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Waterloo, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Waterloo had a population of 5,028 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Waterloo, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,028
Daytime Population: Workers 2,121
Daytime Population: Residents 2,520
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,641
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 4,729
Population in Familes 3,670
Population in Group Qrtrs 299
Population Density2 2,331
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $44,444
Average Household Income $55,984
Per Capita Income $22,733


Total Housing Units 2,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,357 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 640 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $88,111
Average Home Value $97,918


Total Households 1,997
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,284
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.39% -0.4%
Households -0.29% -0.34%
Families -0.41% -0.44%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.56%

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, 2017 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 # 348 71st
Population Density # 377 69th
Diversity Index # 818 32nd
Median Household Income # 992 17th
Per Capita Income # 1032 14th

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