Waterloo, Wisconsin

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There are towns of Waterloo in Grant County and Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Waterloo, Wisconsin
Location of Waterloo, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Location of Waterloo, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°11′1″N 88°59′24″W / 43.18361°N 88.99000°W / 43.18361; -88.99000Coordinates: 43°11′1″N 88°59′24″W / 43.18361°N 88.99000°W / 43.18361; -88.99000
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Jefferson
 • 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[2] 810 ft (247 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 3,333
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 3,360
 • Density 870.2/sq mi (336.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-83925[5]
GNIS feature ID 1576289[2]
Website www.waterloowi.us

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.


Downtown Waterloo on Highway 89

Waterloo is located at 43°11′1″N 88°59′23″W / 43.18361°N 88.98972°W / 43.18361; -88.98972, (43.18366, -88.989965)[6] at the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 89 and Wisconsin Highway 19.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.91 square miles (10.13 km2), of which, 3.83 square miles (9.92 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.[1]


Downtown Waterloo on Highways 89/19

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.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[5] 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[7] 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.[8] RR Donnelley purchased Perry-Judd in late 2007 and closed the Waterloo corporate headquarters, nicknamed the "glass palace", laying off the remaining workers.[9]

Annual events[edit]

  • Wiener and Kraut Day
  • Fireman's Park 4 July
  • Christmas Holiday Parade

Notable people[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ Van Holten Pickles Company History
  8. ^ Richgels, Jeff. "Perry Judd's to shut Waterloo Print Plant, put 585 out of work," The Capital Times, Madison, WI, November 21, 2003.
  9. ^ WISC-TV."Waterloo Employer To Lay Off Remaining 89 Workers". January 30, 2007.

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