Key findings

  • Waterloo has a Livability Score of 84/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Waterloo crime rates are 6% lower than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in Waterloo is 3% lower than the Illinois average
  • Waterloo real estate prices are 2% higher than the Illinois average
  • Rental prices in Waterloo are 9% lower than the Illinois average

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      Top Rated Schools in Waterloo

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Waterloo High School9 - 1283869%
      Rogers Elementary School2 - 339062%
      Gardner Elementary School4 - 538955%
      Waterloo Junior High School6 - 862454%
      W J Zahnow Elementary SchoolPK - 1427n/a
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      Waterloo, IL: All The Warm Fuzzies!

      Attractions8/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife7/10
      Dining7/10
      Shopping73/10
      In all my 34 years of living in Waterloo, Illinois I can honestly say I have never had a bad day based on where I live. Of course I've had bad days for other reasons, but honestly living here has helped me get through a lot of rough times. Waterloo has some of the most amazing people you could ever hope to meet anywhere. So many or like close family more than just neighbors. Many of us agree that this is one of the best areas in Illinois to call home. We take pride in our fantastic school system, the fact that there are plenty of jobs to go around and food on every table, and we all chip in and make sure that our homes and neighborhoods reflect the very best of our amazing community.


      All of us enjoy getting out and heading off to some of the great attractions we have here in Waterloo and in nearby Chicago. There's the Budweiser Brewery Experience tour, Crystal City Underground, the wonderful St Louis Zoo, Myseum museum of children's activities, the Saint Louis Science Center, and one of my all-time favorites, Marsan Canoe and Kayak tours.
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      Source: The Waterloo, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).