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Welcome to Waterloo ...

The town of Waterloo is located in Laurens County<1>.

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 171 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Waterloo is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Waterloo: (864)

The ZIP code for Waterloo: 29384<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waterloo had an population of 171 people. This is an increase of 3.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waterloo had a population of 166 people. This makes Waterloo the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 166 people, the population of Waterloo decreased 18.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 203 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, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (6), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, 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.

  • Greenwood [Greenwood County]
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    • Greenwood [Greenwood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Waterloo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,356 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<7>
  • Laurens [Laurens County]
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    • Laurens [Laurens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Waterloo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,852 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurens<7>
  • Clinton [Laurens County]
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    • Clinton [Laurens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Waterloo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,304 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<7>
  • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County]
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    • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Waterloo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,152 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ware Shoals<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ninety Six [Greenwood County]
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      • Ninety Six [Greenwood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Waterloo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,043 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ninety Six<7>
    • Due West [Abbeville County]
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      • Due West [Abbeville County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Waterloo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,198 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Due West<7>
    • Gray Court [Laurens County]
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      • Gray Court [Laurens County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Waterloo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray Court<7>
    • Cross Hill [Laurens County]
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      • Cross Hill [Laurens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Waterloo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Hill<7>
    • Donalds [Abbeville County]
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      • Donalds [Abbeville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Waterloo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donalds<7>
    • Hodges [Greenwood County]
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      • Hodges [Greenwood County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Waterloo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<7>

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. 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).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Laurens County

About South Carolina

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 Laurens County: www.laurenscountysc.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Laurens, 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 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.
<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>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waterloo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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: 34.3537, Longitude: -82.0576    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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