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Waterloo, Indiana
(DeKalb County)

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The location of Waterloo

Welcome to Waterloo ...

The town of Waterloo is located in DeKalb County.

The location of Waterloo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Waterloo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Waterlooan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Waterloo has a population of 2,239 people<3> (see below for details).

Waterloo is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Waterloo lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Waterloo lies within the (260) area code.

The ZIP code for Waterloo: 46793<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waterloo had a population of 2,242 people (or 5.31% of the total population of DeKalb County). This makes Waterloo the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Waterloo represents 0.03% of the population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 186th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,242 people, the population of Waterloo increased 1.91% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 2,200 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Waterloo had an population of 2,239 people. This is a decrease of 0.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.77% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Waterloo.

Communities near Waterloo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Angola   [Map]   8,655   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Auburn   [Map]   13,169   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Avilla   [Map]   2,425   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Butler   [Map]   2,694   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Garrett   [Map]   6,364   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Huntertown   [Map]   6,729   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Waterloo.

Communities Also Named Waterloo ...

While we believe that this Waterloo is located in DeKalb County, we know of another 2 Indiana communities named Waterloo. Those communities are located in the following counties: Fayette and Johnson County.

Beyond Indiana, there are 58 communities that are also named Waterloo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland (3), Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (6), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (5), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Waterloo.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waterloo. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waterloo. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waterloo. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Waterloo:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waterloo ...

Looking for more information about Waterloo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Waterloo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waterloo.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Indiana

About DeKalb County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waterloo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Indiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Waterloo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Waterloo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waterloo.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waterloo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Waterloo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waterloo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waterloo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waterloo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waterloo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterloo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4318, Longitude: -85.0268     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waterloo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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