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Population in 2012: 30 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -37.5%
Males: 12  (41.2%)
Females: 18  (58.8%)

Median resident age:  52.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67673

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,621 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Waldo:

$30,621
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,781

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $14,092 (it was $13,800 in 2000)
Waldo:

$14,092
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $16,143; Detached houses: $16,143

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Waldo: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (28.6%), English (10.2%), Norwegian (6.1%), Scottish (6.1%), Czech (4.1%), Dutch (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1711 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 79 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Waldo:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waldo city:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 77.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 22.2%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $667
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $250 (2.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (126.8 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (451.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Luray, KS (2.4 miles ), Paradise, KS (2.5 miles) , Natoma, KS (3.6 miles ), Lucas, KS (3.8 miles ), Russell, KS (4.0 miles ), Bunker Hill, KS (4.2 miles) , Gorham, KS (4.5 miles ), Dorrance, KS (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 39.12 N, Longitude: 98.80 W

Area code: 785

Waldo household income distribution Waldo home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-15.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (75%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (25%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Educational services (50%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Waldo-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 193% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the Waldo city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 tornado 31.1 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Waldo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.5 miles away from Waldo center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 15.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from Waldo center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Russell County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Waldo:

  • BEVERLY HEALTH AND REHAB OF LUCAS (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LUCAS, KS)
  • CHRISTOPHER MANOR OF LUCAS (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LUCAS, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waldo:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 34 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 87 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 111 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Kansas State University (about 119 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Central Community College (about 125 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Wichita State University (about 127 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Butler Community College (about 138 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)

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Notable locations in Waldo: Midway Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 12 (A), Rural Fire District 3 - Waldo (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  46.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Waldo compared to Kansas state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Waldo travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (75%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Wood (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Waldo city (based on Russell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.16%
Here65.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of Christ
Adherents31.9%29.1%22.8%3.7%3.1%
Congregations17.9%28.6%10.7%3.6%7.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1.7%1.7%1.5%1.4%3.0%
Congregations3.6%3.6%7.1%3.6%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Russell County:

4.46 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Russell County:

8.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

13.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Russell County:

27.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

3.1%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$350
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,548
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,898

Waldo government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $16,000 ($533.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($133.33)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($66.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($166.67)

Waldo government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $9,000 ($300.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($133.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($66.67)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($166.67)
    Total General Sales: $4,000 ($133.33)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($33.33)

Waldo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($300.00)

6.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ellis County, KS  1.01% ($27,185 average AGI)
from Saline County, KS  0.41% ($33,273)


7.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ellis County, KS  1.94% ($26,212 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.48% ($30,692)
to Barton County, KS  0.45% ($35,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waldo:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRSL (990 AM; 0 kW; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: WEST CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waldo:

  • KCAY (95.9 FM; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: WEST CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KZLS (107.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRD (88.9 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK INC.)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KHCT (90.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KHOK (100.7 FM; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Waldo:

  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • K38GH (Channel 38; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KBSH-TV (Channel 7; HAYS, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • Waldo, Ks (Ks-5013) (Lat: 39.119306 Lon: -98.781361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: KNKN465
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • 5900 189th Street (Lat: 39.119306 Lon: -98.781361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: KNKN514
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Dave Cavaliere, Waldo, Ks (Ks-5013) (Lat: 39.119306 Lon: -98.781361), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 89.9 m
    Registrant: 8139606200, Operations@skywaytowers.Com, 3903 NORTHDALE BLVD SUITE 111W
  • Dave Cavaliere, Waldo, Ks (Ks-5013) (Lat: 39.119306 Lon: -98.781361), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 89.9 m
    Registrant: 8139606200, Operations@skywaytowers.Com, 3903 NORTHDALE BLVD SUITE 111W
  • Carissa L Bick, Waldo, Ks (Ks-5013) (Lat: 39.119306 Lon: -98.781361), Type: 96.0, Structure height: 20167 m, Overall height: 89.9 m
    Registrant: 8139606200, Operations@skywaytowers.Com, 3903 NORTHDALE BLVD SUITE 111W

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 39.192444 Lon: -98.781667, Call Sign: WQNT790
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/23/2011, Expiration Date: 05/23/2021, Certifier: Josh L Boden
    Registrant: Rural Telephone Service Co., Inc./Nex-Te, 233 East 8th Street, Hays, KS 67601, Phone: (785) 625-2119, Fax: (785) 628-2272, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WA4LRZ, Licensee ID: L00390250
    Grant Date: 12/13/2003, Expiration Date: 02/08/2014, Certifier: Albert W Clow
    Registrant: Albert W Clow, 130 Main St, Waldo, KS 67673


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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