Waterloo, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Waterloo, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Waterloo had a population of 170 as of July 1, 2018. Waterloo ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waterloo is located at latitude 34.3545 and longitude -82.0597 in Laurens County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Waterloo (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Laurens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The Town of Waterloo (GNIS ID: 2406838) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Waterloo is located within Cross Hill Division of Laurens County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waterloo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Waterloo, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 170
Population in Households 170
Population in Familes 137
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 122
Diversity Index2 52


Median Household Income $45,984
Average Household Income $61,590
Per Capita Income $25,729


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $96,154
Average Home Value $167,593


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.47%
Households 0.33% 0.27%
Families 0.79% 0.41%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Waterloo, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterloo to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 357 10th
Population Density # 359 10th
Diversity Index # 183 54th
Median Household Income # 142 64th
Per Capita Income # 107 73rd

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