Waterloo, IA

67,940 Population
61.4 square miles 1,106.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.2%
was 2.2%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Population Density
1,106.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
54.2%
was 51.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
11.5%
was 7.4%
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Percent Under 18
23.4%
was 22.9%
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Percent 65 and Over
14.8%
was 14.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in IA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.1
was 5.3
Ranked 17th Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
18.7%
was 14.0%
Ranked 4th Lowest in IA
Median Household Income
$44,146
was $44,153
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.8
45.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
965.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,369.2
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
31,335
was 30,684
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Median Rent
$736
was $678
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Total Building Permits
97
was 78
 
Occupied Housing Units
28,113
was 27,941
 
Homeownership Rate
59.1%
was 62.0%
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Single Family Building Permits
85
was 69
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
510.3
was 499.8
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Rental Vacancy Rate
21.9%
was 20.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA
Multifamily Building Permits
12
was 9
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.1
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.4
was 1.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.0%
was 85.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.9%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 98.9%
Ranked 1st Highest in IA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.2%
was 88.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
22.0%
was 25.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA

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