterloo does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Waterloo rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.04% of adults 25 and older in Waterloo have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Waterloo in 2018 was $18,196, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,784 for a family of four. Waterloo also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 47.68% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Waterloo is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Waterloo include English, German, Italian, Scots-Irish, and Scandinavian.

The most common language spoken in Waterloo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Chinese.

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