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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Waterloo.

This page contains six sections:

Around Waterloo ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Madison. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the west of Waterloo. Madison has a population of 255,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Waukesha. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the east of Waterloo and has a population of 72,500 people.

For comparison, Waterloo has a population of 3,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Waterloo and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Beloit   [Map]   36,773   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Brookfield   [Map]   38,045   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fitchburg   [Map]   29,485   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fond du Lac   [Map]   42,809   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Germantown   [Map]   19,982   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Janesville   [Map]   64,359   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   37,443   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Mequon   [Map]   24,159   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Muskego   [Map]   24,996   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   39,740   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Sun Prairie   [Map]   32,894   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Watertown   [Map]   23,655   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wauwatosa   [Map]   48,277   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
West Allis   [Map]   59,934   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
West Bend   [Map]   31,596   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bristol   [Map]   3,945   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Columbus   [Map]   651   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Columbus   [Map]   5,031   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Deerfield   [Map]   1,699   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Deerfield   [Map]   2,529   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lake Mills   [Map]   2,129   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lake Mills   [Map]   5,898   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Marshall   [Map]   3,973   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Medina   [Map]   1,469   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Milford   [Map]   1,127   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Portland   [Map]   1,056   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Shields   [Map]   551   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sun Prairie   [Map]   2,455   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Waterloo   [Map]   933   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
York   [Map]   693   NW   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Waterloo, please visit our County-by-County Page for Waterloo.

Jefferson County ...

Waterloo is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Dane, Dodge, Rock, Walworth & Waukesha.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waterloo ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Waterloo.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Waterloo.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Waterloo. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead 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.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Waterloo ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Waterloo.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Blackhawk Airfield   [Map]   87Y   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Watertown Muni.(ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]   RYV   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fort Atkinson Muni.   [Map]   61C   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dodge Co. Airport (ICAO: KUNU)   [Map]   UNU   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Waunakee Airport   [Map]   6P3   W   23 miles [37 km]
Middleton Muni.   [Map]   C29   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Palmyra Muni.   [Map]   88C   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Waterloo.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Waterloo. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ESE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   S   68 miles [109.4 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   SSE   99 miles [159.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   NNE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   SE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   NNE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   WSW   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Blackhawk Airfield   [Map]   87Y   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Watertown Muni.(ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]   RYV   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fort Atkinson Muni.   [Map]   61C   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dodge Co. Airport (ICAO: KUNU)   [Map]   UNU   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Waunakee Airport   [Map]   6P3   W   23 miles [37 km]
Middleton Muni.   [Map]   C29   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Palmyra Muni.   [Map]   88C   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hartford Muni.   [Map]   HXF   ENE   32 miles [51.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watertown Muni.   (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dodge Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUNU)   [Map]
        Website for Dodge County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waukesha Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]
        Website for Waukesha County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Capitol Airport   (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Jefferson County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Waterloo: www.waterloowis.com/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywi.gov

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Waterloo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waterloo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterloo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1831, Longitude: -88.9898     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waterloo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Waterloo), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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