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About Waterloo

Waterloo is the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 68,747. It is the larger of two principal cities, by population, and belongs to the Cedar Falls-Waterloo Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Waterloo was first settled in 1845 when George and Mary Hanna and their children arrived on the east bank of the Red Cedar River (now just called the Cedar River). They were followed by the Virden and Mullan families in 1846. Evidence of these earliest families can still be found in Waterloo (Mullan Avenue and Virden Creek).

There were two extended periods of rapid growth over the next 115 years. From 1895 to 1915, the population increased from 8,490 to 33,097 a 290% increase. From 1925 to 1960, population increased from 36,771 to 71,755. The 1895 to 1915 period was a time of the rapid growth in manufacturing, rail transportation and wholesale operations. It was during this period that the Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Company moved to Waterloo and was shortly after Rath Packing Company had relocated from Dubuque. Another major employer Waterloo throughout the first 2/3 of the 20th century was the Illinois Central Railroad.

Although located in the Midwest, which is historically and predominantly white, Waterloo and its industries have attracted a diverse population that often reflects national trends. African-Americans were first drawn to Waterloo because of the many entry-level jobs that were then available in meatpacking and other industries located in the city. In the 1990's, Bosnian war refugees were resettled in Waterloo by the federal government, and during the same decade a new IBP packing plant attracted hundreds of Hispanics.

This diversity of races has generally worked well, but Waterloo has experienced its share of racial tension and hostility. Early on, African-Americans settled on only the "East" side (geographically and more accurately north-northeast, but the term has become locally fixed), while Caucasians populated both the "East" and the "West" sides. Through the 1970s and 1980s the "East" side stagnated and the "West" side prospered, leaving a racially divided city. This clear division of the city magnified the awareness of differences and the need for fairness.

Waterloo was one of the very few communities to have two Carnegie-endowed libraries: one on the East side and one on the West.

The clear division of the city also contributed to the natural but sometimes fractious competition between East High School and West High School. Then, when Central High School was built, its location on the "West" (and it was truly on the west side of the city) aggravated the perception of racism within the city. In time, however, the racial tension become more a matter of economics as the East side experienced an enduring upswing in poor Caucasians and major business, including Rath, closed leaving hundreds of people unemployed.

Waterloo is home of the Waterloo Blackhawks, a team in the United States Hockey League which plays in Young Arena. It is also the home of the Waterloo Bucks, a summer collegiate league baseball team which plays in the Northwoods League. The team plays at Riverfront Stadium.

Waterloo was originally known as "Prairie Rapids Crossing". The town was built on top of a Native American village. The town is now named after Waterloo, Belgium. The city's primary waterway is the Cedar River.


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 68,747 people, 28,169 households, and 17,746 families residing in the city. The population density was 437.0/km² (1,131.9/mi²). There were 29,499 housing units at an average density of 187.5/km² (485.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.61% White, 13.86% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 28,169 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,092, and the median income for a family was $42,731. Males had a median income of $31,491 versus $22,569 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,558. About 10.0% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.


Hawkeye Community College is located in Waterloo. Neighboring Cedar Falls is home to the University of Northern Iowa.

One of two public high schools in the city is Waterloo West High School. Its school mascot is the Wahawk, a contraction of Waterloo and Black Hawk (the city and county names), and its colors are old rose and black. Its most famous alumnus is former amateur wrestler and coach Dan Gable. Its current principal is Dr. Gail Moon. [2] The other public high school is Waterloo East High School. Its athletic teams are called the Trojans, and the school colors are orange and black. Mary Meier is the current principal. [3] Waterloo's private high schools include Columbus Catholic High School and Walnut Ridge Baptist Academy. Waterloo also has a variety of Catholic and public grade schools such as St. Edwards and Orange Elementary School.


One of the largest attractions in Waterloo, are tours of either the John Deere Tractor Assembly Plant (weekdays 8am, 10am and 1pm )or the Engine Works (weekdays 9:30am and 1pm ). Reservations are required.

The Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum offers a historical perspective on Wrestling from ancient Greece to the present. The institute also serves as a learning facility. http://www.wrestlingmuseum.org/

The National Cattle Congress has been part of Waterloo since 1910. The organization maintains a fairgrounds and ballroom. The annual fair is held in mid-September. Additionally, the organization hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year. http://www.nationalcattlecongress.com

Waterloo is the headquarter of the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area. The area is an official National Park Service Heritage Area and consists of over 80 sites throughout the northeastern 2/3 of Iowa. http://www.silosandsmokestacks.org

A recent entry that has been drawing national and international attention is Galleria de Paco. The upscale restaurant and bar features a complete reproduction (on the ceiling) of Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling. The painting was done by local artist Paco Rosic completely with spraypaint. Dinner reservations are recommended. http://www.paco-rosic.com

The Grout Museum District is a multi-building museum that focuses on telling the story of Waterloo and the surrounding community. A large expansion of the Museum will widen it's focus when the Sullivan Iowa Veteran's Museum open's in late 2008. http://www.groutmuseumdistrict.org

Downtown Waterloo hosts numerous festivals and celebrations throughout the course of the year including the bi-weekly Friday'loo (May - September), BBQ'loo (July), My Waterloo Days (June), the 4th Fireworks Festival (July), Tour d'Loo (October) and a new event in 2007, Iowa Irish Festival (August). More information at: http://www.mainstreetwaterloo.org ; http://www.waterloojaycees.org ; http://www.iowairishfest.org .

On Waterloo's south side, near the U.S 20/I-380/U.S. 218 intersection, exists the Lost Island Waterpark which opened in 2001 (http://www.thelostisland.com), and "The Isle" Hotel and Casino (http://www.theislewaterloo.com), which opened on June 30th, 2007.

Waterloo is also part of the very large and well developed Cedar Trail Network. Trails along the Cedar River through downtown Waterloo are currently under construction. Complete trail map can be found at: http://www.cedartrailspartnership.org/metro_trail_guide.pdf

Other information can be found at the Waterloo Convention and Visitor's Bureau website: http://www.waterloocvb.org/

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