Waterloo demographics profile

StatisticWaterlooIowaNational
Population68,3573,106,589318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,1135591
Median age36.538.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%44%43%
Speak English89%92%79%
Speak Spanish5%4%13%
Waterloo, IA has a population of 68,357 and is the 537th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,113 per sq mi which is 1938% higher than the Iowa average and 1129% higher than the national average. The median age in Waterloo is 37 which is approximately 4% lower than the Iowa average of 38. In Waterloo, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 74% of Waterloo residents were born in Iowa, 18% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Waterloo is 1938% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in Waterloo is 4% lower than Iowa.
  • In Waterloo 76.22% of the population is White.
  • In Waterloo 15.72% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Waterloo 1.97% of the population is Asian.

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Waterloo population breakdown by race

RaceWaterlooIowaNational
White76.22%90.90%73.35%
Black or African American15.72%3.32%12.63%
Asian1.97%2.14%5.22%
American Indian0.39%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.37%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race2.88%1.97%3.06%
Other race2.44%1.27%4.75%
In Waterloo, 6.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Waterloo, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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