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

  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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Population Demographics

  City County State
Total Population 5,126 76,062 5,742,119
Total Households 2,043 29,946 2,299,100
Total Families 1,412 20,346 1,469,281
Population Density 72 1,245 446,124
Percent Male 50% 49% 50%
Percent Female 50% 51% 50%
White Collar Jobs 60% 58% 56%
Blue Collar Jobs 40% 43% 44%

Top Occupations

Professions Population Employed
Manufacturing 680
Transportation 621
Healthcare 571
Sales 513
Management 440
Retail 419
Education 271
Professional Services 262
Information, Scientific and Technical 191
Construction 164

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Population Age

White vs Blue Collar Jobs

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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 2,208 32,337 2,641,602
Owner Occupied Housing Units 1,614 21,265 1,547,197
Renter Occupied Housing Units 411 8,619 751,903
Vacant Housing Units 183 2,454 342,513
Occupancy Rate 92% 92% 87%
Vehicles Per Housing Unit 2 21 1,563

Commute Time To Work

  City County State
Less than 5 minutes 137 2,655 124,926
5 - 14 minutes 513 6,466 372,159
15 - 29 minutes 906 4,980 448,656
30 - 44 minutes 697 3,987 290,652
45-59 minutes 261 3,008 152,657
Over 60 minutes 108 1,977 85,613

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Education Attainment

  City County State
Some High School 472 4,697 347,427
High School Graduate 1,533 19,314 1,239,522
Some College 703 11,091 817,979
Associates Degree 356 5,604 390,482
Bachelors Degree 415 8,148 713,854
Graduate Degree 193 2,786 261,591

Education Attainment

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