Location of Waterloo, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
|• Type||Mayor - Council|
|• Mayor||Bob Thompson|
|• Total||3.91 sq mi (10.13 km2)|
|• Land||3.83 sq mi (9.92 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)|
|Elevation||810 ft (247 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||3,360|
|• Density||870.2/sq mi (336.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1576289|
Waterloo is a city in Jefferson County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, located between the cities of Madison and Milwaukee. The city is located within the Town of Waterloo. As of the census of 2010, the population was 3,333.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $50,221, and the median income for a family was $56,446. The per capita income for the city was $23,011. About 5.0% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,333 people, 1,331 households, and 867 families residing in the city. The population density was 854.6 people per square mile (330/km²). There were 1,409 housing units at an average density of 361.3 per square mile (139.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.20% White, 0.80% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 9.40% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 12.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,331 households of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.5 years. For every 100 females there were 100 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.
The city is home to a number of businesses, including the headquarters of Trek Bicycle Corporation, one of the world's leading bicycle producers, and Van Holten Pickles, the world's number one producer of individually packaged pickles.
Waterloo was also the headquarters of Perry Printing, later Perry-Judd. In 2003, Perry-Judd closed their printing operation in Waterloo, leaving only the headquarters in place. RR Donnelley purchased Perry-Judd in late 2007 and closed the Waterloo corporate headquarters, nicknamed the "glass palace", laying off the remaining workers.
- Wiener and Kraut Day
- Fireman's Park 4 July
- Christmas Holiday Parade
- Arnie F. Betts, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Gerald L. Endl, Medal of Honor recipient
- Daniel L. Hannifin, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Everis A. Hayes, congressman from California
Gallery of images
Welcome sign on Wisconsin Highway 89
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- Van Holten Pickles Company History
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- City of Waterloo official website
- Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
- Waterloo School District
- Karl Junginger Memorial Library
- Waterloo Area Historical Society