Waterloo, WI Real Estate

The city of Waterloo, located in Jefferson County, sits along the sinuous Maunesha River and is known for its commitment to physical fitness, outdoor recreation and natural preservation. In fact, Waterloo adopted the Fit City Challenge in 2009 – a community initiative to encourage and empower participants to increase their level of physical activity and fruits and vegetables consumption. It has also been a Tree City for over 13 years – an honor given to recognize the city’s commitment to forestry. Waterloo and its residents draw much of their values from the environment: a landscape with many beautiful amenities.

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Among the treasured natural features in or around Waterloo are the Maunesha River, Waterloo Wildlife Area, Garman Natural Preserve and the Glacial Drumlin Trail. The Maunesha River is part of the Mississippi River watershed via the Rock and Crawfish Rivers. The Waterloo Wildlife Area is 6,179 acres of public hunting land. It is located just one mile east of the City and features pheasants, rabbits, squirrels, ducks, deer and sandhill cranes. The Garman Natural Preserve is a 40-acre expanse that features 26 ancient Native American burial mounds. It also happens to be one of the highest points in the county. The Glacial Drumlin Trail is located north of the city and has 51 miles of partially paved trails for hikers and bicyclists to enjoy. Visitors can also take in the glacial landscapes while they walk or ride.

The city also has many parks for visitors and locals to enjoy. The biggest park is Fireman’s Park, which features a nine-hole disc golf course, athletic facilities, pavilions and a 100-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel. The carousel is one of the only 150 left in the United States and is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.

Some of the other parks and natural sites in the area accommodate recreational opportunities as well; such as biking, marathons, hunting, fishing, canoeing and bird watching. For bicycling enthusiasts, the city hosts the Trek 100, a bike ride to support pediatric cancer and related blood disorders. The event has drawn thousands of riders since 1990 and has contributed $8 million to the cause.

Waterloo is home to big companies like Trek Bicycle – one of the leading bicycle manufacturers in the world. Trek provides bikes for road, mountain or town and aims to raise awareness about the bicycle being the most efficient form of transportation available. Also located within the city limits are companies like Breiss Industries Inc. and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese. Briess Industries manufactures and supplies quality ingredients to the brewing, food and pet food industries. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese provides hand crafted fresh mozzarella, mascarpone and Farmers Rope String Cheese.

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Waterloo was once called “Naneesha,” a Native American pronunciation of the Maunesha River. The name means “crooked river,” an appropriate moniker considering the meandering disposition of the river.

Joseph Edwards, a citizen of Michigan became Waterloo’s first settler in 1834 when he traveled the landscape with a fellow companion. Until 1845, the town was a part of Aztalan.

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Waterloo properties for sale

Schools
  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
St Joseph School (Waterloo) private 45 Not Provided St Joseph School GreatSchools Rating
Waterloo Elementary School (Waterloo) Waterloo School District public 329 Not Provided Waterloo Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Waterloo Intermediate School (Waterloo) Waterloo School District public 104 Not Provided Waterloo Intermediate School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
St. John's Grade School (Waterloo) private 0 Not Provided St. John's Grade School GreatSchools Rating
Waterloo Middle School (Waterloo) Waterloo School District public 137 Not Provided Waterloo Middle School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Waterloo High School (Waterloo) Waterloo School District public 283 Not Provided Waterloo High School GreatSchools Rating
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Demographics

Population Demographics

  City County State
Total Population 5,084 75,756 5,687,217
Total Households 1,960 29,347 2,286,339
Total Families 1,385 19,949 1,476,860
Population Density 73 1,242 437,888
Percent Male 47% 49% 50%
Percent Female 53% 51% 50%
White Collar Jobs 53% 55% 55%
Blue Collar Jobs 47% 45% 45%

Top Occupations

Professions Population Employed
Manufacturing 605
Transportation 555
Healthcare 469
Sales 456
Retail 363
Management 251
Professional Services 246
Information, Scientific and Technical 236
Natural Resources 169
Construction 157

