Businesses in Waterloo, Ontario


Business Distribution by Industry
 Shopping: 18.4%
 Professional Services: 11.2%
 Home Services: 9.5%
 Industry: 9%
 Restaurants: 8.3%
 Medical: 7.5%
 Other: 36%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Age of BusinessAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Car repair18126.4 years4.21.7
Beauty salons16522.8 years4.31.6
Hairdressers14123 years4.41.3
Public administration10925.1 years4.11.0
Social work9223.5 years4.40.9
Education other10925.2 years4.01.0
Higher education (colleges and universities)11821.9 years4.11.1
Loan companies25925.1 years4.12.5
Grocery stores and supermarkets13124.2 years4.21.2
General contractors24725.2 years4.22.3
Other construction12524.8 years4.61.2
Real estate30723.7 years3.72.9
Buses and trains8624 years4.10.8
Construction of buildings16925.7 years4.11.6
Wholesale of machinery20729.6 years4.22.0
Dentists10922.8 years4.61.0
Health and medical60223.1 years4.15.7
Corporate management16523.2 years3.81.6
Lawyers legal10423.6 years4.21.0
Churches9825.6 years4.10.9
Bars, pubs and taverns9822.5 years4.10.9
Cafes12521 years4.21.2
Fast food restaurants8124.6 years3.90.8
Clothing stores13524.4 years4.01.3
Electronics stores26925 years3.82.5
Hardware stores14029.3 years4.21.3
Office supplies and stationery stores19528.2 years4.11.8
Shopping other18724.5 years4.31.8
Public parks9923.1 years4.40.9
Area of Waterloo, Ontario65.2 km²
Male Population52,196 (49.5%)
Female Population53,309 (50.5%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +64.7%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +17.7%
Median Age37.4
Male Median Age35.6
Female Median Age39.2
Area Codes519
NeighborhoodsBeechwood, City Commercial Core, Laurelwood, Westvale
Local TimeFriday 8:14 PM
TimezoneEastern Standard Time
Weather5.9°C scattered clouds
Lat & Lng43.4668° / -80.51639°
Postal CodesN2JN2KN2LN2TN2V

Waterloo, Ontario - Map

Waterloo, Ontario Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density982.0 / km²1,218 / km²1,373 / km²1,617 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Waterloo, Ontario Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 17.7% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Waterloo, Ontario+64.7%+32.8%+17.7%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Waterloo, Ontario Median Age

Median Age: 37.4 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Waterloo, Ontario37.4 years39.2 years35.6 years
Ontario40.5 years41.4 years39.6 years
Canada40.6 years41.5 years39.6 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Waterloo, Ontario Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 52,7362,6125,349
85 Plus6021,2631,866
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Waterloo, Ontario Population Density

Population Density: 1,617 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Waterloo, Ontario105,50465.2 km²1,617 / km²
Ontario13.8 million1,078,182.8 km²12.8 / km²
Canada35.5 million9,875,295.4 km²3.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Waterloo, Ontario Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1840 to 2100
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953,, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in Waterloo, Ontario
 Beechwood: 32.9%
 Laurelwood: 14.8%
 City Commercial Core: 13.6%
 Westvale: 9.8%
 Other: 29%

Business distribution by price for Waterloo, Ontario

 Inexpensive: 44.7%
 Moderate: 34.3%
 Expensive: 12%
 Very Expensive: 9%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Waterloo, Ontario CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Waterloo, Ontario1,650,883 t15.6 t25,310 t/km²
Ontario197,940,137 t14.4 t183.6 t/km²
Canada521,999,336 t14.7 t52.9 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Waterloo, Ontario CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)1,650,883 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita15.6 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)25,310 t/km²

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
EarthquakeLow (2)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Earthquake Hazard Distribution - Peak Ground Acceleration. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Recent Nearby Earthquakes

Magnitude 3.0 and greater
8/5/892:07 PM3.384.9 km18,000 msouthern Ontario,
7/23/872:32 AM3.484.5 km6,800 msouthern Ontario,
10/4/8310:18 AM3.158.9 km2,000 msouthern Ontario,
8/28/813:51 AM3.328.9 km18,000 msouthern Ontario,

Waterloo, Ontario

Waterloo is a city in Southern Ontario, Canada. It is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the city of Kitchener. and Waterloo are often jointly referred to as "Kitchener-Waterloo", "KW", or "..  ︎  Waterloo, Ontario Wikipedia Page

Postal Codes

Percentage of businesses by Postal Codes in Waterloo, Ontario
 Postal Code N2L: 34.3%
 Postal Code N2J: 30.9%
 Postal Code N2V: 17.8%
 Postal Code N2K: 7%
 Postal Code N2T: 5.4%
 Other: 4.5%

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