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Waterloo, New York - Basic Facts

Waterloo is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Waterloo.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Seneca County at latitude 42.9048 and longitude -76.8627. Seneca County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 453 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Waterloo (see map) encompass a land area of 2.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waterloo: New Hudson, Scauyes, Scauyz, Scawas, Scawyace.

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Waterloo, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,076
Population in Households 4,771
Population in Familes 3,701
Population in Group Qrtrs 305
Population Density1 2,353
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 2,025
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,306
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,379 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 646 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $92,215
Average Home Value $109,101


Median Household Income $46,289
Average Household Income $55,691
Per Capita Income $22,374
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.44% -0.3%
Households -0.16% -0.19%
Families -0.3% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Waterloo, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterloo to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 343 71st
Population Density1 # 368 69th
Diversity Index2 # 802 32nd
Median Household Income # 912 23rd
Per Capita Income # 946 21st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.