Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Waldo-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the Waldo city center killed 2 peopleand injured 9 peopleand causedbetween $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 2/12/1950, a category F4 tornado 24.3 miles away from the city center killed 18 peopleand injured 77 peopleand causedbetween $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Waldo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 140.2 miles away from the city center On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 142.8 miles away from Waldo center On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.5 miles away from the city center On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 201.5 miles away from the city center On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 296.7 miles away from Waldo center On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 223.9 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (16) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Travis Jackson - Baseball player, Algie D. Brown - Lawyer and politician, Travis E. Watkins - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Chris DeFrance - Football player, Sytia Messer - Tennesse Tech U. women's basketball head coach.
Medal of Honor Recipients
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Waldo: Travis E. Watkins.
Hospitals and medical centers near Waldo:
MAGNOLIA HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; MAGNOLIA, AR)
MAGNOLIA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MAGNOLIA, AR)
SERENITY HOSPICE OF MAGNOLIA (Hospital, about 7 miles away; MAGNOLIA, AR)
COLUMBIA COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MAGNOLIA, AR)
DAVITA - SW ARKANSAS DIALYSIS-MAGNOLIA (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MAGNOLIA, AR)
MAGNOLIA DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MAGNOLIA, AR)
HOMESTEAD MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STAMPS, AR)
Churches in Waldo include: Cedar Grove Baptist Church (A), Waldo Church of Christ (B), Memorial Baptist Church (C), First Missionary Baptist Church (D), Saint John II Baptist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map
Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Drinking water stations with addresses in Waldo and their reported violations in the past:
LAKESIDE WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,833, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013)
MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-21-2010 to MAR-03-2011)
MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2010)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2008)
MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from SEP-09-2005 to SEP-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2008)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 48.3%
(27.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.9% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Waldo compared to Arkansas state average:
Median household income significantly below state average.
Median house value significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Banks with branches in Waldo (2011 data):
The Peoples Bank: Golden Oaks Branch at East Dixon And South Walnut Streets, branch established on 1975/09/08. Info updated 2011/02/08: Bank assets: $149.9 mil, Deposits: $102.7 mil, headquarters in Magnolia, AR, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Golden Oaks Bancshares, Inc.
Religion statistics for Waldo city (based on Columbia County data)
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: 5
2.05 / 10,000 pop.
2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
0.82 / 10,000 pop.
0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
6.98 / 10,000 pop.
4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
3.28 / 10,000 pop.
6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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5.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,920 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
308 E Main St City Hall (Lat: 33.352917 Lon: -93.298222), Call Sign: KLE922 Assigned Frequencies: 37.1000 MHz Grant Date: 05/04/2005, Expiration Date: 07/23/2015 Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
.3 Mi S Of Hwy 82 (Lat: 33.350972 Lon: -93.294333), Call Sign: WNMV821, Licensee ID: L00179460 Assigned Frequencies: 451.450 MHz Grant Date: 10/18/1998, Expiration Date: 10/18/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/08/2003 Registrant: Centurytel Of Central Arkansas, LLC, Vancouver, WA 98668, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (360) 905-5953, Email:
Cr 78 3/4 Mi N Of St Hwy 355 (Lat: 33.429278 Lon: -93.318222), Type: Tank, Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPGN751, Licensee ID: L00184766 Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz Grant Date: 12/20/2004, Expiration Date: 02/15/2015 Registrant: Lakeside Water Association, Hwy 344, Waldo, AR 71770, Phone: (870) 234-4138, Fax: (870) 234-4138
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
STATION, 1.0 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 33.339000 Lon: -93.306278), Overall height: 116.7 m, Call Sign: WNTI275 Assigned Frequencies: 952.156 MHz, 928.156 MHz Grant Date: 12/01/2010, Expiration Date: 02/27/2021 Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas St., Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-0392, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
WALDO, 1.0 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 33.339000 Lon: -93.306111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 116.7 m, Call Sign: WAG93 Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHz Grant Date: 07/13/2010, Expiration Date: 09/27/2020 Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
FCC Registered Paging Towers:
1.2 Miles Sw Of Waldo On County Road 33 (Lat: 33.338194 Lon: -93.309611), Structure height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: KUS384 Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHz Grant Date: 06/21/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2009, Certifier: Sanford L Green Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568
1.2 Miles Sw Of Waldo On County Road 33 (Lat: 33.338167 Lon: -93.309611), Call Sign: KWT936 Assigned Frequencies: 152.090 MHz, 152.150 MHz, 152.090 MHz Grant Date: 06/21/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2002 Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Jackson & Dickens, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:
Call Sign: KC5WKB, Licensee ID: L00156902 Grant Date: 08/30/2006, Expiration Date: 10/03/2016 Registrant: James O Hollis Jr, 1230 Hwy 371 N, Waldo, AR 71770
Call Sign: N5FLB, Previous Call Sign: KA5ORW, Licensee ID: L00423896 Grant Date: 02/07/2012, Expiration Date: 02/18/2022 Registrant: Norman G Gaines, 223 Columbia 55n, Waldo, AR 71770
Call Sign: N5YNT Grant Date: 01/21/1992, Expiration Date: 01/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/22/2004 Registrant: Abraham T Glisson Jr, Waldo, AR 71770
Call Sign: WB5NBC, Licensee ID: L00401789 Grant Date: 03/25/1997, Expiration Date: 03/25/2007, Cancellation Date: 10/05/2001 Registrant: Matthew T Harwell, Rt 3 Box 95, Waldo, AR 71770
Call Sign: K5NTT, Previous Call Sign: WB5NBC, Licensee ID: L00401789 Grant Date: 08/04/2011, Expiration Date: 10/05/2021, Certifier: Matthew T Harwell Registrant: Matthew T Harwell, 339 Nevada 2, Waldo, AR 71770
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle) N-Number: 13254 , Serial Number: 17262614, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/1973 Registrant (Corporation): Blue Sky Aviation LLC, 419 E Mckissack St, Waldo, AR 71770
Aircraft: CESSNA 150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 5531E , Serial Number: 17031, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 11/07/1958 Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 355, Waldo, AR 71770
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: