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Waterloo, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Waterloo had a population of 5,068 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Waterloo is located at latitude 42.9046 and longitude -76.859 in Seneca County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Waterloo (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Seneca County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 453 feet.

The Village of Waterloo (GNIS ID: 2391198) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Waterloo is located within Town of Waterloo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Seneca County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waterloo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Waterloo, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,068
Population in Households 4,765
Population in Familes 3,699
Population in Group Qrtrs 303
Population Density1 2,350
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,026
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,304
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,369 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 657 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $85,621
Average Home Value $95,073


Median Household Income $44,674
Average Household Income $55,171
Per Capita Income $22,526
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.38%
Households -0.1% -0.25%
Families -0.23% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 345 71st
Population Density1 # 372 69th
Diversity Index2 # 824 31st
Median Household Income # 967 19th
Per Capita Income # 1013 15th

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