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Welcome to Waterloo ...

The village of Waterloo is located in Seneca County<1> and is the County Seat for Seneca County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waterloo has a population of 4,892 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Waterloo.

Waterloo is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waterloo had an population of 4,892 people. This is a decrease of 5.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waterloo had a population of 5,171 people (which is 14.67% of the total population of Seneca County). This makes Waterloo the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Waterloo represents 0.03% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 464th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,171 people, the population of Waterloo increased 1.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,111 people).

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

Communities Also Named Waterloo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 58 communities that are also named Waterloo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland (3), Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, 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.

Communities near Waterloo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Waterloo.

  • Auburn [Cayuga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Cayuga County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Waterloo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,915 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Arcadia [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
    • Arcadia [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Waterloo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,424 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
  • Geneva [Ontario County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
    • Geneva [Ontario County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Waterloo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,639 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneva<6>
  • Manchester [Ontario County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester [Ontario County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Waterloo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,098 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newark [Wayne County]
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      • Newark [Wayne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Waterloo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,750 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newark have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newark<6>
    • Phelps [Ontario County]
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      • Phelps [Ontario County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Waterloo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,790 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phelps have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phelps
    • Lyons [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
      • Lyons [Wayne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Waterloo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyons have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
    • Penn Yan [Yates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penn Yan
      • Penn Yan [Yates County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Waterloo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penn Yan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penn Yan<6>
    • Gorham [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorham
      • Gorham [Ontario County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Waterloo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,226 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
    • Brutus [Cayuga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brutus
      • Brutus [Cayuga County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Waterloo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brutus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brutus

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waterloo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waterloo.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Waterloo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waterloo. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Waterloo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Waterloo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Waterloo was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Waterloo on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Waterloo on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Seneca County

About New York

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 Seneca County: www.co.seneca.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Seneca, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 village'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waterloo.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waterloo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaterlooOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterloo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9046, Longitude: -76.8628    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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