Male Female Breakdown

Population Age

White vs Blue Collar Jobs

Top Professions

Work Transportation Method

Household Income with Head of House hold under age of 25

Household Income with Head of House Hold between the ages of 25 and 44

Household Income with Head of House Hold between the ages of 45 and 64

Household Income with Head of Household over the age of 65

Housing Demographics

  City County State
Total Housing Units 2,186 32,025 2,620,437
Owner Occupied Housing Units 1,523 20,979 1,568,389
Renter Occupied Housing Units 437 8,368 717,965
Vacant Housing Units 242 2,739 334,086
Occupancy Rate 89% 91% 87%
Vehicles Per Housing Unit 2 21 1,560

Commute Time To Work

  City County State
Less than 5 minutes 88 2,220 128,186
5 - 14 minutes 520 6,525 374,801
15 - 29 minutes 689 5,253 444,378
30 - 44 minutes 741 4,182 288,326
45-59 minutes 268 3,181 143,851
Over 60 minutes 112 1,987 80,649

Total Housing Units

Housing By Occupant

Commute Time To Work

Monthly Rental Rates

Monthly Mortgage Costs

Age of Homeowners

Education Attainment

  City County State
Some High School 384 4,845 374,133
High School Graduate 1,380 18,750 1,258,952
Some College 728 11,394 808,107
Associates Degree 307 4,471 355,880
Bachelors Degree 394 7,666 663,912
Graduate Degree 162 2,968 242,711

Education Attainment


Market Conditions

Market Conditions for Waterloo

August 2017

Median Sale Price
$157,450

 DOWN -3.99%
vs. Month Ago
Homes for Sale
15

  0.00%
vs. Month Ago
Homes Sold
4

 DOWN -50.00%
vs. Month Ago
Avg Days on Market
12

 DOWN -87.23%
vs. Month Ago

Median Sale Price

The median sale price for homes in August was $157,450. The median sales price for homes in August fell by ($6,550) compared to last month. This represents a 3.99% decrease from July. Compared to the same month last year, the median price of homes fell by ($20,300) representing a -11.42% year-over-year change.

The median sales price is the middle value of all sales occurring in the market during the past thirty days when you arrange these sales prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of a few unusually low or high sales prices.

Homes for Sale

The inventory of homes for sale remained level in August to 15. Compared to the same month last year when there were 30 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 15 representing a -50% year-over-year change.

Homes for sale represents the number of active listings on the market during the specified month as reported in the MLS system operating within the market area.

Homes Sold

The inventory of homes for sale remained level in August to 15. Compared to the same month last year when there were 30 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 15 representing a -50% year-over-year change.

Homes for sale represents the number of active listings on the market during the specified month as reported in the MLS system operating within the market area.

Avg Days on Market

The average days on market for a home sold in August (12) decreased by 82 days compared to July. This represents a 87.23% decrease in days on market for homes in the market from the previous month. Compared to the same month last year, the days on market for homes sold decreased by 19, a -61.29% year-over-year change.

Average Days on Market is the time period between the date when a home is listed for sale in an MLS system and the date it is sold.

Sale/List Price Ratio

The Sale/List Price Ratio of 100% in August rose by 3.25% compared to July and increased 3.1% compared to the same period last year.

Sale/List Price Ratio is the sale price of a listing divided by the original list price expressed as a percentage. The Sale/List Price Ratio for the market is determined by adding the Sale/List Price Ratio for each listing sold in the market during the month and dividing by the number of listings sold during the month.

New Homes

The number of homes listed in August (4) fell by 1 compared to July, a 20% change. Compared to August 2016, the number of new listings decreased by 2, a -33.33% year-over-year change.

Newly Listed Homes are the total count of homes that have been listed within the market area during the most recent month, as reported in the MLS system(s) operating in the market area.

Median List Price Homes

The median list price in August was $170,000. The median list price for homes in August fell by ($99,900) compared to last month. This represents a 37.01% decrease from July. Compared to the same month last year, the median list price of homes decreased ($99,450) representing a -36.9% year-over-year decrease.

The median list price is the middle value of all currently active listings as reported in the MLS systems in the market area when you arrange these list prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of the existence of a few unusually low or high list prices.




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