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 5,126 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

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 2,208 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

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 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


Market Conditions

Market Conditions for Waterloo

April 2019

Median Sale Price
$210,000

 DOWN -6.20%
vs. Month Ago
Homes for Sale
13

 UP 30.00%
vs. Month Ago
Homes Sold
4

 UP 33.33%
vs. Month Ago
Avg Days on Market
33

 DOWN -63.33%
vs. Month Ago

Median Sale Price

The median sale price for homes in April was $210,000. The median sales price for homes in April fell by ($13,900) compared to last month. This represents a 6.2% decrease from March. Compared to the same month last year, the median price of homes rose by $32,000 representing a 17.97% 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 rose by 3 in April to 13. This represents 30% increase from March when 10 homes were on the market. Compared to the same month last year when there were 17 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 4 representing a -23.52% 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 4 homes sold in April was 1 more than in March. This represents a 33.33% increase in sales from March. Compared to the same month last year, the number of homes sold did not change 0, a 0% year-over-year .

Homes sold is the total count of properties in the market area that have had a closed sale during the specified month as reported in the MLS systems operating within the market area.

Avg Days on Market

The average days on market for a home sold in April (33) decreased by 57 days compared to March. This represents a 63.33% 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 increased by 21, a 175% 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 98.54% in April rose by 7.75% compared to March and increased 0.15% 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 April (7) rose by 2 compared to March, a 40% change. Compared to April 2018, the number of new listings increased by 1, a 16.66% 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 April was $349,900. The median list price for homes in April rose by $109,900 compared to last month. This represents a 45.79% increase from March. Compared to the same month last year, the median list price of homes increased $152,450 representing a 77.2% year-over-year increase.

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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