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WATERLOO, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MONROE         
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 4,646 5,072 7,614 9,811 9,971 Avg. Winter Temp 32.30 F 0.17 C County 20,117 22,422 27,619 32,957 33,294 Avg. Summer Temp 76.30 F 24.61 C Labor 10,169 11,364 14,898 18,529 18,315 Avg. Annual Rainfall 42.94 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 12.25 In 31.12 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2006       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 5     in city  8     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         32
    Police Department           15          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  10
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest  12 MI   19 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest   9 MI   14 KM
 
                 Banks   6  Assets $    316,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community 255                                               
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    10 MI   16 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   3
          Interstate Carriers   3
          Intrastate Carriers   3

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport LAMBERT INT., ST LOUIS MO.
                     Local NO    39 MI 62 KM
       Commercial Airlines   16   Flights per day  250

    Nearest Public Airport ST LOUIS DOWNTOWN - PARKS AIRPORT
                     Local NO   18 MI   29 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  7,000 FT   2,135 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway                          
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    10 MI   16 KM

Travel Time
(distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

              Highway   Highway    Days       Days
City           Miles      Km.     by Rail   by Truck
-----------   -------   -------   -------   --------
Atlanta           567       907       0         1
Chicago           310       496       0         1
Cleveland         555       888       0         1
Dallas            654     1,046       0         2
Denver            865     1,384       0         2
Detroit           552       883       0         1
Kansas City       262       419       0         1
Los Angeles     1,857     2,971       0         4
Memphis           303       485       0         1
Minneapolis       555       888       0         1
New Orleans       704     1,126       0         2
New York          975     1,560       0         2
St. Louis          25        40       0         1
Seattle         2,118     3,389       0         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    20 MI   32 KM
Container Service NO    20 MI   32 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source RIVER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,500,000           5,700,000
            Treatment Capacity        1,500,000           5,700,000
          Average Daily Demand          800,000           3,040,000
             Peak Daily Demand        1,000,000           3,800,000
               Excess Capacity          500,000           1,900,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process ACT SLUDGE/LAGOONS  
            Treatment Capacity        3,000,000          11,400,000
                  Present Load        1,000,000           3,800,000
               Excess Capacity        2,000,000           7,600,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier MUNICIPAL                
       Electric Supplier MUNICIPAL                
Local Telephone Supplier HARRISONVILLE TELEPHONE CO (HTC)                  
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers HTC    

Remarks
AVERAGE UTILITY COSTS ARE LOWER THAN AVERAGE FOR 
STATE, REGION, AND NATION.  CITY OWNED ELECTRIC 
GENERATION CAN SUPPORT COMMUNITY DURING EXTENDED 
OUTAGE.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  15 MI   24 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    15
            Dentists in Community     9
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
LARGE HEALTH CENTER THAT OFFERS IN-HOUSE PHYSICAL 
THERAPY, RADIOLOGIST SERVICES & LAB.  ADDITIONAL 
MEDICAL FACILITIES INCLUDE SEVERAL SPECIALISTS, 
TWO NURSING HOMES & AMBULANCE GARAGE WITH 
PARAMEDICS.  JUST MINUTES FROM ST. LOUIS MEDICAL 
CENTERS.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                4        84       1,348
Junior High               2        82         929
High School               2        79       1,129
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 21.4

Remarks
3 PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS & 5 PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR K-12 & 
4 PRE-SCHOOLS FOR AGES 3-5.  COMMUNTING DISTANCE 
FROM 11 MAJOR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES IN THE ST. 
LOUIS METRO AREA.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
WAL-MART SUPER             RETAIL/GROCERY            366  NONE                0
STORE                    
WATERLOO SCHOOL            EDUCATION                 340  IEA-NEA             0
DISTRICT #5              
MONROE COUNTY CARE         HEALTHCARE                190  NONE                0
& REHABILITATION CENTER  
MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE   COUNTY GOVERNMENT         160  FOP & USWA          0
                         
HARRISONVILLE TELEPHONE    COMMUNICATIONS            144  CWA                 0
CO.                      
FIRST NATIONAL BANK        FINANCIAL                  80  NONE                0
                         
CITY OF WATERLOO           CITY GOVERNMENT            75  FOP/IBEW/AFSCME     0
                         
RURAL KING                 RETAIL                     42  NONE                0
                         
COMMERCIAL STATE BANK      FINANCIAL                  40  NONE                0
                         
GIBAULT CATHOLIC           EDUCATION                  40  NONE                0
HIGH SCHOOL              

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MONROE COUNTY                           
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force    18,315
             Unemployed   1,355
             Percentage   7.40%
         Total Employed    16,960
          Manufacturing  13.60%
      Non-Manufacturing  81.00%
            Agriculture   5.40%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   1
            Number won by union   1
          Number won by company   0
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   0
   Number of employees involved       0

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the Econ Dev Reg 9 SW        

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 19.95  $ 40.37   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 19.88  $ 28.63
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.40  $ 15.56   Office Clerk             $  9.30  $ 15.78
Assembler-Production     $  9.40  $ 15.56   Secretary                $  9.68  $ 15.49
Computer Operator        $ 11.84  $ 17.25   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 11.68  $ 18.22
Computer Programmer      $ 17.91  $ 34.02   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.96  $ 18.56
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.66  $ 16.15   Systems Analyst          $ 24.14  $ 39.65
Drill or Punch Press     $ 12.64  $ 18.44   Technician               $ 16.88  $ 33.35
Engineer                 $ 25.64  $ 39.20   Tool & Die Maker         $ 21.41  $ 29.98
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.73  $ 13.34   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.41  $ 16.09
Laborer                  $ 14.51  $ 26.82   Welder                   $ 14.87  $ 26.17
Machinist                $ 13.66  $ 23.26   Word Processor           $ 12.46  $ 15.07

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       5        Protestant Churches  18
                 Number of Rooms      70          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      36          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     600              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       6               Health Clubs   3
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River 4 FISHING ONLY LAKES                              

Remarks
FOUR LAKES ARE PART OF PARK DISTRICT, FISHING 
ONLY.  OVER 230 ACRES OF PARKS & NEARBY 
RECREATIONAL AREAS OFFER FISHING, CAVING, BIKING, 
NATURE TRAILS & OTHER ACTIVITIES.  WATERLOO IS 
ONLY MINUTES FROM ST. LOUIS ATTRACTIONS & 
SHOPPING.

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. 
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
 County where residential is assessed at 10%, 
commercial and industrial property is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2011          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.50%
    City  0.4317%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.8385%          2010       2009              Electricity  5.00%
  School  4.4373%         6.0656%    5.9135%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  0.4903%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  6.1979%                                             Water  5.00%

Remarks
TOTAL UTILITY TAX RATE ON TELEPHONE 13.0%.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Tom Smith                            Regina Wetzler                     
Mayor                                CAD Operator             
City of Waterloo                     City of Waterloo                   
100 W Fourth Street                  100 W Fourth Street                
Waterloo, IL  62298                  Waterloo, IL  62298    
Phone (618) 939-8600                 Phone (618) 939-8600
  Fax (618) 939-8988                   Fax (618) 939-5415

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62298           Rep Dist           116                          
                            Senate Dist        58                           
                            Congressional Dist 12               


Remarks
Mayor Smith E-mail: mayorsmith@waterloo.il.us, 
Waterloo Website: www.waterloo.il.us.  Waterloo is
 a growing community located just southeast of St.
 Louis.  With outstanding public services, an 
excellent educational system, fine civic 
organizations, wonderful churches, beautiful 
recreation areas & much more, Waterloo offers a 
superb quality of life.

Last updated 03/14/2013
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