Waterloo is a city located in Black Hawk County Iowa. Waterloo has a 2020 population of 66,146. It is also the county seat of Black Hawk County. Waterloo is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -3.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 68,492 in 2010.
The average household income in Waterloo is $64,514 with a poverty rate of 17.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $765 per month, and the median house value is $117,400. The median age in Waterloo is 36.8 years, 34.9 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waterloowas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.41%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 25.71%.
87.16% of Waterloo residents speak only English, while 12.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.60% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Waterloo is Islander, with 44.33% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Waterloo is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.53%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Waterloo
90.81% of Waterloo residents were born in the United States, with 71.02% having been born in Iowa. 5.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.
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