Waldo, Alabama

Submit your own pictures of this town and show them to the World

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2014: 278 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 
Males: 128  (46.4%)
Females: 150  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  52.6 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 35160.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,436 (it was $26,563 in 2000)
Waldo:

$33,436
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,915 (it was $13,743 in 2000)

Waldo town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $67,105 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Waldo:

$67,105
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $71,660; Detached houses: $108,202; Mobile homes: $39,123

Median gross rent in 2016: $796.

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Waldo, AL (2010)

    Waldo races chart
    • 17963.3%White alone
    • 10236.0%Black alone
    • 20.7%Two or more races

Races in Waldo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Waldo: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Waldo, AL forum
Recent posts about Waldo, Alabama on our local forum with over 2,000,000 registered users:
Help with Rental Housing  (4 replies)

Latest news from Waldo, AL collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: American (31.4%), Irish (10.7%), English (2.1%), Italian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 2.84 square miles.

Population density: 98 people per square mile   (very low).

Waldo,AL real estate house value index trend

Waldo, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Waldo:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waldo town:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $202 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $326 (0.5%)

Waldo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (44.6 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (45.9 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (591.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Talladega, AL (2.2 miles ), Munford, AL (3.3 miles ), Sycamore-Winterboro, AL (3.4 miles ), Ashland, AL (3.8 miles ), Renfroe-Lanier, AL (3.9 miles ), Lincoln, AL (3.9 miles ), Bynum, AL (3.9 miles ), Millerville-Hollins, AL (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 33.39 N, Longitude: 86.03 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Waldo household income distribution Waldo home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -10 (-3.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (2%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (2%)
  • Production occupations (32%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Transportation occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Waldo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Waldo, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Waldo, Alabama average temperatures Waldo, Alabama average precipitation Waldo, Alabama humidity Waldo, Alabama wind speed Waldo, Alabama snowfall Waldo, Alabama sunshine Waldo, Alabama clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Waldo-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 118% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Waldo town center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 tornado 18.8 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waldo-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from Waldo center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 206.8 miles away from Waldo center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Talladega County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waldo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Waldo:

  • TALLADEGA HEALTHCARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • DAVITA TALLADEGA (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF TALLADEGA (Hospital, about 5 miles away; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • LANDMARK DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • BAPTIST CITIZENS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • CITIZENS BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • CLAY COUNTY HOSPITAL HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; ASHLAND, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waldo:

  • Southern Union State Community College (about 33 miles; Wadley, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 34 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 42 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 43 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Samford University (about 45 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 46 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 46 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)

Click to draw/clear town borders

Notable location: Waldo Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Waldo: Lane Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Lake Socapatoy (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mump Creek (A), Chatham Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Talladega County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

75

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.0%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.6% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.3%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Alabama average:

12.0

Waldo travel time to work - commute Waldo mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waldo town (based on Talladega County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant33,499139
Mainline Protestant4,53837
Black Protestant3,64525
Catholic1,7694
Other5544
None38,286-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Talladega County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Talladega County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
Talladega County:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

4.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Talladega County:

32.8%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.9%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Waldo:

49.3%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Waldo:

44.7%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Waldo:

29.7
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.9%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Waldo:

15.3%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Waldo:

6.6
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.6%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Waldo:

52.4%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Waldo:

82.9%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Waldo, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$106
Totals for Government 0$0 1$106

5.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,785 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($397 average AGI)
Talladega County:

0.06%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Calhoun County, AL  1.09% ($32,744 average AGI)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.55% ($37,621)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.47% ($34,600)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Calhoun County, AL  1.08% ($32,240 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.55% ($32,178)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.43% ($33,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waldo:

  • WVOK (1580 AM; 3 kW; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNUZ (1230 AM; 1 kW; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFHK (1430 AM; 5 kW; PELL CITY, AL; Owner: STOCKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHMA (1390 AM; 5 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: CASEY NETWORK, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waldo:

  • WSSY-FM (97.5 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRB-FM (98.3 FM; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Waldo:

  • WCIQ (Channel 7; MOUNT CHEAHA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W63CK (Channel 63; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: BOWLIN BROADCAST NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • W29AO (Channel 29; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOIL-LP (Channel 47; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: BOWLIN BROADCAST NETWORK, INC.)

Waldo fatal accident list:

Aug 19, 2014 05:30 PM, Sr-77, Stockdale Road, Lat: 33.39323, Lon: -86.03744, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 20, 2012 06:30 AM, Cr-Harrell Lane, Lat: 33.38549, Lon: -86.03297, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 25, 2006 11:00 AM, Sr-77, Lat: 33.39872, Lon: -86.04271, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 29, 2001 09:45 AM, Sr-77, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Dec 14, 1996 03:00 PM, 77, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $5,345,000Total costs
  • 4,095Total average daily traffic
  • 351Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,101Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Waldo compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Cost of Living Calculator