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Waterloo
  • Town in Iowa

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade C+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C+
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Waterloo is a town in Iowa with a population of 67,256. Waterloo is in Black Hawk County. Living in Waterloo offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Waterloo there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Waterloo and residents tend to have moderate political views.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,000
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$865
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    457.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    13.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    43.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    64.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    554.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,621
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    317.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

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